In honor of Mi’kmaq History Month, we wanted to feature some of our amazing Indigenous schools and their wonderful initiatives! Today we look at Maupeltuewey Kina'matno'kuom, an energy-efficient school in Membertou featuring a wall of solar panels, geothermal heat, and energy-efficient appliances! This school is full of knowledgeable and caring students who are always looking for the best way to take care of Mother Earth.
Nova Scotia schools have been taking lessons outside! Outdoor learning is excellent for both physical and mental health, not to mention, excellent for saving energy! Heading outside means natural light, fresh air, and lots of learning through exploration!
I am sure you’ve heard the name before, LED Light Bulb, but what does that even mean? And does it really save you that much money? Well let's take a closer look. First off, LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. LEDS began back in the 1960’s, they were very expensive when they first hit the market, as the technology in them was very advanced for those times. As the years went on, they became less expensive and more realistic for the working class.
What are some ways we can all save energy? Turn off the lights, conserve water, turn down the heat, unplug our electronics, and head outside! As the days are getting warmer I find myself heading outside more and more to unplug and relax, taking in the beautiful sights and sounds on Cape Breton. One of my favourite things to do outside is to get creative!
Since the announcement in March that schools would remain closed, Green Schools began planning ways to deliver lessons directly to students at home. While trying out this new way of engaging I requested to host Crafting Webinars for students interested in energy efficiency and getting creative! Crafting is not only fun, it serves as a visual reminder of what you’ve learned.