This week we had a full day of engagements with classes at Cavalier Drive School in Lower Sackville. Our goal at Green Schools is to serve the school to the best of our ability. Cavalier Drive is new to the Green Schools roster so we took the opportunity to give them a big warm welcome by seeing every class. Ruvi visited the English-language classes and Kelsey visited the French Immersion classes while Olga Lucía helped all around on Monday, December 10th.
The Environmental Club at Northumberland Regional High School has been hard at work over the last few months to make their school and community more sustainable. The creativity of the group and their motivation to support all things green has resulted in several events around the school, including events to recognize Waste Reduction Week, and more.
Yes, it is that time of the year again! It is the time of the year when houses look like something out of a movie with all the festive lights and holiday props, and as much as we all enjoy driving down a street with houses all decorated and lit up in the month of December, I always wonder how much homeowners must be spending on their power bill for all those decorations.
Have you heard the saying “Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink”? This phrase comes from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a story about a ship lost at sea long ago. Today, it can apply to many parts of our planet, too. Humans use (and waste) a lot of water. As challenges with water increase, it has become more important than ever to learn about the water cycle and how to take care of the world's interconnected water systems.
Make This the Greenest Holiday of the Year!
Numerous schools in the Annapolis Valley and Tri-county Regional Centers for Educations reduce their holiday impact by hosting Annual Christmas "Shopping" Parties. These are events that create a great way to reuse ‘stuff’ and reduce our ecological footprints while finding the perfect gift for your loved one.
Christmas Shopping Party Basics:
On November 1st, 2018, history was made in Pictou Landing. Former students of Pictou Landing First Nation School and their children were invited to partake in breaking ground for the new school building. Check out the pictures and announcement. The new school is going to be built on the Pictou Landing ballfield grounds, with construction expected to begin in November 2018.