Monday, March 26, 2012

Calling All Youth Environmental Leaders – Funding Available

Last year the EnviroClub at Notre Dame High School received a grant to launch Project Courtyard.

The students purchased seeds and cultivated them in the school’s greenhouse. Once the ground thawed, they were able green the school’s courtyard in an environmentally responsible manner that improved the oxygen content and created a positive green space.

Not only did the project positively impact the school environment with its natural beauty, students were able to learn about the important role plants have in the environment.

2011 Jack Leslie Awards
“These young people are to be commended for their innovation and commitment to making a sustainable Calgary a reality,” said Mayor Nenshi at the 2011 Ecoleaders Conference. “It is up to us and our future leaders, like the students we recognized today, to ensure that we remain committed and continually move towards that goal.”

The Jack Leslie Youth Environment Grant is now accepting applications.

The Grant was initiated in 2004 by The City of Calgary in partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Council (part of Youth Central) and the Parks Foundation to recognize former Mayor of Calgary, Jack Leslie. It recognizes the positive impact Jack made to the city and the environment and encourages youth in Calgary to continue with his efforts.

The Grant helps youth develop environmental projects. Each year, two projects receive up to $1,000 to support project implementation and sustainment.

For more information or to download an application, go to www.calgary.ca/mee.

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