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.
Engagement Officer Pam visited LSK School on November 4th, with the Green Schools NS Program Manager, Olga Lucia Torres.
LSK has been doing green initiatives for a long time. Last May, the Grade 1 students did an “Elephant Through Energy Workshop,” learning about circuits, electricity and more!
Green Schools has been engaging with students for over 2 months now, and we’ve had a lot of questions about planting trees. A youtuber named Mr Beast was challenged by his audience of over 26 Million subscribers, to plant 20 million trees. Mr Beast is known for taking on any challenge, so they partnered with the largest tree planting organization in the world, Arbor Day Foundation. For each dollar they raise, they plant a tree.
This week we switch gears and head over to Cape Breton. We are celebrating 4 amazing Green Heroes from Cusack Elementary school. These students are in the 5th Grade and are already teaching others about why it is important to take steps in order to protect and preserve our environment. Their names are, Abijay Vinod, Mya McGee, Sarah Pope, and Gage Burke.
This year, Green Schools launched a Virtual Series (suitable for grades 7+). The Virtual Series is an opportunity for classes to meet virtually with Engagement Officers for a series of engagements on climate change, energy consumption, and of course, energy efficiency!
How does it work?
Your class will receive 2 virtual engagements followed by an in-person engagement.
First Virtual: Climate Change