Tree planting at Carbonear Collegiate
The Carbonear Girl Guides Pathfinder Unit partnered with Carbonear Collegiate teachers and student council last month on a Girl Guides of Canada tree planting project. The project was funded through a partnership between Girl Guides of Canada and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
The theme for the event was “ON THE GROW, taking action for a better world!”
The intent of the project is to transform the the area surrounding the school to a green space which can be enjoyed by both students of the school and community members. Horticultural consultant Malcolm Bradbury shared his time and his knowledge of tree planting with the group.
Pathfinder girls who will attend Carbonear Collegiate in the fall will continue to care for the trees. The trees planted are Flame Amur Maple, which will grow to a height of up to 20 feet. It has green leaves that turn flaming red in the fall.
The World Thinking Day theme for 2012 was “We can save our planet,” and the aim was to raise awareness of the environment and the impacts our lifestyles and choices have on it.
Environmental sustainability is the seventh of eight areas of focus made by 189 world leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000. It is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Global Action Theme, which encourages girls and young women to make a personal commitment to change the world around them by linking to an important agenda: the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
An important aspect of our school and student councils and our Guiding units is bridging partnerships with other community members and organizations which help make these projects even more successful.
— Submitted by Cheryl Rowe