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

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 University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center Meets Gold Standard for Sustainability

The University of Scranton’s 200,000-square-foot Loyola Science Center earned LEED gold status. LEED certification is globally recognized as the premier mark of achievement in green building, a concept to which the University has long been committed, said Mark Murphy, the University’s director of sustainability.
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A Case for the Environment: Sustainability, Solidarity & Spirituality Are Intrinsically Linked

God calls us to preserve the natural environment to the best of our ability. Sustainability is carefully using natural resources while still reserving some of those resources for continued development. This means that we cannot use all our resources at once for a singular purpose. We must think critically about where these resources are going and what we might gain from them. Material goods are not the end-all, be-all of life; in fact, they effectively detract from our ability to strengthen our spirituality. The Jesuits advocate for simplicity, and this lifestyle is what allows followers of Christ to build divine ties without the mundane distractions of this world.