Oregon honors four schools that are raking in the green

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The state’s education department has tabbed four Oregon schools as the state’s most sustainable learning institutions.

The winners are:

  • Jackson Elementary, in Medford, which landed both the 2013 Oregon Sustainable School Award and the state’s Pillar 4 award for social sustainability.
  • Meriwether Lewis Elementary in Portland and Oak Creek Elementary in Lake Oswego, which shared the Oregon Pillar 2 Award which promotes healthy and safe students and staff.
  • Jesuit High School in Portland, which won the Pillar 3 Award for education programs related to sustainability, environmental and social literacy.

“These schools have made a commitment to environmental stewardship, student and staff health, and integrating sustainability into both their instruction and their daily practice,” said Rob Saxton, the state’s deputy superintendent, in a statement. “Our schools can play an important role in fostering an early commitment to living in a socially and environmentally sustainable way.”

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