With the holidays quickly approaching you’ll notice all around you the beautiful twinkling lights the inside of houses ,businesses, outside in parks and yards. In the past, most lights were incandescent and became hot, using a lot of energy! This can be a bit of a problem when you look at your power bill after the holidays!
The holidays are upon us, and instead of buying all of those gifts, cards, tags and wrapping papers from stores, students across Nova Scotia are trying to waste less this holiday season! This November, Engagement Officer Pam hosted Green Schools’ Nova Scotia’s very first Webinars with Green Holidays as the topic.
There’s something I say during my engagements “We lead by example, our choices will inspire others.” I often show this video Efficiency Nova Scotia that ends with #leadingbyexample because this is something that I believe applies to everyone.
Last week we engaged with grade 10 classes at JL Ilsley in collaboration with Climate Reality leader Lyle Goldberg.
November 21 marked the day of 24 Hours of Reality - Truth in Action. An initiative hosted by Climate Reality where leaders all over the world delivered presentations on climate change and solutions for our future. Overall, there were over 1700 presentations worldwide and we were 1/ out of 85 of the engagements held in Canada.
This week’s #GreenHero is a grade 12 individual from Dalbrae Academy, named Michael MacDonald. This superstar is very passionate about taking care of the environment, and his absolute favorite thing to do at home and at school is recycle. He understands that there is too much garbage that ends up in our Nova Scotia landfills, and that all it takes is making an effort to learn about how to separate our garbage correctly.