“As Stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.”
- Pope Francis (18 January 2015, Manila, Philippines, Speech)
Environmental Sustainability at Fordham Prep endeavors to educate, inspire and mobilize the Fordham Prep community to become lifelong, active stewards of God’s creation and to create an environmentally just and sustainable school community in accordance with our Catholic Jesuit ideals and teaching.
Fordham Prep is Committed to:
understanding and putting into practice Catholic Social Teaching on the environment.
increasing awareness of our impact on the environment.
reducing waste and the use of paper and plastics.
increasing the use of renewable energy and reducing our carbon footprint.
ongoing evaluation of sustainability practices.
In response to Fordham Prep’s strategic priority in Igniting Our Mission to “Adopt environmentally sustainable practices standards and practices relating to the operation, redevelopment and expansion of the school complex” and the Universal Apostolic Preference of the Society of Jesus “to collaborate for the care of our Common Home” Fordham Prep formed an Environmental Sustainability committee in September of 2019. The committee’s goals included researching best practices, developing a plan to introduce new environmental sustainability practices and educating the Fordham Prep community.
The committee conducted a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges) analysis about environmental sustainability at Fordham Prep, researched best practices and developed a set of recommendations related to three key areas; recycling and waste reduction, the school’s greenhouse, and energy and building construction.
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You Can Still Donate!
Thank you to everyone who took part in Igniting Our Mission this past Saturday evening, supporting our past greats and current heroes! If you did not have the opportunity to attend or take part in the festivities, you can still make an impact and support our teachers with a donation.