Green Scene Dec. 2016
@GreenSceneFMPSD December 5, 2016
Green PLF with Kathy Worobec
Friday, Dec. 2 PLF
Kathy Worobec of Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) came up to facilitate a session to help us along our green path.
a.m. was a district focus for the Green Scene team.
p.m. was teacher focused, to share ideas & resources for classrooms and schools.
Fall 2016 FMPSD Green Happenings
Great Green Student Programs
- EnviroMentors with Grade 12 students have been buddied with Grade 4 students to teach about community environment and beautification over 5 weeks.
- RMWB Green Teen program, with Jr. & Sr. High students are designing and implementing action projects that help improve the community. Seven teams are enrolled from Westwood and Ecole McTavish, and one from Bill Woodward.
- Destination Conservation with teams of students from grades 4-12, come together from each school to learn about conservation and create year long projects to improve their schools. Last year the focus was energy & this year's is water. Students attended a day-long workshop this fall, with 2 more this year.
Great Green School And District Initiatives
- Water bottle filling stations: Ecole McTavish, Westwood, District Office, Christina Gordon, Christian School. All schools seem to want them!
- School Gardens: Ecole Dickinsfield, Greely Road, Christian, Timberlea (flower), Westwood (with greenhouses, solar powered watering systems, rain gardens, etc.)
- Indoor Gardens: Ecole Dickinsfield, Walter & Gladys Hill, Greely Road
- Recycling: Ecole Dickinsfield (curbside pickup), many schools do juice boxes, some do paper
- Worm Composting: Ecole Dickinsfield, Walter & Gladys Hill
- Outdoor Composting: Ecole Dickinsfield (snack waste), Westwood (connected with garden)
- Outdoor Classroom: Water & Gladys Hill (bug hotels and sun dials!)
- Light Leaders: Islamic School, Ecole Dickinsfield
- Free Store (things from lost and found offered for free to kids after certain date): Ecole Dickinsfield
- Solar Panels: Westwood
- Waste Free Lunches: Ecole Dickinsfield (every body, every day), Dr. Clark campaign
- Eco Store: water bottles, reusable lunch containers, reusable bags for sale, Ecole Dickinsfield
- Anti-Idling Campaign: Ecole Dickinsfield
- School Green Audit & Visioning Team with parents: Ecole Dickinsfield @DFgreenschool
Grants & Awards
People have been busy!
Here are some accomplishments:
- 2016 Emerald Awards Nomination for Johnny Duhlku and Kitty Cochrane
- BP A+ For Energy Grant 2016 $10,000 winner, Johnny Duhlku & the Westwood Green Initiative Team. Working with Westwood students to turn waste plastic into 3D useful objects, like a wind turbine
- Solar panels are coming to Ecole McTavish
- School learning garden coming to Ecole McTavish (thanks RMWB!)
- Environmental Quest Grant for Christina Gordon toward a school garden