MONTREAL, April 13, 2015 – English Montreal School Board elementary and high schools will mark the week of Earth Day (April 20 to 24) in many different ways, including those taking part in special programming related to energy efficiency.
The hour-long program on energy efficiency is being organized by Jour de la Terre Québec and Énergère, a leading Quebec-based energy service company. This is geared towards students in grades 5 to 7 and will show them through a lively Prezi presentation and several interactive demonstrations, what energy is all about, as well as the different ways of practicing energy efficiency.
The participating schools are: John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel; Michelangelo International in Riviere des Prairies; Roslyn School in Westmount; Dante School in St. Leonard; and Rosemount High School.
As well, these five schools are amongst the 17 selected EMSB schools and centres that are taking part in a $24.6 million major initiative by is aimed at bolstering energy efficiency in school buildings. This new project with Énergère, which was officially announced last month, includes, among other measures, equipment renewal and modernization using aerothermal technology, replacing 25,300 lights and the addition of automated controls to enhance the comfort of staff and students. Once the project is completed, the 17 buildings will achieve a 53 percent reduction in energy consumption and 74 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per year.
The schedule for the Earth Week energy efficiency program is as follows: Tuesday, April 21, Dante School, 6090 Lachenaie (9:30 a.m.); Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) at John F. Kennedy High School, 3030 Villeray (11:45 a.m.) and Michelangelo International, 9360 5th Street ( 2:15 p.m); and Thursday, April 23, Rosemount High School, 3737 Beaubien St. E. (8:15 a.m.) and Roslyn School, 4699 Westmount ( 1:45 p.m).