Keen About Green
The Educational Partnership Foundation Funds Keen About Green, a Recycling Program for Heritage Heights School.
The grade 4s at Heritage Heights School are Keen About Green! As environmental stewards concerned about our earth and keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum, the students have taken the initiative to go forth and implement a school-wide recycling program. To further support their initiative, Miss Charlotte Willy, a University of Lethbridge intern in Grade 4 at Heritage Heights School, applied for funding from The Educational Partnership Foundation. Miss Willy was thrilled when TEPF awarded the grade 4 classes the Citizens in Action grant of $500. This money will go towards purchasing new recycling bins for the school, as well as fund a fieldtrip for the Grade 4s to go to the Shepard Landfill and Materials Recovery Facility where they will be able to see first-hand where recycling and garbage go. The grade 4 students will then be able to educate the rest of their school about what happens to our waste and recycling and what we can do as a community to reduce, reuse and recycle.
While this all started in the Grade 4 classrooms during their Waste in Our World Science unit, it has ultimately become a school wide leadership project. Students throughout every grade level have become active participants in this recycling program. Their hope is to spread the Keen About Green spirit, not just at school, but throughout the community as well. “TEPF is very proud to recognize these special Grade 4 students who are creating environmental awareness in their school” explains Din Ladak, President & CEO of TEPF. TEPF would also like to thank ConocoPhillips for their support of the Citizenship in Action Program.
The TEPF will present the big cheque to Miss Willy and all the Grade 4s at Heritage Heights School on December 7th. They are so excited to be receiving this grant and are looking forward to the presentation. Seeing all their hard work come to fruition will be tangible evidence of their learning and we couldn’t be happier for Miss Willy and her team!
Heritage Heights School 403-993-1400
Supervising Teacher, Jill MacKenzie
University of Lethbridge intern, Charlotte Willy
About The Educational Partnership Foundation: Founded in 1991, The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) was established as a registered not-for-profit organization to provide support for the students and teachers in Calgary and the surrounding area. Over the years, TEPF’s influence has broadened. It now offers educational initiatives to six partner school districts in central and southern Alberta, reaching almost 200,000 students.