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Rainbow District School Board hosts first ever EcoSummit on May 8th

Rainbow District School Board will host its first ever EcoSummit on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Laurentian University Fraser Auditorium. This initiative is part of the Environmental Education Committee’s ongoing efforts to nurture citizens who care about the world in which they live.

Eco-leaders from Grades 7 to 12 in Rainbow Schools will attend the green symposium to learn about environmental responsibility and how they can lead green initiatives in their respective school communities.

“Environmental education and sustainability continue to be a priority for Rainbow District School Board,” says Director of Education Bruce Bourget. “The EcoSummit will empower students with knowledge and practices to care for our planet.”

During the event, students will hear about the science of climate change from keynote speaker Elaine Rubinoff of Learning for a Sustainable Future, a Canadian charity whose mission is to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, values, perspectives, and practices essential to a sustainable future.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in three eco workshops focused on varied topics, including ‘M’Shkikeh E-waawyeh Ichigan Kinoomaadwinan’ Medicine Wheel/Sacred Circle of Life Teachings; Electric Vehicles; Sudbury Species at Risk; Walking in Nature; Junction Creek; Sudbury Shared Harvest; Meditating through Art in the Outdoors; A Letter to Mother Earth; Become a Waste Reduction and Management Pro; Climate Change and Health Effects; Impacts of the Western Diet on the Environment; Environmental Student Leadership; Critical Minerals on the Canadian Shield; and Sustainable Agriculture.

In an effort to further reduce our carbon footprint, transportation to and from the EcoSummit for schools within Greater Sudbury will be offered free of charge by the City of Greater Sudbury’s GOVA public transit.


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217