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Sustainability Café  

The Sustainability Café is an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, and support staff to discuss leadership and initiatives in environmental stewardship at the school level.  The Café has regular monthly meetings and receives direct support from the Richmond Sustainability Action Team.
During the 90 minutes, a school Green Team is featured, a keynote speaker may address the focus topic and there be opportunities to share, discuss, plan and share relevant resources.

The format of the Café includes:
(a) School/District project sharing –
(b) District Sustainability Initiatives  
(c) Community Outreach/Programs Presentations  
(d) Next Steps – where to and how do we work together and create synergy

The purpose of this group is not only to provide everyone with an opportunity to network, but also to gain tools and resources to make projects and initiatives successful.    The topics that will be addressed this year will include: Energy Conservation, Waste Reduction, Purchasing, Leadership, Curriculum, Grounds & Greening, Water Conservation and Transportation.

Target Audience:
Everyone is welcome
Rosalind Poon
Dates in 2012:
Jan. 18 - Leadership
Feb. 15 - Curriculum
April 18 - Grounds/Greening
May 16 - Transportation
May 30 - Green Gala
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location and Focus:
Jan. 18 - Leadership - Richmond High School
Feb. 15 - Curriculum - Ferris Elementary School
April 18 - Grounds/Greening - TBA
May 16 - Transportation - TBA
May 30 - Green Gala - TBA
Keynote Presentation:
SD38 Schools and Green Teams to showcase this year's projects and initiatives
Each meeting will devote time to a specific focus area as well as more general project sharing and dicussions.  Plan to attend them all!  

For more information please contact Rosalind Poon at 604-668-600 ext.4024 or rpoon@sd38.bc.ca.


Sustainability Grants
The Richmond School Board is once again proud to support Sustainability Initiatives in 2010-2011 by providing $400 Sustainability Grants. Schools are invited to submit applications for funding that support the District’s Developmental Objective of Environmental Stewardship: how can we behave responsibly towards the natural world?
Grant Application