The Hotchkiss School is working to offset some of the carbon emissions associated with an upcoming conference, the 2009 Americas Region Round Square Conference. The conference, which focuses on issues of environmental sustainability, will be held at the school from April 20-25, 2009. Hotchkiss is raising funds from conference participants to plant a carbon-offset forest to be managed by Reforest the Tropics. Hotckiss’s initiative is detailed here.
The Hotchkiss School an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school has 587 students in grades 9 through 12 and a small number of postgraduates; students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and 31 foreign countries. Reforest the Tropics is proud to partner with the Hotchkiss School to help meet its climate change objectives.