FMIS Receives Honourable Mention for the Jack Layton Award for Youth Action Sustainability

For Immediate Release: TORONTO, December 12, 2017
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) awards Canadian schools with the 2017 LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) established the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability in 2011 to honour Jack Layton’s passion for optimism and hope in creating a more sustainable future. Recipients of the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability have responded to community challenges with creativity, responsible citizenship and innovative action.
2017 LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability recipients listed below were chosen from 30 successful sustainability-related action projects across Canada.

 

2017 Honourable Mentions
Fort McMurray Islamic School – Fort McMurray, Alberta
Reusable Markers Project
Teacher: Emilie Giroux, Grade 5
The students at Fort McMurray Islamic School in Fort McMurrary, AB were concerned about the amount of waste generated from the use of white board markers. They determined that starting a Reusable Marker Program at their school would greatly decrease waste, and would save money for the school in the long run. The students applied for LSF EcoLeagueTM funding to research and purchase their first round of reusable markers and cartridges. The students educated their peers about the importance of the initiative and taught their teachers how to use the refillable cartridges for the markers.