We head over to Halifax, and a local school called Park West, to get to know Riley Cogswell who is a grade 6 student in Mrs. Whittleton’s class.
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.
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.