MUSE School, a school in Calabasas, California, US, has been described as the country's first vegan K-12 school. The school was co-founded in 2006 by James Cameron's wife Suzy Amis Cameron and Suzy's sister Rebecca Amis. It is a non-profit private school. The motivation for starting the school has been reported to be the founders' and their children's lack of satisfaction with the quality of education on offer with particular reference to the environment, in their children's context, and the desire to raise children for whom environmentalism is a way of life. The school has been described as a "utopia" in which children learn to respect nature, be happy about diversity. The school allows students to decide what they learn based on their inclination. In June 2015, the school had 146 students, including three of the Cameron children.
At the school students and staff grow fruits and vegetables that are included in meals the school serves, under a programme called Seed-toTable program, under which students understand how to cultivate and pick fruits and vegetables and to prepare meals from them. About 200 various plants are grown under this programme. The school adopted an exclusively plant based diet since the autumn of 2015. This caused 40 percent of the students to be removed from the school, subsequently there was a recovery in the numbers and by November, 2015 the school's strength was the highest ever.
The school operates from a 22-acre campus in Malibu Canyon. A building on the campus was once used by a school founded by Will Smith. In May 2015, five solar panel towers, each generating 300 kWh, designed in the shape of sunflowers by James Cameron, were installed on the premises. These would provide 75 to 100 percent of the schools electricity requirement, depending upon incident solar radiation and demand.
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