Gaia’s First Issue of the 2018-2019 Year!

Hi everyone and welcome to a new school year!
We’re so excited to jumpstart all of our new sustainability endeavors (as I’m sure you all are too) here at the ISSC, one of them including our now one-year-old Gaia magazine! You all know the drill, but here’s the information on our November issue.

The submission deadline for this issue is November 11thand our new theme is…international policy! We have an opinion section, a news section, a lit section, and art section. You can write about the environmental policies of any country you want, as long as your article fits clearly within each section. As for artwork, there is no particular theme, so it is as easy as shooting over a photograph you want to show off.

We are also looking for Gaia reps for each school to help us find more writers and artists. If you are at all interested in writing an article, submitting art to us, becoming a Gaia rep, or connecting us to someone who is interested in helping out with Gaia, please email, or! From there, we’ll email you with more details.
Looking forward to a great new year!

Milton and the ISSC

The following is copied from Milton’s parent newsletter: Centre Connection. See original article here.


Student Green Initiatives

sustainability-webAt the end of the month, LORAX, a student environmental group co-headed by Ariane DesRosiers (I), Jenn Chen (I) and Margot Bancroft (I), are hosting Gaia Night, where they will screen documentaries and serve vegan ice cream and other treats. Gaia is an interscholastic magazine run by the Independent School Sustainability Coalition (ISSC). Both LORAX and the Student Sustainability Board are involved with ISSC.

Around 80 students and a few faculty members signed up for the Project Green Challenge, a competition organized by the nonprofit Turning Green. It’s open to high school and college students worldwide and runs for the month of October. Ariane is Milton’s campus representative and she explained that a new challenge is announced every day and participants have 24 hours to complete and submit to the Project Green website. Usually the challenge requires writing and/or relies on photo evidence that the participant completed the task. There are different levels to the challenges earning different number of points.

Ariane is also involved with the Garden Club, which she is co-heads along with Jenn. This fall the Garden Club, along with Milton’s Community Engagement Program, has been volunteering on weekends at Boston’s Urban Farm Institute. They also work in the Lower School garden and the raised beds by the ACC. Last week, greens harvested from the beds were donated to the Milton Food Pantry.