St. Catherine Community School Oil Recycling Day

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Lee Garinger
Email address of primary contact person: 
l.garinger@rcs.sk.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

St. Catherine Community School’s Oil Recycling Day is a project started in 2010 to encourage students to protect the environment. Supported by the RBC Blue Water Project, students have helped organize the opportunity for the citizens of Regina to drop off used oil products to be recycled by hosting the Oil Recycling Day at the school. The project is an excellent opportunity for members of the public to recycle oil and do their part to protect the environment; however, building capacity and life-long skills in students to lead projects that protect the environment into the future is an essential component of this project. Our students will see first-hand how easy it is and what an enormous difference they’re making by making their contribution.

This year the students are inviting members of the general public to drop off used oil products on May 19th at the school, 150 Brotherton Avenue in Regina. Last year we collected just over 300 litres of oil and expect that number to double this year.

We thank the RBC Blue Water Project for without their funds this project would not be possible. We look forward to continuing this relationship into the future and appreciate their recognition of supporting such a worthwhile community initiative.

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

St. Catherine Community School’s Oil Recycling Day is a project started in 2010 to encourage students to protect the environment.

This year the students are inviting members of the general public to drop off used oil products on May 19th at the school, 150 Brotherton Avenue in Regina.

Considering that one litre of oil can contaminate a million litres of water, we’re very proud to have made a positive impact thus far, and look forward to our future contributions from this initiative in 2012.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Oil recycling
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Students in grades 6 to 8 have spearheaded the Oil Recycling initiative the past two years guided by one of the teachers Lee Garinger. Taking the project inside the classroom and learning about how projects like this one benefit the environment have made a positive impact on the students and families. The program has facilitated an opportunity for the students to welcome their families and families across Regina to support this fabulous initiative.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Middle years school
Project sponsors/funders: 

The impact can even be seen from the business community from our main sponsor RBC and the Blue Water initiative and their tremendous support in order to make this project possible and this year have obtained additional support. We’ve received promotional support from Harvard Broadcasting for the 2011 event and the Regina Leaderpost.

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Data from the 2011 Recognition Event