During the month of May, the environmental club at Massey
claimed recognition for its environmental efforts within our school and
community by completing our annual certification for Eco-schools Ontario. This process involved submitting artifacts of
how we have made our school a greener place. Some of the items in our portfolio
included our 89% participation rate in our annual symbolic Earth Hour
throughout the school, our “Bring on the Heavy Metal” battery drive which
allowed 700 pounds of batteries to be diverted from the landfill and our 5 star
rating eco classroom contest. An
eco-schools representative came to assess our school this month and spoke with
two of our actively involved members, Jason Maisonville and Tiffany Scurr. They
showed off one of our computer labs, that had monitors off (when not in use), a
classroom with recyclables properly sorted and shared some of the ways we have
seen our school change to be more environmentally aware. Our school has been awarded Gold
certification for the past three years because of the team’s hard work and our
schools participation! Keep Massey Green!
Members of Massey Green with sponsor teachers Ms. Braccio and Ms. Rousseau.