Aldo Leopold Charter School (ALCS) Partners with San Vicente Farms to Promote Sustainability in Education
Silver City, NM – Aldo Leopold Charter School (ALCS) is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $15,000 grant from the Public Education Department (PED). This grant, being distributed to ALCS and 20 other schools, is aimed at fostering sustainable environments within educational institutions and providing students the knowledge and experience about the significance of locally grown food production to reduce the ultimate amount of landfill waste.
With the grant, ALCS plans to construct a protective perimeter fence to safeguard their produce from deer and explore an unique approach to reducing food waste by introducing pigs to utilize leftover food scraps, thereby mitigating methane emissions. ALCS is committed to the principles of "reduce, reuse, recycle," ensuring that every resource is utilized efficiently.
Known for its unwavering commitment to sustainable living and environmentalism, ALCS boasts a team of experienced educators specializing in environmental sciences. The educators encourage students to actively contribute to the Grant County community's sustainability efforts. The grant received from PED will further improve ALCS's ability to support local farmers with environmental sustainability.
ALCS is a tuition-free, public constitution which strives to provide a natural environment for the students to flourish. Sixty-two percent of school students qualify for free, reduced lunches and offer small class sizes with one-on-one teacher interaction as well as an array of extracurricular activities to participate in. Additionally, dual-credit courses are included in collaboration with Western New Mexico University.