'Cool' schools receive grants for environmental projects|
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Thirteen Toronto schools will be recognized for their projects that help reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and climate change. Cool Schools, a
program of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) 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. Councillor David Soknacki, a member of
the TAF board, will host the event.
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Members Lounge, City Hall
The schools to be recognized for their projects that make climate change
relevant to everyday school life are:
2 Madresatul Banaat Almuslimaat
4 St. Demetrius School
15 Fieldstone Day School
20 Alpha Alternative School
Central Technical School
Oasis Alternative School
Horizon Alternative Senior School
24 Pineway Public School
26 Grenoble Public School
Northlea Public School
30 St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School
33 Lescon Public School
36 Chine Drive Public School
School projects include activities such as school-ground naturalization,
composting and recycling, anti-idling campaigns, energy conservation programs,
and developing climate change and clean air curriculum materials.
Cool Schools was established in 1996 to engage students in reducing air
pollution, fighting climate change and making their schools places of learning
that are healthier and more enjoyable.