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Rainbow Schools challenged to conserve for Earth Day on April 23rd

Rainbow District School Board is challenging students and staff to reduce their energy consumption for Earth Day. Since Earth Day falls on Easter Monday, the challenge will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

“Recent reports suggest that Canada, on average, is experiencing global warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world,” says Norm Blaseg, Director of Education for Rainbow District School Board. “Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity for students to make the connection between conservation and climate change.”

Students in Rainbow Schools will spend the day learning without the use of electronics and lights. The temperature will also be turned down in all Rainbow buildings.

Conservation is the cleanest and most cost-effective energy resource. It decreases demand for electricity on Ontario’s grid, which in turn reduces the need to build more expensive generation and transmission facilities.

“Earth Day is a chance to take advantage of natural light and learn how our actions can help prevent global warming,” says Director Blaseg. “Earth Day only happens once a year, so let’s make this one count.”

The Environmental Committee issues monthly challenges to staff and students in Rainbow Schools.

Last month, staff and students drank only water for World Water Day.

What will next month’s challenge be?

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Media Contact:

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