School Stories

EcoSchools: West Springs School

Calgary, 2021 - 2022 School Year

We were thrilled to welcome West Springs School to the growing EcoSchools network in Alberta. They achieved  Bronze Certification in their first year participating! 

Students on the green team took part in the EcoSchools actions such as Sorting your Waste, Vermicomposting and School-Based Composting, Repurposing and Innovative Recycling as well as Take Me Outside Day!  

Sorting Waste: 

With resources from GreenCalgary, students took on the task of completing a school-wide waste assessment. It was a smelly activity!

EcoSchools: Elmwood School

Edmonton, 2021 - 2022 School Year

Edmonton Public's Elmwood Elementary lives the culture of an EcoSchool, centring learning IN, ABOUT, FOR, and FROM the environment, through Western and through Indigenous ways of knowing. Once Elmwood staff joined the EcoSchools Canada platform, all they had to do to become Platinum-certified was to track the work they were already doing with their students - the Elmwood Explorers!

EcoSchools: Natural Science at W.P. Wagner High School

Edmonton, 2021 - 2022 School Year

This 50-year old greenhouse is home to amazing Career and Technology Studies / Natural Sciences programs led by Scott McMillan at W.P. Wagner High School. The greenhouse is separated into three levels, plus an isolation hallway for diseased plants, and a prep room. The neighbouring orchard has been generously supported by a local arborist with a passion for education. 

EcoSchools: Wheatland Elementary Achieves Platinum

Small Hands can Change the World

Strathmore, 2020 - 2021 School Year

Wheatland Elementary achieved Platinum Certification on their very first year as an EcoSchool! It turns out they were already doing tons of eco-actions. We asked teacher Carley Blaseg to tell us about it.

We started our Eco-Avenger team 6 years ago, when our Grade 6's were in Grade 1 with me! We started by learning about the bees and how they help our Earth so much.