Environmental Justice

The Upper School Environmental Justice class recently visited the recycling plant where our waste goes to gain a greater understanding of the role they could play in mitigating waste. Environment Illuminated is one of the three priorities of our Strategic Vision, and educating our students about issues impacting the environment in classes such as this —in which students consider the complex connections between our environment, our material life, religious purity, and colonization—is just one of the expressions of this priority.

Environmental Justice is a course offered by the Religion Department at Westtown. Harvard Divinity School wrote a piece that considers the intersection of climate justice and religious literacy, and how teacher Lara Freeman, who earned a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School,  incorporates their Religion and Public Life (RPL) learning resources into her work in the classroom. You can read it here.