What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? Chocolates? Flowers? Red and pink themed stuffies, candy and cards? It is easy to spend a lot of money and create a lot of waste at Valentine’s. Waste from packaging, paper, and plastic are obvious, but there’s also a lot of wasted energy needed to produce all this stuff! It adds up quickly. The waste might seem unavoidable, but the real reason we celebrate Valentine’s Day is love.
How did humans get access to light 24 hours a day? With the flick of a switch, it’s there! This brief overview of the evolution of lighting will show you that it wasn’t always this easy. Step back, and enlighten yourself about the more sustainable use of light.
Talk Energy Week is a national energy awareness week organized by Let's Talk Energy, a “national program that aims to enhance energy awareness and literacy among Canadians to contribute to a sustainable energy future.” The week of February 17-24th is devoted to people learning and talking about energy systems, sources, and uses.
The world is watching the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Mme Brown’s class at West Pictou was inspired by the Olympic Games and started an initiative for all students on the lower floor of their building: The Green Team is organizing the first-ever ENVIROlympics!
Pleasant Bay School has been part of the Green Schools community for three years. As of today, there are five students enrolled in this school, from Primary to grade five. The school has changed a lot over the years. Herman Timmons is a fisherman who has lived in Pleasant Bay for his whole life. He attended the school when it first opened in 1947. Back then there were 25-30 students at the school and two teachers who taught all levels, from Primary to grade 11.
The first Wednesday of February marks Winter Walk Day in Canada! This is a day for celebrations across the country to remind us that even though it is winter, that doesn’t mean we can't spend time outside. Winter is still a great time to get up, get active, and spend some time in nature. In 2017, 250 schools across Canada registered with Canada Walks to recognize that they would be taking part in Winter Walk Day.