Upper Grand goes green this spring
May 25, 2023
Guelph, ON – April showers bring May flowers and green initiatives have been blooming in schools all around the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB).
This week and the weeks leading up to this one, the UGDSB wanted to highlight some of the amazing green initiatives happening in schools across the board. Here is a glimpse of some of the few initiatives that have happened this month.
- Relay Education – a non-profit organization that delivers renewable energy and environmental education programs – has given multiple workshops to schools in our board about the beneficial uses of solar energy and wind energy.
- 23 schools across the UGDSB have signed up to advance themselves as an EcoSchool for the 2022-23 school year. EcoSchools are an Ontario certification program given to elementary and secondary schools that nurture environmental learning and development.
- Centennial CVI has implemented a Social Responsibility Club that has taken up green initiatives like tree planting, waste audits, and waste art showcases being among some of their initiatives.
We also have green initiatives and education to look forward to in the weeks to come that the board will share more on in the future. One of them being, The Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival. It will be held at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area this year, and it will run from June 6 to June 9. The festival will offer 50+ hands-on activity centres that will challenge students from grades 2 to 5 to consider the importance of water to them as individuals and to their community. You can learn more here.
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