Youth Taking Root 2015 Grants

Thank you to all of the schools who applied for Youth Taking Root’s Secondary School Environment Project Funding. We would like to congratulate Westdale, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Guy B Brown Public School, Westview and Nora Henderson on receiving $100 for their environmental projects. Westdale is holding a “Spring in the Garden” event, where they will hold garden tours, showcase environmental organizations and sell school-made preserves and seedlings. Sacred Heart of Jesus is purchasing a composter for their playground to reduce the amount of organic waste being thrown out. Guy B Brown Public School is planting 5 native tree species around the school to encourage sustainability and promote diversity. Westview is planting a small garden around their office. Nora Henderson is greening their front yard as part of a breakout session of their “Speak Up” day. Youth Taking Root would like to thank IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership for providing us with the funding to make these grants possible.