Building Sustainable Communities

Regina YES Network - Thom Collegiate – School Wide Recycling

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Kathleen Wilson
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kathleen_wilson@cooperators.ca
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The club at Thom Collegiate unveiled that they will be implementing a recycling program within their school. They will be launching it with a “Wear Your Garbage For A Day” campaign to get members of their school community thinking about the amount of trash they produce. The students are looking into a creative way to use the recyclables collected!

The environmental club at Thom, Thom Going Green, hosted a very successful Eco Fair at their school on Friday, May 28th! It was a full day of events including a community fair of local organizations and businesses, a windmill competition, workshops by EYES Summer Camp from the University of Regina, presentations by all of the school environmental clubs, a keynote talk from Curtis Dorosh and a showcase of all of the school projects! It was an incredible day of activity. Thom did a great job hosting the event!

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Ongoing throughout the school year.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Environment Club, High School, Youth Engaged in Sustainability, Recycling, Eco Fair
What level of education does this project address?: 
High school
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

The Cooperators

Regina YES Network - Sheldon Williams – Community Recycling Day

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Kathleen Wilson
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kathleen_wilson@cooperators.ca
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The Sheldon Williams Environmental Club announced that they would like to organize a community recycling day in the City of Regina. The plan is to hold it in May at a community lot in the city. The students are currently doing research on recycling in Saskatchewan.

In an effort to purchase new recycling bins to expand their recycling program, the students at Sheldon Williams Collegiate organized a Sundae sale! They sold locally produced ice cream and used biodegradeable containers. They also had reusable dishes available for students by deposit. It was an evironmental take on a very sweet treat. This is just one of several sales the students will be doing throughout the spring has they approach their fundraising goals.

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Ongoing throughout the school year. 

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Environment Club, Youth Engaged in Sustainability, Recycling, Sustainable Actions, High School
What level of education does this project address?: 
High school
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

The Cooperators.

Regina YES Network - O’Neill High School – ‘Turn Out Lights’

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Kathleen Wilson
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kathleen_wilson@cooperators.ca
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The Green Squad at O’Neill High School is frustrated with the amount of time the lights are left on in their school and they’ve decided to tackle it! In a very energetic rap at the youth forum the students at O’Neill announced that they will be raising money to install sensor lights into all of the school’s bathrooms. Awesome!

Earth Week was a busy week at most of the schools. O'Neill High School was no exception! The students in the O'Neill Green Squad held three fundraisers to raise money towards their sensor lights project! They have almost reached their goal to install sensor lights into all of the school's bathrooms. The fundraisers included a float sale, a bake sale and a two week sale of environmentally friendly products.

The students at O'Neill High School are frustrated with people putting garbage into their recycling bins. To set an example for other students, the O'Neill Green Squad spent a very frigid December lunch hour sorting through the recycling on the front steps of the school. Sporting mittens, toques and their finest winter wear, they dumped out the collected recycling and removed all of the garbage. An entire garbage bag of waste was removed! A video was also made and aired at a school assembly before Christmas to remind students of proper etiquette for recycling!

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Ongoing throughout the school year.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Environment Club, High School, Youth Engaged in Sustainability, Sensor Lights, Sustainable Actions
What level of education does this project address?: 
High school
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

The Cooperators.

Regina YES Network - Greenall High School – School Awareness

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Kathleen Wilson
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kathleen_wilson@cooperators.ca
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The Greenall All Greens have decided they would like to pursue a series of awareness projects in their school this year. Since the November 18th forum, the club has started a vermicomposting project! They are currently getting awareness out and teaching students how to use the bins! Their next school project will include a plastic bag recycling event in their school in the New Year.

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Ongoing through the school year.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Environment Club, High School, Vermicomposting, Sustainable Actions, Plastic Bag Awareness, Youth Engaged in Sustainability
What level of education does this project address?: 
High school
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

The Cooperators

Regina YES Network - Campbell Collegiate – Extreme School Makeover: Courtyard Edition

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Kathleen Wilson
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kathleen_wilson@cooperators.ca
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The students at Campbell Collegiate have decided they want to revitalize a courtyard in their school. Currently the courtyard is not useable by students. They plan to remove debris and clean up the area. They then want to landscape the area and make it a student friendly space. The plan calls for native prairie species to be used. The students also plan to launch a composting program that will be a focal point of the garden. There was also talk of grey water recycling from a nearby home ec lab.

Most people feel more energy on a sunny day, but for the students of Campbell Collegiate in Regina a sunny day brings a different kind of energy in the form of hot water produced by their solar-thermal panels. Thanks to the Campbell Collegiate Environment Club, students can wash their hands or shower after gym class knowing that the hot water they are using produces fewer greenhouse gases than a conventional fossil fuel system. After an ambitious campaign to raise money for solar-thermal panels was launched in 2008, the Club’s efforts came to fruition when the panels were installed on the school’s roof in July 2009 by Kelln Solar, a local solar company.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing throughout the school year.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Environment Club, Students, High School, Sustainable Actions, Solar Panels, Youth Engaged in Sustainability
What level of education does this project address?: 
High school
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

The Cooperators

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