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EB Focuses on a “Green” Vision

EB has been working on making itself a “greener” school for the last few years.
January 27, 2022: Partnering with an EcoEcole

This year, the Eco-Ecole (Eco-School) Council, which is also composed of EB parents and admin, has started the process to be recognized as an official green school. On January 27, 2022, four Eco-Ecole delegates, from G2 to G5, established a key partnership with a school in Vancouver that has been recognized as an official “Eco-Ecole” for the last several years. 
 
Eco-Ecole is an educational program created to help students better understand the world surrounding them so they flourish and can participate in its future. The program involves many constituents in the academic setting, including students, teachers, parents, admin, and other associations. Since its launch, the Eco-Ecole is a program supported by the Ministry of National Education in France. 

In a small conference with our Vancouver partner school, students from EB learned important tips and tricks to help EB become an official Eco-Ecole. For instance, EB students learned that some schools participate in “Meatless Tuesdays” where students don’t eat meat once a week. Eco Schools also participate in zero-waste lunch challenges, where students are encouraged to bring lunches without any packaging. The philosophy behind these Eco-Ecole initiatives is to stay positive about becoming “green” and being forgiving of the community making mistakes along the way.

February 11, 2022: Life Cycle of a Tree

EB parent and member of the EcoTeam, Hervé Bruckert, took G4 students right outside the gates of EB to learn about the life cycle of a tree. 

Eco-Ecole delegates, Nyx and Lachlan, with their G4 friends, were able to learn how to collect seeds from a Chinese Flame Tree (Koelreuteria bipinnata) and properly plant them in pots. The soil and pots used in this project were actually recycled and reused!

Hervé also explained how to save and replant small saplings with the help of a screwdriver to avoid damaging the roots. “Today’s seeds are tomorrow’s fruits,” Hervé noted excitedly!

Thanks to the guidance of our wonderful EB parents, our students gained a new perspective on a place and a tree that they think they know by heart. They learned and will now share their knowledge with others. 
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