Green News

Oct 3 2014 - 9:57am

From October 6 to October 10, TransLink is inviting children and high school students to ride for free.

Aug 7 2014 - 10:32am

Students, parents, and staff worked hard to put together a mini farmers’ market on the last day of classes. The event was a joint fundraiser between Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and Tillicum Annex.

Organized by staff at Kiwassa and the PAC at Tillicum, Grade 4 students had a wonderful time working as vendors and selling foods grown in their community garden and via local farmers.

Jul 22 2014 - 1:38pm

Over the past school year, four Britannia Secondary classes participated in the Environmental Youth Alliance Growing Kids program. Throughout the school year these classes learned about food growing through hands-on learning, helping to plant, grow food, harvest and take general care of the gardens.

Jul 4 2014 - 10:28am

Henry Hudson Elementary students and teachers worked throughout the school year learning about gardening and getting their hands dirty. But the results of their labours weren’t just in the plants they harvested; skills and concepts outside of gardening were also incorporated into the project.  

Jun 4 2014 - 9:30am

At a school assembly in May, Janey Lee, a Kindergarten teacher at Thunderbird Elementary was honoured by her school and Vancouver–East MP, the Hon. Libby Davies, for winning the 2013 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence.

May 27 2014 - 9:36am

Fighting climate change is no easy task. Just ask the students who were at the second VSB Sustainability Conferenceheld Monday, April 28. 

May 16 2014 - 9:00am

All creatures great and small were on hand for Laura Secord Elementary's Earth Day Extravaganza. Students, parents and teachers participated in a number of events over the course of the day.

May 7 2014 - 12:42pm

Vancouver student Austin Wang took top honours at the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, with his essay titled The Next Sustainable Energy Source-Bacteria

Apr 17 2014 - 2:58pm

Windermere Secondary's Leadership program is throwing their fourth annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Earth Day is a youth led event run by Leadership students from Windermere Secondary throughout grades eight to twelve.

Apr 15 2014 - 9:33am

Through a rebate through BC Hydro, the VSB was able to get two new EnergyStar-rated fridges which will help the district save an estimated $200 of electricity per year. The green purchase, though a small step, is an important step in the right direction says Ron Macdonald, the district’s Manager of Energy and Sustainability.

Apr 10 2014 - 12:36pm

The VSB will be hosting its second district-wide Sustainability Conference this year on April 28, 2014 at Eric Hamber Secondary School. The dealine to register is Monday, April 14. 

Apr 7 2014 - 12:46pm

Over $15,000 will be awarded to secondary schools across the district in the coming months as part of the VSB’s new Sustainability Grant Initiative, which challenges students to come up with innovative projects that advance sustainability in their schools and wider communities.

Mar 28 2014 - 10:41am

This March, over a dozen Maquinna Elementary students settled in their school library to brainstorm with their friends and four Van Tech Grade 12 students on how they can improve their own school experience.

Mar 10 2014 - 1:47pm

Henderson Annex recently had some very talented carpenters help with the construction of some new garden boxes. Tupper Tech Grade 12 trades students came out to mentor and teach Henderson Grade 4/5s about woodworking and teamwork. The end result was four beautiful garden boxes and a many happy faces.

Mar 3 2014 - 1:47pm

Project Chef, the brainchild of Chef Barb Findley, descended on Tecumseh Elementary in late January for a five day cooking extravaganza. During their time at the elementary school, the program transformed teacher Susan Almeida's Grade 4 classroom into a kitchen. During the program, Grade 4 students improved both their capability and confidence in the kitchen.

Feb 5 2014 - 10:05am

Selkirk school has several new buildings - designed and constructed by Grade 6 students to house the many birds that visit the playground every day.  

Jan 17 2014 - 10:04am

This December Youth4Tap Windermere learned they had won $5,000 from the Aviva Community Fund. The win followed a month of hard work promoting their idea of a plastic bottle free school throughout the student body encouraging everyone to vote. 

Jan 9 2014 - 3:28pm

Fleming Elementary is the home of a committed group of Grade 7 students who every other week are in charge of distributing fresh produce and milk to the entire rest of the school.

Dec 4 2013 - 1:43pm

While most students were sleeping in during Friday’s Pro-D day, Grade 11 students Patricia Loo-Xu and Annie Le from David Thompson were up early to attend Windermere Secondary’s fifth annual Climate Change Conference (C3).  The conference, organized by the Windermere Leadership program, gathered together close to 200 staff and students from schools all across the Lower Mainland last Friday, November 22.

Nov 26 2013 - 11:09am

On Wednesday, October 30, over 200 students from Lord Roberts Elementary and Roberts Annex schools participated in a walking tour of the new Comox-Helmcken Greenway. The King George Community School Team, the Vancouver School Board, and Hub for Active School Travel (HASTE BC) organized the tour with support from the City of Vancouver.