|MARYMOUNT TO BECOME FIRST ENGLISH SCHOOL TO BE CERTIFIED BY BRUNDTLAND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP|
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006- Marymount Academy (5100 Côte Saint-Luc Road) in N.DG. will become the first English school in the province to be certified as a member of the Brundtland Environmental Group at a special ceremony on Wednesday, September 27 (10 a.m.).
There are more than 100 French schools already involved with this group that has as its mandate to promote pacifism, democracy, solidarity and the environment. The ceremony will include music, and presentations and speeches. This worldwide initiative was established by Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, pioneer of sustainable development and Director-General of the World Health Organization. A Brundtland Commission was established by the United Nations as an independent body to examine the world’s environmental and development problems and propose solutions.
The school just recently launched its "Marymount Action Group", otherwise known as "The MAG Team". This is an umbrella group sponsoring a variety of activities on Democracy, Solidarity, Peace, and the Environment. Each activity will have a Spiritual Component. Headed by teacher, Lydia Landori, it includes other teachers, Rob Christie, Julie Greto, James Dufault, and Spiritual Community Animator, Catherine Cherry. The first project took place September 13. The team trimmed bushes, and planted Hostas and Hyacinths beside the steps leading to the front door of the school. To make this a festive occasion, "The Dig Team" and all the teachers were treated to a corn and hotdog roast. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael J. Cohen