May. 25th, 2012
The Holy Family Green Team in Chapel Arm, Newfoundland, has been busy doing their part to help the environment through composting. The school’s green team is made up of a group of grades 5 and 6 students who are passionate about waste reduction. The team was surprised to learn that one third of the garbage we throw away could be recycled through composting, and was eager to learn how they could recycle their food scraps. To put their plan into action, the team successfully applied for a Learning for a Sustainable Future ‘Ecoleaque Action Team Grant.’ The Green Team put the grant to good use by purchasing four vermicomposting kits for classrooms at the school.
Mrs Cathy Parsons from MMSB visited the school in early January. She assisted the children in setting up their composters and further educated them on the environmental benefits of vermicomposting. She presented to the grade one, three, and six classrooms, who had taken on the responsibility of vermicomposting in their classrooms. A group of students are also composting in the Special Education classroom. The Green Team took leadership in presenting to the classes that do not yet have their own compost bin, to spread their knowledge about the benefits of vermicomposting.
- Jack Layton Award Presentation
- Exceptional Teacher Across Canada Honoured by Grand & Toy
- 2012 Reponsible Citizenship Roundtables
- Annual ESD Symposium 2012
- Online Interactive Presentation by David Bell – Oct 5 12-1pm – The Challenges of Sustainability and the Role of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)