This November, Jesuit High School completed its certification as a Premier Level Oregon Green School, the highest certification offered by the Oregon Green Schools. To earn the certification, students and staff completed trash and recycling audits, tracked utility usage and initiated food waste collection in the cafeteria during the 2019-2020 school year. As part of the certification, Jesuit also provided direct resource conservation mentorship to other local and Jesuit schools in their journey toward becoming more sustainable.
"As a Jesuit school, Caring for Our Common Home is part of our commitment to forming men and women for and with others," said Associate Director of Ecological Justice and Global Networking Jennie Kuenz '97. "It is exciting to journey with our youth as they act now to plan for a hope-filled future. Future plans at Jesuit High School include permanent multi-option waste stations in the cafeteria and a school-wide environmental purchasing policy."
The Premier Level certification is valid for the next three years and recognizes Jesuit High School's ongoing commitment to implementing and promoting sustainability, now and in the future. To learn more about Jesuit's efforts to Care for Our Common Home, please visit our Ecological Justice page.