Sustainability Mission

CBMS students will become global citizens who.....

  •   understand how their actions impact earth's natural resources

  •   have the skills and innovation to reduce their human footprint

  •   can teach and inspire others to do the same!

CBMS Sustainability News & Happenings....

Sustainability Students Win 2014

LEAP Green Community Award

Meet the 8th Grade Sustainability Team that organized an E-Waste Drive for the community! In the process, they learn a lot about electronic waste and it's environmental impact on our planet. Their efforts helped recycle about 10,000 pounds of old electronics otherwise destined for the landfill! Senator Bernie Sanders presented the award and acknolwedged their efforts at the LEAP Energy Fair on April 5th!

September 2013


Sun Common, a local solar installer, and Waterbury LEAP have challenged our community to add a minimum of 40 new solar installations in our community within the year. The rewards of this challenge go beyond energy would mean a GREENHOUSE for the CBMS Sustainability program!

"Solar For Scholars" Challenge =

A Greenhouse For CBMS!

CBMS Student Recieves Green Student Award!


April 2012

Alexa Widschwenter recieved the 2012 Green Student of the Year Award at the LEAP Energy Fair. Senator Bernie Sanders recognized Alexa for her remarkable work towards reducing the number of plastic lunch baggies disposed of during school lunches. Alexa led her classmates in the sewing of hundreds of reusable lunch wraps and snack bags that were sold at the GMCR Visitor's Center and Cafe in Waterbury. Her countless hours of work and dedication to this project raised money for other sustaibable projects at CBMS!

CBMS Students Spark Lighting Efficiency At CBMS!


April 2011


January 2010


Here's how it all began! Our entire school community rallied, with the amazing assistance of Waterbury LEAP, to complete the grant process for a 15 kW solar array. CBMS was one of ten VT schools to be awarded this state grant and we have been celebrating the sun ever since!



Sarah Popowicz

Crossett Brook Middle School

Duxbury, VT 05660

© 2013

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