Thursday, December 13, 2012

Every step counts – Be a Showcase School at the 2013 Mayor’s Environment Expo

The Grades four and five students at Ecole St. Gerard reduced their school’s eco-foot print by participating in the Mayor’s Environment Expo Showcase School program.

“Our goal is to have well-educated youth that practice and promote environment sustainability in Calgary,” says Michael Gray, Expo Coordinator. “The Expo empowers and encourages the new generation of leaders to take action to protect the earth.”

The students’ project focused on waste and energy reduction. It included initiatives such as a potato-powered clock, waste-inspired art, eco-kits for waste-free lunches, and compostable bags for leafs and pumpkins that they decorated themselves.

The Expo provided them the opportunity to celebrate and share what they learned with their peers, the school and their families. Each initiative became personal successes. The pride in what they accomplished was undeniable as they encouraged Expo participants to join them in protecting the environment.

Teachers – join Ecole St. Gerard and register for the Showcase School Program!

The Mayor’s Environment Expo is a fun educational interactive event for youth, aimed at creating environmental stewards for Calgary. The 2013 Expo takes place June 4-6 at the Municipal Building.

All Showcase Schools qualify for a $250 grant from Encana to help with their projects. Free transportation to and from the Expo is provided by Calgary Transit, when possible.

Register your school today and become part of the legacy that helps expands actions in support of a healthier and more sustainable community.

Application deadline extended to January 11, 2013.

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