Brief overview of how our school, and its students, are addressing environmental, climate, racial justice and/or social justice work:
ECHS has always had students and staff involved in climate justice. In 2006, the year the school was founded, students went to New Orleans to do relief work for hurricane Katrina. This set the scene for a school that prioritizes climate education and hopes to get students invested in the environment. Every year 10th grade students go on a field trip to see salmon migrations and test river quality, learning about how climate change affects Oregon species. Students help run a farm on the Chemeketa campus and participate in many community service opportunities involving climate awareness and justice. ECHS is so excited to join Our Future and improve both our school and our planet.
Club goals, priorities and interests (that are aligned with Our Future)
- Community action and civic engagement (e.g. marches/rallies, public speaking, letter writing campaigns).
- Being involved with legislative actions.
- Becoming certified as an Oregon Green School (or upgrading to the next level).
- Enhance our waste reduction practices (e.g. composting, paper use, recycling, beverage containers, reusable utensils in the cafeteria).
- Training opportunities for Our Future leaders (e.g. leadership skills, fundraising, etc.).
- Training opportunities for other students at your school (e.g. climate science, how to get involved in environmental/social justice issues).
- Increase club membership (including recruiting Freshman/Sophomores into your club/team).
Main Student Contacts
Melissa Miranda, Junior
Our Future – Regional Leader (Salem Region)
(To reach the team, please use the contact form below.)
Oregon Green Schools Corner
Stay tuned for Oregon Green School certification progress!