Four local groups win Eco Youth Award

February 9, 2017 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On February 8 and 9, the City of Airdrie presented four groups of youth in Airdrie with an Eco Youth Award. Mayor Peter Brown, along with representatives from the award sponsor, FortisAlberta, were on hand to present the cash awards and certificates to the youth.

“I congratulate each of the youth groups who won an award. You are making a big difference to our environment and I am so excited that you are the bright future for our awesome city,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “And a heartfelt thank you to our generous sponsor of the Eco Youth Awards, ForitsAlberta, for making these awards possible.”

The winners are:
WE Eco Club – Helen Lorimer School
Awarded $650 toward a portable storage system for their maker space where they encourage and enable students to create art and other projects through upcycling and reusing items that would have otherwise been disposed of in the landfill. The award will also go toward a garden tower project where students take part in planting and harvesting produce in their own compact container garden.

Mme Doyle’s Grade Four Class - AE Bowers Elementary
Awarded $700 for education on organics and litterless lunches as well as vermi-composting bins and possibly a garden tower project.

Grade Four Connections – Ralph McCall School
Awarded $600 toward a garden tower project where students take part in planting and harvesting produce in their own compact container garden. The award will also go toward sustainability projects with a focus on students investigating practices that have impacts both positive and negative on the environment and exploring and utilizing sustainable travel options.

Grade One French Immersion and Grade Two English Classes – Ecole Edwards Elementary
Awarded $600 which will go toward educational opportunities involving wildlife conservation and the impact human actions have on the environment.

The Eco Youth Awards provide youth recognition for their efforts on a wide range of environmental stewardship initiatives and helps them implement or enhance projects and programs with an environmental focus.

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For more information:
Tracy Pagenhardt
Waste & Recycling Services
403.948.8800 ext. 6291

 

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