Bishop Hartley High School, Columbus, OH

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Bishop Hartley High School, Columbus, OH
Abstract
Bishop Hartley has organized creation care committees for both students and staff to plan for related projects and initiatives at school. Examples of current projects include: vermicomposting bins in classrooms, endangered animals project, school climate strike, and energy saving kits for students that were donated through AEP Ohio.
Description
Bishop Hartley has assembled a Care 4 Creation faculty committee, which focuses on long-term plans at the school. There is also a Care 4 Creation Association, which is for students and is also student-led. Instructors Rick Kohut and Ann Hawk have spearheaded some of the more long-term creation care projects there. Each have set up a vermicomposting bin in their classrooms, offering that it works well and is relatively low maintenance. Students from one of Rick’s classes had worked on a project where they created a poster/chart with pictures of endangered animals. Some of the students from Rick's classes engaged in the school's climate strike. One highly motivated student, Jamal, wrote a letter about the event which he sent to local politicians. Ann has been attending a yearly AEP Ohio energy efficiency program, and they in turn provide her with free energy savings kits for each of her students. AEP also offers energy saving kits for residential customers who are willing to complete their online Home Energy Profile. In addition, two new drinking fountains are about to be installed at the school that are designed to fill reusable water bottles. The school is also in the process of creating water bottles for sale with their school’s logo on them. The intent is to cut down on students and faculty purchasing and bringing in individual plastic bottles of water.
https://www.bishop-hartley.org/
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Denomination
Christian
Sub-Tradition
Roman Catholic
Resources For Action
Success Stories
Issues
Climate and Energy

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