Earth  Week

2021

There were well-attended activities in Summerland and Penticton

Summerland Secondary students spearheaded a campaign to have kids create climate flags to put on the fence between the senior and middle schools. Trout Creek Elementary School Grades 1 and 3 were very enthusiastic, Giants Head Elementary and the Middle School participated too.

LOTS of good ideas were shared.

A youth petition was signed to give to MP Dan Albas to take to Parliament to present on the students' behalf for the implementation of Bill C 12 and stronger emission reduction policies in Canada.

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Penticton Secondary students hung climate flags in the school foyer and generated lots of conversations about climate solutions.

VP Mr. Reid is especially interested in school actions.

The Sustainability Committee at the school hopes to re-establish the compost program in the new year.

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First Things First Okanagan had a meaningful Deep Dive Discussion

on personal and political climate action.

Are we ready to re-think how we live? What world do we want to live in and how can we get there?

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Another action was students with Friends of the Valley and Uplands Elementary producing climate flags that were strung up around Penticton.

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The final event was an

EV Drive About Town

with about 20 EVs going around Summerland and Penticton.

PHOTOS

Thanks to everyone for their energy and participation