The Wissahickon Sustainability Council believes that we all deserve to live in a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment.

In 2008, a group of parents, staff, students, and community members, formed the “Green Committee” as an offshoot of Cook’s active Home and School Association, seeking to undertake a greening initiative in the school.  In 2009 we became a 501(c)(3) non-profit and changed our name to The Wissahickon Sustainability Council.  We are driven by the following core principles:

  • It is our responsibility to create a more verdant, sustainable campus.
  • Good schools are integral to good communities.
  • Improving the school’s environmentally-sound practices will provide rich educational opportunities for our students and for our community.
  • We have a powerful natural resource in our back yard – the Wissahickon portion of Fairmount Park – and we must be mindful stewards of it.
  • Healthy living leads to healthy minds.

WSC Board:

  • President- Julie McGurk
  • Vice President- Susanna Kramer Simon
  • Treasurer- Stefanie Tuleya
  • Secretary- Emily Elliott
  • Fundraising Coordinators- Melissa Jones (grants) and Cammy Joseph (other fundraising)
  • Volunteer Coordinator- Elyse Blank
  • Social Media Coordinator- Jaclyn Ocumpaugh