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Welcome to Sustainability at American School of The Hague
American School of The Hague [ASH] is member of the international organization Eco-Schools. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed the principles of sustainability into the heart of school life. In May 2014, we received the Green Flag award for all the work we have done to improve the sustainability of the school.
Who We Are
ASH Sustainability
ASH Sustainability is composed of Elementary, Middle and High School students, parents, teachers and management working towards fulfilling the Eco-Schools Pillars, Raising Green Awareness and embedding Sustainability into the Curriculum.

Eco Team Committee Members
The Eco Team Commitee at ASH is composed of ASH parents and staff members. If you have any questions about the commitee or would like to join, please email
Eco Events
October, 2015 Bike Day
October, 2015 Fair Trade Week
November, 2015 YES Conference
United World College Maastricht UWCM
November, 2015 Global Climate March in Wassenaar
November, 2015 COP 21 Climate Conference Paris
February, 2016 Green Choice: Warm Sweater Day
February, 2016 International Day
March, 2016 World Water Day
March, 2016 Sustainability Day
March, 2016 Earth Hour: lights off for 1 hour (Saturday)
Video’s on screens/NHS donation of savings
April, 2016 Earth Day
May, 2016 Fair Trade Day (WFTO)
Wassenaar=Fair Trade City
September, 2015 - June, 2016 Meatless Mondays
September, 2015 - June, 2016 Carpooling
September, 2015 - June, 2016 Green-up Day
Beach Sweep
Weekly Sustainability Tip
Each week in the weekly School newsletter, The FLASH, we publish a tip on how to be more sustainable in your every day life. Below is a summary of all of the tips shared thus far with the ASH Community.
What is EcoSchools?
Eco-Schools Definition
Eco-Schools is a sustainable development education program for schools operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). For more information you can visit or

Eco Pillars
The Eco-Schools program structure incorporpoates 10 main themes, including School Building and Surroundings, Climate Change, Energy, Global Citizenship, Health & Wellbeing, Litter, School Grounds, Transport, Waste, and Water. 

Eco Code
American School of The Hague follows an Eco Code related to the 8 principals of energy, litter, recycling, water, transport, health, bio-diversity, school grounds.
Sustainability Update
by Brenda Goldberg
Sustainability Coordinator

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Sustainability Update
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Carpool / Bikepool / Walkpool @ ASH
American School of The Hague and the ASH Sustainability Team have arranged a free and exclusive carpooling (bikepool, walkpool, public transportation) matching service for you at If you are interested to participate, click here to watch a short video to help you get started.  After you have watched it, use this link to set up your account with

Eco Schools/Transportation wants to reduce the carbon footprint? The Transportation Audit is an attempt to assess the current transportation situation at ASH and to document the use of different mode of transports used by the school for various reasons. Please follow this link to find the latest results.
Contact Information
For further details regarding  Sustainability and EcoSchools at American School of The Hague, please contact our Sustainability Committee Chair, Brenda Goldberg.