Sustainability at Saltus
Sustainable Islands Partnership

The Sustainable Islands Partnership is a joint venture between Saltus and the Waterstart programme designed to provide opportunities for students to implement real world projects that are authentic and meaningful.  This flagship programme will provide enriching curriculum delivered by Saltus and Waterstart and will include multi-disciplinary projects and project-based learning opportunities at the Senior School level, outside of the classroom environment on both Burt Island and Saltus Island. Key areas of study will include (but not limited to): Marine Science, Oceanography, Geography, History, Agriculture, Robotics and Design Technology. Sustainability will be at the heart of everything we do.  

Waterstart is a Bermuda registered charity whose mission is to promote environmental awareness and personal growth through hands-on educational opportunities in natural environments. Combined with our Saltus vision ‘To inspire our students to lead us to a more just, fair, and sustainable world’ this partnership will provide both tools and an environment for students to develop the critical thinking and practical application skills of young people in an inclusive community that models and develops sustainable practices and stimulates environmental awareness.

Click here to learn more about this partnership.
Sustainable Islands Partnership

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Solar Power

As Saltus strives to achieve their vision to inspire students to lead a more just, fair and sustainable world, the board selected BE Solar to design and install a solar solution for the Upper Primary School. After months of planning and coordination, a 131 panel solar system was installed in late 2019 by a team of BE Solar’s qualified solar experts. 

The solar project was designed to maximise energy production and reliability, and to help offset the daytime energy use at Saltus to provide a compelling financial return. Over the 25 year guaranteed lifespan, the high efficiency solar panels will offset the combustion of 2,295 barrels of fossil fuel from being consumed in Bermuda. The system will also stop 1,192 tons of C02 gas from being released into the air which is equivalent to taking 253 cars off the road for one year. By the year 2044, Saltus will have saved over $500,000 in energy costs with solar. 

The system was proposed and engineered by Travis Burland ('99) and Stuart Kriendler ('97) and developed by the BE Solar team to help Saltus reduce their operating costs and reliance on fossil fuels. The solar system was donated by the Stempel Family and the Stempel foundation to Saltus Grammar School. Monitoring equipment was installed to track the solar production and energy consumption on the property which can be used by teachers to educate students about the solar system.
Bento Boxes
Our Bento Boxes are a “BPA free” lunch container (which is portioned). These containers are a part of the 02GO ecological product line, and include a reusable knife, fork and spoon.
They are available for purchase from our School Shop

The recycling bins that can be found around campus were an initiative started by the Sustainability Prefects in 2019-2020.
Saltus Garden
The Saltus Garden will have many purposes across our curriculum, including but not limited to:
- Design Technology (DT) making the planters, 
- Science will test the pH of the soil and look at the soil under a microscope, 
- Using some of the endemic plants on Saltus Island,
- Students will plant seeds of endemic plants.
Saltus Island

Saltus Island is a pleasant green island of 3.19 acres in Hamilton Harbor’s Soncy Bay.  The project was started in 2002 by the Bermuda National Trust and Saltus Grammar School and has been maintained by students and staff since then.   
The ultimate goal at Saltus Island is to recreate Bermuda’s natural habitat and 100%  eradicate non endemic species.