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SCDSB Successful in Meeting One-Tonne Challenge

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Gr. 4, 5 and 6 students at Pius XII created EarthCare flags which the City of Greater Sudbury will be using to promote the One-Tonne Challenge

March 27, 2006 - Students from schools representing the Sudbury Catholic District School Board were rewarded for their efforts in EarthCare Sudbury's Youth Action on Climate Change contest at a gala celebration held at Cambrian College recently. The competition was part of the One-Tonne Challenge, a national program designed to encourage Canadians to reduce their individual greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions by one tonne or 20%, annually.


The City of Greater Sudbury is one of 41 communities across Canada selected by the Federal Government to roll out the One-Tonne Community Challenge which focuses on individuals, businesses and youth. As part of the Youth Challenge, School Boards and students promoted idle-free zones in school areas and actively participated in the Destination Conservation, a practical, activity-based program that brings environmental education alive in schools.


Students were encouraged to become involved in the promotion of the One-Tonne Challenge by undertaking one of three projects; (1) Drawing attention to environmental issues! ~ Creating artwork, painting, drawing or sculpture that relates to climate change and/or the One-Tonne Challenge; (2) Spreading the word; writing an article, short story or essay on climate change (3) Affirmative Action; design, plan and implement a new project to engage youth and/or the community in climate change action.


Winners from each category were selected by a panel of judges and awards were presented to students at the Gala Celebrations. In addition, students' artwork will be showcased at venues around the City of Greater Sudbury with the winning articles being published in local newspapers. Select radio messages will receive air play on local radio stations.


For more information or to access winning bus ads and articles, please visit:
http://www.greatersudbury.ca/cms/index.cfm?app=div_earthcare&lang=en&currID=3782&parID=3755

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