GECDSB students took home 2 awards at the 2020 Essex Region Conservation Authority's Honours Awards.
Abby Meloche (pictured, left) has been an ardent environmental activist at Tecumseh Vista Academy. She was presented with the Youth Conservation Award for her leadership efforts at the school. Abby is a member of the TVA EcoTeam and has initiated battery drives, e-waste collections, anti-littering campaigns and a community garden. One of her unique ideas is a community fridge, where students can drop off excess food to share with other students.
Darragh Aston and Addisyn Walker (pictured, right with teacher Jodi Nolin) have been engaging fellow students at Anderdon Public School in environmental programs that reduce and recycle waste. They are most well know, and were recognized with ERCA's Conservation Education Award for their campaign to eliminate single use plastics in municipalities and organizations throughout Windsor and Essex County.
The ERCA Honours Awards were presented on January 24th.