Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

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Students receive conservation awards

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Walt Krahn, Board Chair (L) and Silvia Dyck, Vice-Chair (R) present students with awards at a board meeting last week.


uring a recent Board meeting, students and team leaders presented information and highlights to Chilliwack School Board Trustees about the district’s Green Games.


Walt Krahn, Board Chair and Silvia Dyck, Vice-Chair presented awards to the top three winners from the Green Games: Greendale Elementary, Sardis Elementary, and Central Elementary. Greendale Elementary was awarded first place and will receive a water filling station for their school.

The games were open to all sites in the School District. Teams were asked to plan projects with an energy, water conservation, or recycling theme and document the project in a creative way. In addition to the local green games, 8 elementary schools participated in Destination Conservation workshops throughout the year and some also competed in the BC Green Games.

In March 2014, the Sardis Green Team were featured on Global TV featuring two segments, “One Hour No Power” and “Classroom Diet Energy Challenge”. Students demonstrated what they learned about energy, how to measure it, and the energy requirements associated with food production and transportation.

The Chilliwack School District currently partners with BC Hydro and Fortis BC to pursue energy saving opportunities. Energy efficient and conservation related initiatives have resulted in significant natural gas and electric energy savings since the program began 6 years ago.



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