Students from W.E. Graham’s 5/6/7 class took a tour of the Ootischenia Landfill and local Recycling transfer station and got a look at what types of things make it into the Landfill and what can be diverted out. They got to watch the big machines at work and were able to share with the friendly landfill … Continued
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Students in Ms. Newton’s class worked in pairs to audit different parts of Begbie View Elementary School to see where energy was being used, and notably wasted! Students found some interesting places, like a special needs washroom that had a light that never went out (malfunctioning switch), students using power doors when the didn’t need … Continued
Is there one “best” energy source? Not according to Mr. Mcanerney’s class – but there are two! Last week, the grade 6 students held an energy debate, excitedly arguing over whether wind, solar, nuclear, hydro or fossil fuels energy is the best – the be-all-end-all of energy sources. Through well presented arguments, positive responses to … Continued
What would it be like if we had more renewable energy in our communities? Cleaner forms of transportation? Access to fresh and local food? Zero waste? Conservation and protection of local water resources?
Mrs. Gadbois and her Grade 5/6 class have been recycling drink containers at Arrow Heights Elementary School for the past number of years. As our Waste Eco-Challenge, we wanted to expand the school recycling to include plastic containers. We ordered 8 plastic recycling bins for our class as well as the other classes within our … Continued
Ms. Newton’s grade 5 class at Begbie View Elementary has been on a year long Waste Eco-Challenge! Here are some of the things that have been happening in her classroom: LEVEL 1- COMMUNICATE CLASSROOM WASTE POLICY Ms. Newton asks parents to not send processed food for snacks and lunches: for health and environmental reasons. … Continued
Blog written by: Aislin Buchanan, Meya Musseau and Lillian Vickers. Grade 6/& students To reduce waste in our classroom, we started separating our garbage. We did this so that our waste would go in the right spot (actual waste, recycling, and composting). We got a cart and added a paper towel bucket, plastics bucket and … Continued
Mr. Broderick’s grade five class had an up close look at The Golden Landfill and The Golden Bottle Depot this past fall. Carmen Fennell, Waste Reduction Facilitator from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District was our fantastic tour guide. The first thing Carmen taught us after getting off the bus was that the landfill is no … Continued
Canyon Lister Elementary School is doing a number of interesting projects to reduce the amount of waste at their school! They are doing a school wide compost, litter free lunches and investigating the litter that ends up on the school grounds.
Mr. Mcanerney’s class got down to business – the paper recycling business. Right before the holidays, the grade 6 students at TM Roberts took what they’ve been learning with Wildsight and put it into action, making recycled paper from used paper scraps. The students have been learning about all the resources and processing involved in … Continued