Green Bin Award (2014-2015)
The County of Simcoe is pleased to recognize Foley Catholic School in Brechin with its 2014-2015 Learning & Living Green Green Bin Award. The County partners with local school boards on its Learning and Living Green program to educate students about proper waste disposal and encourage increased use of the County’s organic green bin program, both in school and at home.
As part of its involvement in the program, Foley Catholic School diverted 14.47 kg of organics per student during the 2014/2015 school year—the highest amount per student out of any participating school. On October 21st, County staff will present school staff and the student body with an award and an iPad to contribute to student learning.
“I want to congratulate students and school staff for improving your waste diversion habits and ultimately helping our environment,” said Warden Gerry Marshall.
Champion Award (2014-2015)
The Learning & Living Green Program would not be successful without waste champions. There are waste champions in every school – they could include (but are not limited to) custodians, green team leaders/members, school principal, faculty or maybe one special student. Champions act as waste ambassadors by leading the way toward waste reduction and diversion in their school.
This year's Champion award was presented to Devin Leggett at Birchview Dunes Elementary School in Wasaga Beach. Everyday Devin helps to collect the recycling and organics around his school. Devin also worked on a project this year collecting eye glasses and sunglasses to be reused in developing countries. He has surpassed his goal in collecting 100 eyeglasses. Devin brings a smile to everyone's face with his positive attitude and determination. Keep up the great work Devin!
Green Team Award (2014-2015)
The Learning & Living Green Team Award is presented annually to a green team which demonstrates the highest level of commitment to environmental initiatives in their school with an emphasis on waste and recycling.
This year's Green Team award was presented to Sunnybrae Public School in Innisfil. This group of staff and students do an outstanding job helping to run the recycling and organic programs within their school. Not only are they collecting and sorting the material around the school, they also monitor contamination of recycling and organics going into the garbage stream. This has helped their school in diverting more organics and recyclable material. Sunnybrae Green Team motivates and educates students and teachers within the school by preparing games, songs, skits, and videos about recycling and organics. Keep up the great work!