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Green Teen Program

The fourth annual Green Teen Program kicked off with the 1-Day Workshop on October 13 where two teams, one team from Ecole McTavish Junior High School and one team from Holy Trinity High School, met to discuss project development. The students were delighted to hear presentations from the RMWB Sustainable Operations regarding compost and Suncor Energy Inc. regarding a reclamation project.

The Green Teen Program Closing Event was held on December 7. Both teams presented the work that was completed on their projects during the seven weeks. The EcoAmigos, from Ecole McTavish Junior High School, are working towards introducing vermicomposting in their school and eventually bringing vermicomposting into the community. The Holy Trinity Green Team is working towards building a greenhouse on their school grounds and they hope to extend it to the community. The participants and guests were pleased to be welcomed by Mayor Scott, who graciously posed for photos with the teams.

The Green Teen Program (GTP) was launched in 2014 and provides youth with education, guidance and expertise to develop and implement projects they are passionate about. The program is designed to allow youth the opportunity to develop an idea and take it from conception to implementation. Team projects are intended to help improve communities by considering what they are passionate about and looking for ways to add benefits to their community. This program also provides mentor opportunities to work with each team and support team projects. This year’s mentors were from RMWB Sustainable Operations and The Government of Alberta Environment and Parks Department.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer MacMullin
Community Strategies Coordinator
Phone: 780-788-4349
Email: jennifer.macmullin@rmwb.ca

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