Thursday, May 16, 2013

Stepping up for the Mayor's Environment Expo

Students at St. James School exemplify what it means to be a global citizen for the Mayor's Environment Expo.
The Global Leadership class at St. James School is building a better world one project at a time.  Instead of talking about global issues, they made the choice to be part of the solution.

Their Showcase School Project for the 2013 Mayor’s Environment Expo includes a model display of a sustainable Calgary.  Each student picked a building located in Calgary, researched how to sustainably build it and then crafted a model of the building out of recyclable materials.

Additionally, each student developed a project that helps protect our most precious resource – water.

From raising awareness about the decreasing shark population and the impact on our oceans to collecting bikes for the Africa Bike Project to raising money to send overseas for sustainable farming tools, to collecting sporting equipment and books for kids in Africa, to hosting a dance to raise money to ensure villages in third world countries have the right to clean water – this Leadership Class exemplifies what it means to be a global citizen.  They are working to make the world a better place.

“We are really excited to go the Expo,” says Maddy Schaefer, Grade 9 student.  “We have been working really hard on our projects and we want to show other students that they can do this too and that together, we really can change the world. “

“All of their projects will be showcased at the Expo in their ‘Awesome Castle of Learning,” says teacher, Bill Robinson.

Join us at the 2013 Mayor’s Environment Expo, June 4-6 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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