Archives for: June 2017

06/26/17

Permalink 07:09:14 pm, by mleslie Email , 119 words, 46 views   English (CA)
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Freshwater Essays - Read the three winning student entries

June 28, 2017 - Water Canada - With support from the RBC Blue Water Project, the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) launched a national essay competition for high school students from grades 8-11 focusing on the topic of freshwater in Canada. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary students were asked about the best ways we can continue to sustainability manage our fresh water for the next 150 years. The prize for the top three essays in the competition was a trip to Toronto and participation in the Canadian Water Summit.

The students took the top honours: Emily Coates from Moncton New Brunswick, Carl Dizon from Winnipeg, MB and Alexandra Ionita from Winnipeg, MB. Read their essays below.

06/02/17

Permalink 06:53:30 am, by mleslie Email , 70 words, 39 views   English (US)
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Why more college campuses are going carbon-neutral

A few years ago, hundreds of U.S. colleges publicly committed to achieve zero net emissions goals at some point in the future. For a growing number that point is now.

In 2009, college and university leaders representing all 50 states signed a climate commitment to make their campuses carbon-neutral. Today, the Climate Leadership Network includes more than 600 U.S. institutions, which together serve roughly a third of the nation’s students.

Build Green Schools.ca

These pages are a resource for students, parents, staff and neighbours who wish to make the buildings and yards in their school community sustainable, high-performance and "green". The site was originally created for members of the Runnymede Public School community in the west-end of Toronto, but has expanded. This blog is owned and maintained by Marshall Leslie (see www.mleslie.com). You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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