Oregon honors four schools that are raking in the green
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
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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