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!


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


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 (

The Efficiency Nova Scotia Bright Futures Diversity Award - NSCC Student Awards (


Congratulations to Green Schools Meadowfields Community School and Sir John A. Macdonald School!

Click HERE to view videos!

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The students toured around to different presenters to learn about living healthy. The art teacher and Green Schools Engagement Officer Bailey Oake partnered up for one station and each student got to design their own tile representing what healthy living means for them.

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École Acadienne de Pomquet has a team of enthusiastic and caring students from Grades 7-12 working together as the "Club of Hope" in which they aim to bring positive initiatives to their school community. During Engagement Officer Josée’s visit they discussed energy, sources of energy and the ways we can reduce energy, followed by ways to use an energy meter and timed power bar.

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November 09 | 15
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Munro Academy with another win in the Get To Know contest!

"Summer Turning Into Fall" by Brock, Lucas, Caleb and Samuel won a prize of a $100 gift card from Long and McQuade for their musical entry. Click Read More below to watch their winning video!

Congratulations, awesome job!

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November 09 | 15
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Lights Off Green On!, an exciting initiative in the Halifax Regional School Board, is working with schools and students to be more energy efficient and make schools more sustainable.

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