Marian Catholic Power Down Fridays

Marian Catholic Generation Green

Members of Generation Green include (kneeling l-r): Paul Jenkins ’11 (Country Club Hills), Johnathon Brodeur ’12 (Steger), Kyela Wilson ’12 (South Holland), Summer Fields ’12 (Richton Park), Dareon West ’13 (Harvey), and Harrison Sherman ’11 (Chicago Heights).
(Standing l-r): Alex Jackson ’11 (Dolton), Amanda Dickman ’11 (Park Forest), Katie Lentes ’11 (Park Forest), Yesenia Juarez ’11 (Tinley Park), Megan Gassel ’11 (Country Club Hills), Justin Matticx ’13 (Olympia Fields), and Megan Murday ’11 (Frankfort). Not pictured Michael Basile ’11 (Chicago Heights), and Marisol Juarez ’13 (Tinley Park). (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– One of the primary goals of Marian Catholic High School student group “Generation Green” is to encourage the Marian Catholic community to reduce its carbon footprint. Currently, 40% of the energy in the United States is consumed by lighting, so Generation Green is promoting “Power Down Fridays” where classrooms will turn off a portion of their lights to conserve energy. While not every classroom has the abundance of natural light provided by the many courtyard windows and exterior-facing windows at Marian Catholic, a majority of classrooms will be utilized with no fluorescent lights at all on Fridays.

Marian Catholic Principal, Sr. Kathleen Anne Tait, O.P., endorses the group’s efforts. “The enthusiasm and planning of the Generation Green club has increased Marian Catholic’s awareness of the impact we can make as stewards of the earth’s resources.  It’s great to have such dedicated and motivated students working on such an important issue for the health and future of all.”