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Understanding Our Carbon Footprint at St. Charles Elementary

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back row: Avery Soucie, Zander Dempsey, Madison Huard, Joey Tremblay, Daven Neddo, Savannah Veronneau
front row: Noah Fillion, Mya Dupuis, Jordan Karchie, Jacob Castonguay

April 20, 2012 - As part of Earth Day activities, students in Eileen Harris's Grade 2/3 class at St. Charles Catholic Elementary School in Chelmsford, learned about their carbon footprint. After reading a variety of books and researching ways to help reduce their use of resources, students came up with a number of activities that help lessen human impact upon the environment. Activities as simple as using clothes lines, using reusable shopping bags and riding their bicycles more often to more innovative and ambitious activities such as installing solar panels and roof top gardening were included. "Understanding our carbon footprint helps deepen our sensitivity to the Christian virtue of stewardship celebrated this month throughout Sudbury Catholic District School Board schools" said teacher Eileen Harris.

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