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November 6, 2001
Schools recognized for being 'cool'
  
Twelve Toronto schools will be awarded for projects that help reduce greenhouse
gas emissions, air pollution and climate change. Cool Schools, a program of the
Toronto Atmospheric Fund and the Clean Air Partnership, will grant up to $2,000
to each of the schools.

Councillors representing the wards of the winning schools will give the awards
to student representatives from each school. Students will make short
presentations on the winning projects.

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Members' Lounge, City Hall

The cool schools to be recognized for projects that make climate change
relevant to everyday school life are:
Ward 8 Gosford Public School $2,000
James Cardinal McGuigan
Catholic High School $2,000
Ward 10 Toronto Heschel School $2,000
Ward 11 Rockcliffe Middle School $1,750
Ward 12 Keelesdale Public School $2,000
Ward 14 St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School $2,000
Ward 18 Shirley Street Public School and
City View Alternative School $2,000
Ward 26 St. Anselm's Catholic School $2,000
Ward 31 St. Bernadette Catholic School $2,000
Ward 34 O'Connor Public School $2,000
Ward 37 Hunter's Glen Junior Public School $850

School projects include activities such as school-ground naturalization, food
gardens, installation of bike racks, bike workshops, anti-idling campaigns,
energy conservation programs and curriculum materials.

The Cool Schools Program was established in 1996. This year, the program has
awarded $73,783 to schools that engage their students in reducing air
pollution, fighting climate change and making their schools healthier and more
enjoyable places of learning.


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