Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Green Team tackles waste in their school

The Green Team at Our Lady of Evergreens School reduced their noon-hour garbage by 50 per cent in just four months.

Their Showcase School project for the 2012 Mayor’s Environment Expo focused on waste reduction. Every noon-hour, grade five “police” students made sure paper and plastics were placed in the proper bins to be recycled, while grade four students took turns rinsing out recyclable plastic containers.

In September of last year the school filled two full garbage cans at each and every noon hour, but by December, the Green Team had reduced the school’s waste to one garbage can!

“These kids are volunteering during their lunch hour. They are demonstrating responsibility and that they truly care about the environment,” says teacher, Peter Zombik. “It‘s exciting to see how passionate they are when they share their waste reduction secrets to their parents, their peers and other adults in the building.”

Join us at the 2012 Mayor’s Environment Expo, June 5-7 at the Municipal Building and be inspired by today’s youth leaders.

Read about what other Showcase Schools are doing to protect land, air and water.

The Mayor’s Environment Expo thanks Encana and Calgary Transit for their partnership in the Showcase School program. Encana is sponsoring a $250 grant exclusive to the Showcase Schools. Calgary Transit is providing Showcase Schools with free transportation to and from the Expo.

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