“Rock with the green and roll with the blue.”
That was one message Grace Jackson, Maria Scaccia, Courtney Schaefer and Kelsey Wolf emphasized as they organized Green Week at CJ.
Throughout the week, the seniors organized activities, showcased videos, and inspired others to think about where their trash goes. They also invited others to purchase CJ Green Week t-shirts.
The week culminated with the unveiling of the school’s new trash and recycling bins which are currently located in Building One. The group secured these news bins through a grant from the Montgomery County solid waste district grant program. The celebration of the new bins was recorded on Facebook Live (watch here).
On May 1, during the annual CJ Service Awards, the group was honored with the Spirit of Sr. Dorothy Stang Award from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati — a special award given to select groups for their demonstration for caring of the Earth and applying Catholic Social Teaching through service.
The seniors shared that they hope other students continue this sustainability and awareness effort throughout the entire school.
Posted April 4, 2019; Updated May 3, 2019