Thinking about the environment
Provincial government providing funding for energy conservation projects
Schools who want their students to think more about the planet and not their plans for Friday night will now have the opportunity to apply for the Save It Foward program.
In a release Nov. 15, Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy said the Save It Forward program gives students the opportunity to learn how to better conserve and use energy through the participation in school projects.
“The program delivers on a commitment in the provincial Energy Plan to invest in the development of innovative educational programs that engage young people in energy conservation and climate change,” said Kennedy. “I encourage schools across the province to get involved.”
The Save It Forward program makes a total of $ 100,000 in funding available to schools who want to deliver programming centred around energy conservation.
The program is designed for students from kindergarten to Level III and invites students to develop innovative ideas geared towards more efficient energy use in the classroom.
“Many schools in this province are using energy more efficiently, so today’s students are actually learning about the conservation of energy in environmentally friendly settings,” said Education Minister Clyde Jackman.
The program is a joint project between the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Education.
Teachers who want to develop projects for their schools will be provided with applications by the school board and the deadline for the submission of proposals is Dec. 9.
The applications will then be evaluated and the funding will be awarded to the successful applicants by the end of January 2012.