Tara Tuchscherer


School/Organization: St. James Collegiate
Grades/Ages: Grades 9-12
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba

Fast Fashion Awareness: Swap and Thrift Shop at St. James Collegiate

Posted on: 14 May 2024

Action: With our LSF grant, we purchased a heavy duty clothing rack and bins to hold all the items in an organized fashion and allowed us to continually accept donations throughout the school year. We had our first event on Buy Nothing Day on November 24 an...

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St. James Collegiate is now a Green Circle Salon

Posted on: 25 Apr 2023

Action: Our school became a member of Green Circle Salons. Through this program, we are able to divert virtually all of our hairstyling program waste from the landfill. We collect all types of waste, such as hair, excess colour, colour canisters, broken hair...

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Sustainable Actions for Earth Week

Posted on: 25 Apr 2023

Action: During the week of April 17-21, leading up to Earth Day on April 22 (on a Saturday this year), we hosted the following theme days/workshops in which all students/staff in our school could participate. All workshops took place over the lunch hour. Mo...

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Greening our Classrooms

Posted on: 25 May 2022

Action: We decided to "green" the classrooms. We purchased plants for all interested classroom teachers and office staff. We researched the best plants (hardy, easy to care for, air purifying) and went to a local greenhouse (minutes from our school!) to sele...

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