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EMSB DISTRIBUTES GREEN AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PRIZES FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

MONTREAL, JUNE 12, 2013-   For the second consecutive year, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) has handed out Green Awards and Grants to different schools

The EMSB Green Plan Committee, chaired by Commissioner Ginette Sauvé-Frankel, received and reviewed 23 project submissions, which reflected the Green Action Plan of various schools. The aim here is for awards to recognize completed projects and for grants to help schools, centres, and the Administration Building implement and fund future environmental initiatives ensuing from their action plans.

For the 2012-2013 academic year, three Green Awards of $1,000 were awarded, as well as three Recognition prizes of $500. This year’s Green Award recipients are John Caboto Academy in Ahuntsic for its Edible School Yard; Gardenview  Elementary School in St. Laurent for its Tree Planting Project;  and NDG St. Monica  Elementary School for its self-titled St. Monica School Garden. In addition, in St Léonard Honoré Mercier Elementary School`s Eliminating Plastic Spoons project, NDG Marymount Academy`s Raising Environmental Awareness project and in Montreal West Royal West Academy’s Waste Reduction Week project, each received Green recognition prizes for their hard work and dedication to the environment.

Twelve schools were recipients of the Green Grants under three different categories.

Willow grants of $1,000 or less went to: Edinburgh Elementary School in Montreal West for its Green Team Garden; Edward Murphy Elementary School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for its Schoolyard Garden; Focus Alternative High School in NDG for its Green Garden; Gardenview Elementary School in St. Laurent for Des légumes dans ma cour d’école; Hampstead Elementart School for its  Sensory Garden; and Honoré Mercier School for its  Welcoming Garden.

Maple Grants of between $1,001 and $2,999 went to: Parkdale Elementary School in St. Laurent for Growing Up Green; Perspectives II Alternative High School  for its Community Roots Garden; and Westmount High School for its Waste Management and Reduction initiative.

Oak Grants of between $3,000 and $5,000 went to: John Caboto Academy’s  Outdoor Classroom Space; Royal West Academy’s Park ‘n Lot;  and St. Monica’s  Garden Expansion and Arbor.

“The EMSB would like to congratulate all the schools that continue to demonstrate their dedication and creative abilities in an effort to remain environmentally conscious,” stated EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca