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Grow Green Team

Posted on: 26 Jan 2015 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Students provided compost pails for classes at the school and a large compost bin in the school yard. Students created and presented an entertaining skit explaining why composting is important to the entire school.

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Rosary Butterfly Compost Garden

Posted on: 26 Jan 2015 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: After attending one of Learning for a Sustainable Future’s EcoLeague Youth forums, grade seven/eight students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School decided that they wanted to reduce their ecological footprint. Students truly led the project by growing ...

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Solar Rain Barrel Watering System

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 1 Comment
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: Students created a solar panel powered pump system that waters the plants growing from seed in the greenhouse. They plan to construct this for local business to water their flower gardens next year.

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Water Bottles

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Warren Collegiate students organized a school wide conference on Climate Change, providing snacks made from locally grown ingredients and re usable water bottles. They have petitioned the school administration to stop selling bottled water.

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The Learning Centre Full Circle Garden Project

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: The Learning Centre Full Circle Garden Project built a hydroponic garden bed to use the composted material from our external composting bin and indoor vermi-composting bin to create a full cycle garden.

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St. Brigid Project

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Quality Education
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: St. Brigid students researched and planted native plants and shrubs.

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St. Aidan Community Garden Project

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 1 Comment
Categories:
Good Health and Well-Being
Zero Hunger

Action: The school Community Garden provides students, many of whom do not have access to green space at home, an opportunity to learn first-hand about the hard work that goes into growing fruits and vegetables from seeds/plants. The harvest from their garde...

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Kindergarten Butterfly Garden

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Responding to the Kindergarten classes wonder about butterflies, plants and gardens, teachers, students, parents and custodial staff at Shaw Public School built the Kindergarten Outdoor Butterfly Garden.

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Team Greenston

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: At our school, Queenston Drive Public School, we have an eco-club called Team Greenston. On this team our members track literless lunches every Wednesday, run daily activities during earth week, make weekly green-related announcements and assemblie...

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Wings and waves – saving the butterflies in Port Stanley

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Grade 3 and 4 students would like to create an environment for butterflies to come to and breed. We would like to start milkweed plants, butterfly bushes as well as cattails to save the wetlands that are behind our school yard.

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McKenzie Milkweed Project

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: McKenzie students grew 200 milkweed plants for dispersal amongst the school community and Claude Garton School students. Students planted a butterfly garden at school and were sent home with plants to plant in gardens at home.

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Clean water for Everyone!

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
Categories:
Clean Water and Sanitation
Climate Action
Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Water taste test Posters in halls Sale of re-useable water bottles Field trip to Recycling Plant, Water treatment centre and other sustainable initiatives.

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Lasalle Secondary School Classroom Aquaponic Project

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 2 Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The project was to design and build an aquaponic system in the classroom. Students helped design and construct the large (2 tier/16ft) aquaponic system. The system is a large, permanent system that is able to grow lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and vari...

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Lakeview Me to We Eco Team

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Lakeview purchased water Bottles for the new students as a welcome gift and to get them using our Water Bottle Filling stations right away.

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A New Beginning: A Garden Reclamation project at Joseph A. Gibson. P.S.

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: A New Beginning: A Garden Reclamation project at Joseph A. Gibson. P.S. created a new native species garden in front of the school.

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Steve Hnatiuk Memorial Garden at James Cardinal McGuigan

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Students from James Cardinal McGuigan planted seeds indoors under the lights, and planted their seedlings and store bought plants in the Steve Hnatiuk Memorial Garden in front of the school, creating a beautiful sanctuary..

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Highbush P.S. Vegetable Garden

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
Categories:
Good Health and Well-Being
Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Zero Hunger

Action: Our Eco CLub is looking to create a learning garden. This garden will include areas for each grade to learn from. For example, in the grade 6 curriculum, the concept of the three sisters growing style used by aboriginal peoples can be shown, not just...

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Adopt-A-Plant Program

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Climate Action

Action: By growing and caring for plants as part of an ecosystem, students will realize that plants have a positive impact (i.e. air quality, psychological benefits, aesthetics) in their local environment (classroom), and also have much of the same impacts ...

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Grande Prairie Composite EkoJunkies

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Grande Prairie Composite EcoJunkies exposed students, and their families and friends, to environmental fields that help them appreciate their interaction and impact with the environment.

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Gary Allan TREX Courtyard Project

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Gary Allan TREX Courtyard Project engage at-risk students in consulting, designing, marketing, promoting and fundraising for a courtyard garden.

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Deer monitoring using remote sensing cameras

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: We would like to present our results to town council to help them manage this relatively new deer issue. We would also like to recommend management ideas that would try and keep a balance between urban wildlife, property damage and road safety issues...

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Projet potager & éducation à la écocitoyenneté

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Students were engaged in an urban agriculture project that consisted of 22 hands-on workshops. Students learned about the importance of waste reduction and composting. They built a school compost bin and launched a school-wide composting campaign. Th...

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Recycling Project

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: A recycling Project at D.R. Hamilton was established, with waste audits and communication activities.

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A Children’s Garden

Posted on: 11 Nov 2014 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: As an education through the arts elementary school we seek to integrate the arts into all facets of our learning. We undertook to begin a school garden in the 2012/2013 school year. This garden drew the interest of both parents and students. we had a...

