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Jesuit High School Portland’s Green Efforts Recognized with Oregon Sustainable School Awards

17505820-mmmain-300x224BEAVERTON, OR – Jesuit High School was recently awarded the overall 2015 Oregon Sustainable School Award. Jesuit was also awarded the first-ever Oregon “More Sustainable” Award, which recognizes the school’s continuous improvement efforts in sustainability over the last four years.

“The Oregon Sustainable School award is a testament to our ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental impacts, create an atmosphere of health and safety for our students and staff, and educate for sustainability,” said Jennie Kuenz, JHS teacher and Sustainability Committee Co-Chair and Advocate.

Lent: Renewing the Face of the Earth

Lent-Header-FINALThis coming year, Pope Francis will release a much anticipated encyclical on care for creation.

In preparation for the encyclical and Easter, we are offering a Lenten reflection series. Authors from around the world will offer short reflections from their experiences of caring for creation and the day’s readings.  These daily reflections will examine our faith and how we practice environmental stewardship.

Fair Trade

fair-trade-headerFair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized.  At the core of the fair trade model is a direct, cooperative, and in-depth relationship between buyers and sellers that keeps the principles of fair trade at the forefront.

Bishops on Carbon Pollution: A Model for Faith-Based Advocacy

carbon_pollutionAs predicted by Fr. Hug, on June 2, 2014, President Obama announced Environmental Protection Agency regulations to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

Jesuit Universities Invited to Deepen Commitment to Social Justice in New Document from Jesuit Curia in Rome

Screen-Shot-2014-10-21-at-4.05.29-PM-210x300The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia in Rome has released a new document entitled, Promotion of Justice in the Universities of the Society.  The document, that includes an introductory letter written by Fr. Michael Garanzini, S.J., secretary of the Society for higher education and president of Loyola University Chicago, invites readers to reflect upon the rich background and understanding of justice and its role in the Jesuit university.  According to the Secretariat’s office, the text is intended to help Jesuit universities to further deepen their commitment to working for justice.

Green & Gold Goes Green: Top 10 Ways University of San Francisco Stays Sustainable

usf_10ways_to_sustainabilitycampusJulia Morreale, ISN’s environmental justice/sustainability intern, takes a look at the top 10 ways her school (University of San Francisco) stays sustainable. How does YOUR institution embrace sustainability?