As part of our mission, Breakwater embraces living well on the planet and respecting our environment. Thanks to the generous lead gift of $1,000 from the family of Jean Fraser, Chris Small, and alum Sabrina Small (Class of '13), and their enthusiasm for "living well on the planet" Breakwater established the Net Zero Fund in 2015. The original gift honored Sabrina's grandfather, J Perry Fraser who was an engineer and inventor who loved promoting solar energy. He enjoyed grandparent days at Breakwater, where his granddaughter Sabrina attended school for 9 years.
Three years later, contributions to the Net Zero Fund support the efforts to reduce our carbon foot print at Breakwater.
After 34 years of service to the Breakwater community, Sari has announced her retirement. The 2017-2018 school year will be her final year serving as a faculty member. Sari truly embodies the spirit of Breakwater--curiosity for life. She has an enthusiasm for just about everything, a deep commitment to hands-on experiential integrated learning, and a “can do” spirit. Her own growth mindset and boundless energy have been a model for us all.
To honor Sari's dedication to Breakwater and living well on the planet, we are asking members of our community to make a donation to the Net Zero Fund in her name. Sari spearheaded efforts to bring about Earth Week, CSA Cafe, and the Science Challenge to the Breakwater community and started the "take back the tap" campaign in an effort to eliminate disposable water bottles on campus.
For more about Sari and her many, many contributions to the Breakwater community and our community at large, please read her biography on our faculty page.
Contributions to the Net Zero Fund will help Breakwater continue to decrease our carbon footprint by supporting efforts to install a water filling station on campus, creating a vegetable garden to supply produce for CSA Cafe, along with other projects that help our community live well on the planet.