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South Crosby PS Recognized for Environmental Initiatives
South Crosby PS Recognized for Environmental Initiatives
Posted on 06/18/2020
South Crosby Students with Batteries

June 18, 2019 (Elgin, ON) – South Crosby Public School’s eco-team, known as the “Green Panthers”, are the first ever recipient of the Raw Materials Company Inc. (RMC) Environmental Award that recognizes schools for environmental initiatives and recycling spirit.

The school has implemented many important eco-friendly initiatives, all with the goal to make their community and planet a better place to live. The three main focuses for the school are waste reduction, energy conservation and wildlife protection. 

Some of the environmental activities that South Crosby PS was recognized for are:

  • Awareness program to turn off lights to conserve energy;
  • Eco-team monitors at eating areas to help wash or rinse recyclables;
  • Community and school yard cleanup days;
  • Marker and pen recycling program;
  • A paper collection initiative for paper that can be reused;
  • Reusable plates and cutlery for school functions;
  • A wildlife protection program to raise awareness for turtle habitats;
  • Little Brown Bat Fundraising campaign; and
  • Blue Bird Project where students monitor the at-risk population.

“I am very proud of our staff and students and the efforts they have put in to make our school and community more eco-friendly. I hope their work will inspire others,” says Principal David Balfour. “These programs have taught students responsibility and community stewardship and made them think beyond themselves and their day-to-day lives.”

Along with this award, South Crosby PS was an Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge (OSBRC) Pledge Winner. The pledge was to recycle at least 1.36 kilograms of single-use batteries for each person enrolled. South Crosby PS exceeded this pledge with a total of 432 kilograms, approximately 1.92 kilograms per student and staff enrolled.


For more information, please contact:

David Balfour
South Crosby Public School
[email protected]

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