May 23 was Outdoor Classroom Day and many schools across Nova Scotia headed outside!
Last week we hosted an exciting event called Celebrate Cape Breton at Cape Breton University. This event including Placemaking 4G, Efficiency Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton University. Ninety-nine Grade 9. students from across Cape Breton attended the event. The goal was to celebrate the sustainable projects and ideas that are already happening in Cape Breton, and to brainstorm what the future could look like.
On Thursday, May 16th, Harry R. Hamilton Elementary School had its first Green School’s Engagement. I was welcomed by everyone in the administration and then lead to the library where I was going to be set up for the day. The library was bright due to all the big windows, and the natural light was amazing.
On March 27th, I had the great opportunity to visit the Parkview High School, Key Club, and Environmental club. The group of students invited me because they wanted to explore initiatives and activities that they could lead across their high school for Earth Week. This was the perfect opportunity to have a conversation about Green Schools Nova Scotia campaigns that involve energy efficiency, and how to motivate high schools students to adopt energy efficiency behaviours.
On Friday, April 26th, I attended the Transition Fair at the NSCC Akerley Campus. This was Green Schools’ first time attending the fair, and I was very excited to represent our incredible program. The fair aims to showcase the different programs available to High School students who may be looking at how to transition into the next phase of life in and outside of school, how to figure out their interests as they prepare them for adulthood.