Posts Categorized: Education

The People for Energy & Environmental Literacy (PEEL) Program

Westmount Charter School

Forty-two Grade 4 students from Westmount Charter School, their two teachers and one highly-committed parent volunteer created PEEL, a literacy program that empowers students to understand the environmental, social and economic challenges and opportunities around energy consumption, climate change and sustainability. With the support of over 25 energy-sector organizations, PEEL has inspired students and parents to evaluate their energy usage through environmental initiatives such as an EcoFair, weekly nature field ...

Warriors of the Rainbow

Clandonald School

According to Cree legend, “Leaders will be those whose actions speak the loudest; the ones that have demonstrated wisdom and courage and have proven that they work for the benefit of all.” Adopting this philosophy, Clandonald School created Warriors of the Rainbow, a clan of environmental stewards dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the natural world. For the past 12 years, the Warriors of the Rainbow have established a ...

Green Commuting Hubs

Captain Nichola Goddard School

Many schools in Alberta are challenged with vehicle congestion and idling around school drop-off and pick-up points. A student-leadership group at Captain Nichola Goddard School found a solution to this environmental and safety risk. The Green Commuting Hubs program invites students to meet in various established hubs and, accompanied by a Grade 9 hub leader, walk to school together. The initiative improves air quality and reduces the school’s eco-footprint, while ...