Calgary, AB - The 2014 CEDC featured over $40,000 in prizes, giving competing classrooms the chance to win gift cards and charitable donations while learning how to reduce their carbon footprint. The competition has gained traction in Canadian schools with more challenges completed than ever before and website traffic doubled from last year, showing growing interest from schools, teachers and students.
This year’s winning schools:
- Duncan Cran Elementary School, Fort St. John, British Columbia
Top School Prize - For an incredible third year in a row, Duncan Cran Elementary School wins the honour of Top School, earning a $4,250 gift card and a $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
- Point Leamington Academy, Point Leamington, Newfoundland:
Most Points Prize – One of four schools tied for Most Points, Ms. Barker’s grade 5/6 class wins a $4,000 gift card and a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
- École secondaire de la Ruche, Magog, Quebec:
Video Contest Grand Prize (Secondary): Mr. Hinse’s grade 11/12 class wins $2,500 towards technology for their school through the creation of a winning public service announcement about the importance of reducing waste, reusing materials and recycling.
- Belfountain Public School, Caledon, Ontario:
Video Contest Grand Prize (Elementary): Ms. Broersma’s grade 2 class wins $2,500 towards technology for their school with a public service announcement focused on energy use, waste reduction and caring for the environment.
- St. Mary School, Huntsville, Ontario:
Green Your School Contest Grand Prize: Mr. Foxcroft’s grade 7/8 class at St. Mary School have won $10,000 in the new Green Your School contest. St. Mary School plans to implement an outdoor classroom, including a greenhouse, vegetable garden, and a rain barrel water system.