Walt Krahn, Board Chair (L) and Silvia Dyck,
Vice-Chair (R) present students with awards at a board meeting last
a recent Board meeting, students and team leaders presented information
and highlights to Chilliwack School Board Trustees about the district’s
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
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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