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?
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.
At Canyon Lister Elementary School we have be exploring how electricity is made. We use it all the time in our day to day life but don’t often think about the energy and infrastructure behind our electricity.
Students from grade 3/4/5 at JV Humphries in Kaslo went on the annual Beyond Recycling field trip to our transfer station and the new recycling station for Kaslo and area. Megan Deas from the RDCK led the field trip, which included a stop at Kaslo Ace Building Supplies to explore which hazardous was
The students at St Mary’s Catholic and Kootenay Orchards schools, had the opportunity to take a Recycling tour with Loree Duzcek, with the RDEK . The students visited the various recycling facilities in Cranbrook and made the journey out to the RDEK Landfill. The experience was truly "eye opening" for the students and parents who … Continued
This week Yaqan Nukiy grade 4/5 class took a trip to visit the cows, pastures, milking parlor, bottling and cheese making facilities at Kootenay Meadows. We took a good look at what it takes to produce local dairy products. We also tasted different kinds of cheeses and milk at the dairy. One of the students … Continued
A big thank you to Legendary Meats and the Kootenay Smokehouse who offered an amazing opportunity to look at some great food business models supporting local and real. The morning was full, with cutting demos and composting explanations, beans getting planted and sausages made. It ended with everyone enjoying pesto-pepperoni pizza made by the students … Continued
JV Humphries students in Ms Franke’s 3/4/5 class utilized the class planter boxes to plant various salad greens and radishes on April 28. They seeded various spicy greens, red romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and red globe radishes. These species and varieties of food plants were chosen because of their early growing season so students … Continued
It is Earth Week and the students at Kootenay Orchards and St Mary’s Cathoilic school are celebrating in style!! All 3 classes, taking part in the Beyond Recycling Program selected Trash to Treasure as their class project. The creations were awesome !!! Some examples of the amazing treasures were, a painted tire seat, juice box … Continued
Grade 4 and 5 students from South Nelson School spent all day Friday getting the low down on what we throw down. This enlightening tour to the Ootischenia Landfill, the Waste Management Recycling Materials Recycling Facility in Brilliant, the RDCK transfer station and the Nelson Leaf’s Bottle Depot illustrated for students what happens to our … Continued