Badger Rock Middle School students planting their prairie with native species to improve biodiversity and water filtration. Photo courtesy of Sarah Krauskopf.

In a struggling neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin, a charter school focused on environmental education has become a wellspring of community revitalization—thanks in large part, to the students themselves.

A project of the Center for Resilient Cities, Badger Rock Middle School’s inaugural class spent its first year in a rented warehouse, using donated secondhand furniture. The school now has four semesters under its belt and a brand new eco-friendly building outfitted with solar tubes …read more



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