Introducing Efficiency Nova Scotia, Green Schools Bright Futures Award

Hello Educators and Students! We now have a bursary for students heading to NSCC in the Fall!

We are accepting applications for our new bursary with Efficiency Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Community College! We want to inspire youth to join green careers and we hope this opportunity will support students in Nova Scotia to reach their full potential!

There are 5 awards being offered for the Efficiency Nova Scotia Bright Futures Award.

$2,000 award - Diversity & Inclusivity award

4 x $1,500 awards

Southern NS (South Shore and Valley)

Halifax (HRM)

Northern NS (Shubenacadie-Canso Causeway)

Cape Breton 

What does this mean? It means you can actually apply no matter where you are based in Nova Scotia and that is a huge bonus!

PROGRAMS:

Applicants must plan on being enrolled in one of the following NSCC programs (a “Program”):

  • Electrical Technician
  • Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology (ESET)
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Geothermal

APPLICATION CRITERIA:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Entering year one in one of the above-listed Programs at NSCC;

2. Submit a brief essay on the topic of: How could your career advance efficiency and the ways we use energy in Nova Scotia in the next 10 years?

4. Applicants from an equity-seeking group are eligible for a diversity-specific award of $2,000.

 

More information can be found:

 

The Efficiency Nova Scotia Bright Futures Award - NSCC Student Awards (academicworks.ca)

The Efficiency Nova Scotia Bright Futures Diversity Award - NSCC Student Awards (academicworks.ca)

 

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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.

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November 18 | 19
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Did you know that there are 19 schools in Pictou County? Seventeen in the CCRCE, one Bridgeway Academy campus, and one First Nations School.

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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

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October 31 | 19
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Our engagement officer, Scott Ellis, recently visited the Eastern Passage Education Center. Upon arrival, he realized that the school was taking serious steps to go green. The school is now using 100 percent tree-free paper. What? 

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October 21 | 19
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Last week, I had the opportunity to visit my youngest group of learners yet! I spent the morning at Atlantic Montessori School, engaging with the Toddler (18 month-3 years) and Casa (3-6 years) groups to explore ways we can protect our earth by saving energy.

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October 18 | 19
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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!

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