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I have been waiting all summer with such anticipation to finally visit the Indian Point Young Naturalist Club site in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia. Scott Pelton, leader of the camp, invited me to present about energy efficiency during the summer camps after he had attended a presentation in the area.

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How will you make 2018-19 the greenest year yet? We are sharing some great ideas to help students and schools reduce environmental impacts. Get inspired for your plans for September with this story about Northeast Kings Education Center’s epic Earth Week celebrations! Remember, we can celebrate Earth Day every day by changing our habits and helping others learn best practices for wasting less. Do you feel inspired to plan a Green Schools kick-off week with your school?

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Over the summer, you may be wondering, what does the team at Green Schools Nova Scotia do? Well, we are not bored! We are always making connections with our community and sharing information about energy efficiency and wasting less.

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Last month, the Green Schools NS Engagement Officer Amber McMunn visited Springvale Elementary to discuss all of the ways the students can waste less. Lee Anne Weber’s Primary students and Stephanie Lynch’s Primary/One students excitedly shared their stories about their efforts to help the Earth by getting outside and growing vegetables in the Springvale school garden. Primary teacher Lee Anne Weber runs the garden with her students.

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Valley Elementary School, located just outside of Truro, might be a small school, but they are mighty green! The school has been caring for the environment for a long time. The school joined the Green Schools Nova Scotia community in the fall of 2017 and have been full steam ahead with initiatives to waste less ever since. The student Green Team has been very busy this year and has been supported through it all by grade four teacher Ms Kimberly Aarts.

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The students of Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School have kept certain traditions year after year, and one of those traditions has a positive impact on the environment and the school community.

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