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West Linn school recognized for sustainability

Trillium Creek earns Oregon Sustainable Schools award for education efforts


Trillium Creek Primary School is already a winner, having received several accolades for its architecture and design. Now the school, in its second year of operation, has another award to display: a 2014 Oregon Sustainable Schools Award.

Winners of the third annual awards were announced March 19 by the Oregon Department of Education and the Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative (SOSI). Trillium received the Education for Sustainability award, which will be presented at a school board meeting. by: FILE PHOTO - Opened in 2012, Trillium Creek Primary School has received numerous awards for its architecture and design. The school recently received an award for sustainability education.

The Oregon Sustainable School Awards recognize schools for addressing sustainability in three areas of environmental impacts: healthy, safe students; education for sustainability; and social sustainability. An overall winner is selected for most successfully and comprehensively addressing sustainability in all four areas.

“Education is all about preparing students for their futures, and part of that preparation is ensuring students learn about how to take care of the world around them and be good environmental and social citizens,” ODE Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton said. “These schools understand the importance of weaving sustainable practice and sustainability education into everything they do.”

“I am excited to see the efforts of these and other schools around Oregon that are working to contribute to an environmentally and socially sustainable world,” SOSI representative Lori Stole said. “These schools are helping to inspire and empower the next generation to be stewards of our world.”

For further details about the Oregon Sustainable School Awards, visit sustainableschool.org.



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