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A Great Green Year Ahead
Schools are leading the way in environmental initiatives, providing creative learning environments that empower our youth to make positive efforts to reduce their waste.
Our school program promotes environmental stewardship within Newfoundland and Labrador’s school system, focusing on waste reduction as a means of protecting our environment. The successes we realize are only achieved because of teachers and administrators like you – environmental champions who have chosen to take action. We thank you for your leadership and for helping MMSB educate and motivate the youth of our province to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle the way to a greener future.
In 2011-2012, MMSB delivered 274 presentations to 42 schools across Newfoundland and Labrador, impacting more than 5,600 students. This year we’re planning to travel to areas of the island we’ve never reached – to visit new schools and meet more of our province’s youth!
Please read through our newsletter for information on resources, last year’s highlights and our outlook for another great year! If you have questions throughout the school year, please contact one of our Marketing and Public Education Officers at email@example.com.
Top Recyclers Earn Top Dollars:
We would like to congratulate all 272 schools that participated in the School Recycling Program this past year, collectively recycling more than 16.7 million beverage containers and raising more than $1.6 million in recycling refunds and matching grants provided by MMSB. Schools have reinvested these funds in a wide variety of environmental and educational initiatives. We would especially like to congratulate the following schools who recycled the greatest numbers of beverage containers in the province:
1. Mount Pearl Intermediate - 898,540 containers
2. Menihek High School - 612,457 containers
3. Exploits Valley High School - 418,797 containers
4. Exploits Valley Intermediate - 333,623 containers
5. Crescent Collegiate - 318,428 containers
6. Elwood High School - 312,023 containers
7. Pasadena Academy - 309,172 containers
8. Lewisporte Collegiate - 290,716 containers
9. Corner Brook High School - 257,846 containers
10. Avoca Collegiate - 257,538 containers
Reach For The Top:
Every year we like to recognize the top 5 five schools in each of the 4 regions in our province based on the number of beverage containers recycled per student. These 20 schools are leading the way in our province, showing that a team effort can make great strides in helping protect our environment.
St. Anne's School - 3,718
Immaculate Conception Elementary - 1,606
Epiphany Elementary - 1,146
Mount Pearl Intermediate - 1,139
Heritage Collegiate - 1,051
Avoca Collegiate - 3,103
Long Island Academy - 3,027
St. Stephen's All Grade - 2,028
St. Gabriel's All Grade - 1,427
St. Peter's All Grade - 1,319
Douglas Academy - 2,767
Sacred Heart All Grade - 2,556
St. Simon and St. Jude Academy - 1,534
Immaculate Heart of Mary School - 1,422
Pasadena Academy - 1,288
Menihek High School - 978
Mud Lake School - 801
Jens Haven Memorial - 675
Eric G. Lambert All Grade - 292
Queen of Peace Middle School - 246
Green School Calendar:
From Earth Day to World Environment Day, there are lots of opportunities to go green throughout the school year. Get a head start by adding these specials occasions to your school calendar!
October 20-26, 2013 Waste Reduction Week
March 22, 2013 World Water Day
March 23, 2013 Earth Hour
April 22, 2013 Earth Day
May 6-11, 2013 Compost Awareness Week
June 2-8, 2013 Environment Week
June 5, 2013 World Environment Day
June 8, 2013 World Ocean's Day
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