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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
National Honour for LDSS EcoSchools Team
Leamington District Secondary School
125 Talbot St. W.
June 2, 2016
Principal Kyle Berard
Lions Earn National Environmental Award
- LDSS EcoSchools Team wins grand prize -
The EcoSchools team from Leamington District Secondary School is the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions Award .
Their efforts to protect and advocate for their local watershed were deemed by the judges to be the best from submissions received from across Canada. The award comes with a $3500 prize that will be used for a future environmental project.
The Lions were cited for engaging “in environmental advocacy at a local level and a global level”. They lobbied Leamington Town Council to take action to reduce phosphorous-containing fertilizers on municipal property, they spoke to hundreds of elementary students about wetlands education and they staged an Earth Day Expo that was attended by more than 400 community members.
For more information contact teacher Lisa Jeffery @ 519-326-6191.