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Effort underway to establish Green Teams in local schools


Several teachers from Eastern School District’s Burin Region participated in a ‘Mentoring Day’ Apr. 15. It’s part of an initiative by the Burin Green Team Committee to establish environmental groups.

An initiative is underway to establish Green Teams at each of the schools on the Burin Peninsula. A group of lead teachers took part in a mentoring session at Eastern School District’s regional board office. Pictured (from left) are Susan Bursey of Marystown Central High School, Michelle Hickman of Fortune’s Lake Academy, Terry Oldford of Christ the King School in Rushoon, St. Lawrence Academy’s Dawn Brushett, presenter Todd Hollett and Melissa Lundrigan of Pearce Junior High School in Burin. Paul Herridge Photo

Several teachers from Eastern School District’s Burin Region participated in a ‘Mentoring Day’ Apr. 15.

It’s part of an initiative by the Burin Green Team Committee to establish environmental groups at each of the 13 schools on the peninsula.

JeanAnn Lambert, of Holy Name of Mary Academy in Lawn, conducted the mentoring session at the school board office in Burin.

A further conference has been planned for the lead teachers, along with 6-8 students from each school, at College of the North Atlantic in Burin May 18.

Presenters there will include the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, Newfoundland Power, the Conservation Corps and the MUN Botanical Gardens.

Ms. Lambert indicated “They’ll all be there to pass along some information on different things we can get involved in to try to promote green living in our schools and communities.”

Some of the activities the Green Teams may establish once they’re up and running include recycling programs, composting and organic gardening.

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