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Water Quality in the Yukon

Posted on: 10 May 2013 No Comments
Categories:
Clean Water and Sanitation

Action: Teachers and students from 6 schools in the Yukon conducted water quality analyses on local water bodies, following the GLOBE protocols. We analysed and compared our data, and students informed suggestions regarding use and management of the water bo...

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Rain barrels installed at Discovery Collegiate

Posted on: 10 May 2013 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: We created a school garden and installed rain barrels on school property. The water from the barrels will be used to water the garden. The barrels that were ordered boast a fifty percent savings in water consumption, and we are expecting to be compl...

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The 100 Mile Diet at Chaparral School

Posted on: 10 May 2013 No Comments
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Good Health and Well-Being
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Over the past few years, students at Chaparral School have been learning about the concept of the “100 mile diet,” to consume foods that were grown locally in order to reduce our environment footprint. We built and planted a garden learning space at ...

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Waste reducation at Riverview Elementary

Posted on: 06 May 2013 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Students used the Waste Generation unit available on www.r4r.ca and conducted a waste audit after lunch to see how they could reduce their school’s waste. They noticed that milk cartons were being thrown out instead of recycled. To reduce their was...

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Class moved outdoors at St. Henry Catholic School

Posted on: 06 May 2013 No Comments
Categories:
Climate Action
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The grade 5 & 6 students at St. Henry Catholic School built an outdoor classroom for the entire school to enjoy. In addition, this school community has banned the use of plastic water bottles, has significantly reduced their garbage by 75 percent, p...

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Creating sustainability videos at Sunnylea Junior School

Posted on: 06 May 2013 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The Eco-Team at Sunnylea Junior School visited the National Film Board of Canada and learned how to create videos on the computer. They used this knowledge to create videos on local sustainability issues and responsible citizenship which they used t...

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Aquaponics lessons at Wellington Secondary

Posted on: 06 May 2013 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: The environmental club, in partnership with community members designed an aquaponics project which utilizes a vertical garden, fish and a fish tank. Through this project, the environmental club will raise tilapia and eventually trout to repopulate l...

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Litterless lunch at Woodlands Elementary

Posted on: 06 May 2013 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: The grade eight students at Woodlands Elementary School took a new spin on the litterless lunch idea. They used their math and analytical skills to highlight not only the waste-related benefits of litterless snacks, but also the taste and cost-relate...

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Sustainable design by Lower Canada College

Posted on: 06 May 2013 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The grade eight math students at Lower Canada College built a pavilion using recycled timber from the tear-down of the oldest house in Kazabazua, Quebec. In doing so, the students learned about sustainable building design and construction, sustainab...

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Ecological Park at École Massey Elementary School

Posted on: 03 May 2013 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The grade eight students at École Massey Elementary School engaged in a number of sustainability related activities to improve their school community. Students created an endangered ecosystem and species ecological park on the school grounds, a Sust...

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Schoolyard habitat Projet at Cambridge-Narrows Community School

Posted on: 03 May 2013 No Comments
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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: Students at Cambridge-Narrows Community School worked together to create a schoolyard habitat project. Children of all ages, from Kindergarten to grade 12 worked collaboratively to clean-up the schoolyard, design the new schoolyard and build raised ...

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Garlic Mustard Busters

Posted on: 03 May 2013 No Comments
Categories:
Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The junior elective group created and planned a festival. Our goal was to raise awareness of and pull an invasive species called Garlic Mustard. We wrote grants, called people, had meetings with partners and advertised. We were proud of the website, ...

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Water Rally at Auburn Drive High School

Posted on: 03 May 2013 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The Green Team at Auburn Drive High School held a water rally for their community. Students also stopped the sale of bottled water in the school and developed a life-size game board about bottled water that is being sent to schools across Nova Scotia...

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Story of the Salmon at W. D. Ferris Elementary School

Posted on: 03 May 2013 No Comments
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Climate Action

Action: Students at W. D. Ferris Elementary School developed and performed a play called the ‘Story of the Salmon’ to highlight the connection between Richmond, BC, the Musqueam First Nations people and their traditional fishing and hunting territory, and th...

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CELP builds a Boardwalk

Posted on: 03 May 2013 No Comments
Categories:
Clean Water and Sanitation
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Action: The grade 10 students in the Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) at Wellington Heights Secondary School built a boardwalk at Luther Marsh. They did this to increase their access to the water while reducing the environmental impact they...

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Youth 4 Tap at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School

Posted on: 03 May 2013 No Comments
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Responsible Consumption and Production

Action: Youth 4 Tap facilitated an education campaign to raise awareness about the environmental implications of purchasing and consuming bottled water. The group launched their education campaign district wide, reaching out to other schools and providing pe...

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Richmond Rose Public School Garden – 2012 Jack Layton Award Winner

Posted on: 07 May 2012 1 Comment
Categories:
No Poverty
Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Zero Hunger

Action: The 38 student Richmond Rose Eco-Team built and sustained a large school vegetable garden for two years with the support of their fellow students, parents, administration and community. This project engaged students from Kindergarten to Grade 8, tea...

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