When visiting schools we always discuss Energy Efficiency and our Ecological or Carbon Footprints. I ask them, “what can we do to shrink our carbon footprint?” A great way to start is to try and eat more locally-grown food! What is the benefit of eating local? It helps support local businesses, the food tastes delicious and fresh, and it creates less pollution as we reduce the distance the food will have to travel from the ground to our plates!
Green Schools Stories
Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre in Truro is always working hard to help families around the Colchester region. From car-seat checks to cooking classes, they have lots of knowledge to share, and events for families to participate in.
They also always encourage green options in day to day life, and they’re making this more attainable, with some of the workshops they’re offering, recipes they’re sharing, and more.
Lights off and head outside!
I don't know about you, but the biggest challenge of heading back to work after my summer off is being inside. After spending so much time outside all summer it’s a big change over the first few days of work and school. Similarly, I bet the students we teach and engage every day are having just as hard of a time adjusting to spending more time indoors.
Well, my solution is to head outside to work a few times throughout the day!
Mrs. Linda MacPhee with her class at Newcombville Elementary School, took hands-on learning, community engagement and integrated curriculum to a whole new level with her “Recycle Zone: T-shirts” project.
After hearing about all the plastics in the oceans and its effects on marine species, her grade 2/3 were inspired to take action!
Last week we hosted an exciting event called Celebrate Cape Breton at Cape Breton University. This event including Placemaking 4G, Efficiency Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton University. Ninety-nine Grade 9. students from across Cape Breton attended the event. The goal was to celebrate the sustainable projects and ideas that are already happening in Cape Breton, and to brainstorm what the future could look like.