The American Schoolhouse continues to evolve; it is both representative and emblematic of the social memes of the day. Jeremiah will illustrate a brief history of schooling in America, and propose the next logical iteration of the American Schoolhouse — the Little Green Schoolhouse. We are all experts in what schools have been. This talk will focus on what schools might (should) become. Jeremiah uses a definition of sustainability encompassing environmental concerns, but also economic and social aspects to argue that the ecologically conceived school is a critical next step, and that the Pacific northwest should be at the vanguard of this movement.
Jeremiah is a doctoral candidate at Lewis and Clark College, studying school design. Specifically, he has questions about school design and schooling as they relate to sustainability.