The Wissahickon Sustainability Council (WSC), informally known as Cook-Wissahickon’s Green Committee, is a 501(c)(3) organization created with the purpose of transforming the school and grounds into an environmentally friendly and more sustainable campus. Formed in 2008, the WSC consists of parents, teachers, neighbors, and local partners. Find out more about our group here and the depaving project that we are working on in the schoolyard!
The Cook-Wissahickon School and the WSC have been in news! Here is coverage of our new path to our outdoor classroom Here’s an article and video about the Meadowpalooza event unveiling the educational signs and the ribbon cutting for the meadow This article highlights the benefits of the meadow to the school and community This… Continue reading WSC in the News
Please send all mail correspondence to: Wissahickon Sustainability Council P.O. Box 26021 Philadelphia, PA 19128 To sign up for the outdoor classroom use this link: https://teamup.com/ksmcmkkyq6h8y7uon7 For all other correspondence, please complete the form below. We will provide a response as soon as possible.
Why do we have a meadow and why don’t we cut it? The native meadow and other native plants that we have planted around the school are beneficial for water management, reducing our carbon footprint, habitat creation, and as a food source for many birds and insects. The roots of the plants in the meadow… Continue reading Our Plants