the glenfir conservation project n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
The Glenfir Conservation Project PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
The Glenfir Conservation Project

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 23

The Glenfir Conservation Project - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 111 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Glenfir Conservation Project. Objectives. 1. To Make Glenfir School a leading “Green School” by: - By decreasing our Food footprint through organic gardening, composting, and education, By protecting and restoring the natural habitat of our schoolyard,

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The Glenfir Conservation Project' - hope-walker


Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
objectives
Objectives

1. To Make Glenfir School a leading “Green School” by:

- By decreasing our Food footprint through organic gardening, composting, and education,

  • By protecting and restoring the natural habitat of our schoolyard,
  • By makingGlenfir More Energy Efficientthrough lighting solutions

2. To create awareness of and promote sustainability in our community.

reducing glenfir s food footprint progress to date
Reducing Glenfir’s Food Footprintprogress to date

- Organic community vegetable garden laid out with irrigation system in place

- Compost system up and running.

-PVC green house built (100% recycled)

slide4

Protecting and restoring natural habitat

progress to date

-Community Clean ups (Adopt a highway, TD GCSC, on +offsite regularly)

-Native Habitat Garden (prepared in 2007 , regular maintenance and invasive weed removal)

-Parking lot native planting (planted Nov. 2010)

environmental education
Environmental Education

progress to date

  • Classroom education, e.g. promoting the school-wide composting program
  • School assemblies
  • Earth Day celebration and activities
  • School Board, parents meetings
short term goals
Short Term Goals

1. Project: Organic Community Garden

Goals: Increase Garden Size and Crop Yield

: Increase School Involvement

2. Project: Habitat Restoration Projects

Goals: Onsite Native tree, shrub, herb Planting

:increase on-site invasive weed removal

3. Project: School Composting Program

Goal: Improve composting process (aerating, composition, vermi-composting)

: Increase awareness

4. Project: 100% Recycled PVC Greenhouse

Goal: Install Black heat sinks

: Shelves

: Start Growing Native seedlings, vegetables in Spring

energy efficiency lighting
Energy Efficiency - Lighting

progress to date

- Science lab lighting proposal

(see piece of financials and proposal next slide)

short term energy efficiency goals
Short Term Energy Efficiency goals

1. Location: Science Lab

Goal: Install more efficient lighting

Estimated Capital Cost: $2,000

2. Location: Junior Boy’s Washroom

Goal: Install motion censors for lighting

Proposal status: in the works

3. To improve the operation of our climate control system: lower thermostat, eliminate local air-conditioning during winter months

experience so far
Experience So Far

We have learned so much in the past year and this experience has been invaluable. We have learned the importance of local agriculture, regular composting, and native species. We have discovered how much our school uses on energy and we have investigated ways on reducing it and our footprint. We have learned more about the importance of environmental education and the importance of respecting our one and only home. So far, this has been a great learning experience, and we hope to create more environmental change!

“Take the first step in faith, you don’t have to see the full staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King Jr.