We have a tradition of finding creative on-campus solutions for environmental stewardship and economic stability.
Founding headmaster Dr. William Mann Irvine built a power plant in the school’s early days. More recently, the Academy has partnered with local farms to provide food for students in the dining hall. Mercersburg has a long tradition of finding creative on-campus solutions for environmental stewardship and economic stability. These efforts serve to help elevate understanding and responsible action within the Mercersburg Academy community and beyond—when faculty and staff return home at night, students go home for breaks, and graduates carry their practices off to universities and colleges around the world.
Before coming to Mercersburg I was already very into environmental advocacy and activism. However, programs like environmental science and Green Team along with the openness of the curriculum have allowed me to not only explore my passion further, but take action to conserve and protect the earth and the communities I am part of.
Andrew Leibowitz '24
Projects at Mercersburg are initiated from any number of sources, from daily actions by staff to student-led projects to more institutional opportunities. Here are just a few previous examples.