Halton Catholic students, along with students across Ontario, are going green! Students are collecting classroom recycling and organics, ensuring energy is being conserved, creating outdoor learning spaces, and learning about how their actions can make a big difference for our environment. Schools in Halton have embraced the Ontario EcoSchools program.
“Community partnerships are an important part of Ontario EcoSchools,” explains the Halton Catholic District School Board’s EcoSchools representative, Paul Deoni. “Students participate in waste diversion workshops by Halton Region, take part in Conservation Halton’s Stream of Dreams program, learn about nature at the Royal Botanical Gardens, and connect with local environmental groups.”
On October 24 and 30, 2012, Halton schools joined together for the annual Halton Student EcoCelebration, in which students shared their achievements and celebrated the successes of their environmental programs. Please visit the Halton Recycles blog to learn more about Ontario EcoSchools and other Green initiatives in Halton.
Our Board is proud to have 26 certified EcoSchools! St. Luke Catholic Elementary School is one shining example of the great work schools across our Board are doing for the environment. Some of the positive activities at St. Luke School include, Walk to School Days, Litterless Lunch Days and EcoTips posters.
To learn more about the great environmental activities St. Luke School is involved in, click here to read an article Trinity Hantzakos, Grade 5 St. Luke Catholic Elementary School student, wrote as a Guest Blogger on the Halton Reclycles blog.