What is your carbon footprint?

Although Friday, April 22, was officially Earth Day, we know that every day is a day to celebrate, protect and restore our earth. Wednesday, April 27, began with a Junior School assembly followed by a morning of Earth Day activities. Students rotated through three stations, each with a different focus.

The first station discussed the meaning of our carbon footprint and provided students with an opportunity to gauge their footprint using a footprint calculator found on this website. Students assessed and compared their results and created personal plans that could be shared with their families.

The second station allowed students to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. Time was spent discussing gardening and seed-planting tips. Everyone enjoyed choosing and planting a variety of herb, vegetable, and flower seeds. The trays of potted seeds will receive continued care, and we will be checking for early signs of germination in the days and weeks ahead.

The final station allowed students to get up and move around campus in a race to find a variety of eco-friendly scavenger hunt items. Everyone had fun in pursuit of the items and congratulations are extended to the winning teams: 

  • Caitlin Behan ‘25, Ann MacQuarrie ‘25, Gabby Shaw ‘25 and Lola Wamback ‘25
  • Danielle Hebert ‘27, Bristol Quinn ’27 and Grace Roddis ‘27
  • Vinnie Armstrong ‘25, Kai Choo ‘25 and Yasu Hojo ‘25
After lunch, the Junior School returned to the theatre where we enjoyed a special Green Schools Nova Scotia virtual presentation. It was an excellent day. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to raise awareness for environmental stewardship and to carry out activities that make our community cleaner and greener. Special thanks are extended to Mr. Marcel Rochon for planning our Earth Day events. Interested students from all grades are encouraged to exercise their environmental leadership by joining the KES Green Team; it is never too late!

Taya Shields
Junior School Director

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King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.