Sunday, October 24, 2010

Please support for our local students!

One of our local schools has entered a competition that is intended to inspire change within our Canadian communities. The school has been hoping to construct an outdoor classroom, including a solar greenhouse, butterfly house and composting station to teach primary to grade 6 students more about their surrounding environment, including where their food comes from. To vote for the school, as well as read more about their entry, click on this link. Voting begins tomorrow, October 25th!

As well, here is a letter from the Tantallon Elementary School Parents Association:

We Need Your Help!

We are the Tantallon Elementary School’s Parents Association, better known as TESPA and on behalf of our school we are seeking your support via VOTES for our Outdoor Classroom project.

The Aviva Community Fund Competition is an online competition that inspires and encourages positive change within our communities. Canadians submit ideas and earn votes from people like you, for the projects that they would like to see initiated within their own community.
The most popular ideas, as chosen by Canadians through the voting process will be evaluated by a judging panel and upon culmination; winners take a share of the $1,000,000 prize to make their ideas come to life.

You can find our idea submission at the direct link

Our Project Title: The Nature Room, our Outdoor Classroom

Our Category: $100,000-$500,000

Some of the highlights of our project include:

A Green House using Solar Thermal Energy

A Water Wise, Rain water Collection System

Natural Stone Amphitheatre with Pergola

Native Nova Scotia plant beds and a Compost Station for Nourishment

Butterfly House, as well as Butterfly meadow and Pollinator Garden Beds

This outdoor classroom will not only add immense beauty to Tantallon Elementary, it will also serve as an important, new and unique educational tool for our students and all other schools and groups within the community to use.

Voting for Round 2 begins Monday, Oct. 25 and runs until Nov. 5

Start by registering today at the Aviva website, then vote each and every day once the voting opens. Don’t forget to tell your friends, family, neighbors and employees, all across Canada about this great opportunity for our community.

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