Calgary – Father Doucet School has been awarded $1,000.00 by The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF). The Citizenship in Action Grant was awarded to the school’s ‘Keep it Green Team’.
The Green Team is a student-driven, student led, school-based environmental education program in which students work collaboratively to reduce the amount of school waste destined for the landfill.
Students are currently working on three projects. Grant money from TEPF provided the school with a paper and cardboard recycling bin. The last day of the school week, students in grades four and five collect paper and cardboard from classrooms and bring it to the recycling bin just outside the school. Salem and Marina, two grade four students exclaimed, “It is fun walking through the whole school and picking up the recycling. We all pitch in to reduce our waste.”
In grade six, students are responsible for running the juice box recycling program. Jeric and Kalem, grade six students, stated, “We like emptying the juice boxes. It’s fun and it is environmentally responsible.”
Finally, Pizza Wednesdays have been declared Wasteless Wednesdays. Students in grade one to six are required to bring home their pizza boxes and recycle them using the City of Calgary’s blue box program.
“TEPF is so proud of what students are accomplishing through funding from The Calgary Foundation and other sponsors. Bravo! Someday they will take increasing responsibility in various corporations and be the lead for reducing waste.” Din Ladak, President and CEO of The Educational Partnership Foundation.
The $1000.00 grant will support these programs as well as provide additional revenue to investigate and initiate additional environmentally friendly programs.
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