Green Commuting Challenge

Teacher Debbie Rheinstein led the Green Commuting Challenge at Captain Nichola Goddard School. The annual commuting challenge reduces the schools' carbon footprint and increases daily activity through active transportation. Each year, the entire school participates in an annual 7 week Green Commuting Challenge (GCC).  During this period, the students and staff walk, bike, or skateboard to school as often as possible in an effort to increase our daily physical activity, reduce our vehicular traffic in the community, and reduce our carbon footprint.  For the duration of the Green Commuting Challenge, each student's and staff member's green commutes are tracked on a daily basis and a group of grade 9 leadership students analyses our data to determine accumulated alternative transportation kilometres and greenhouse gas reductions.

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2015 Alberta Emerald Award Winners

 

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton