Green News

Nov 12 2013 - 10:05am

Several weeks ago Lord Kitchener Elementary parents, teachers, and students celebrated the official opening of their beautiful and unique Outdoor Classroom: Food Garden & Green Space.

Nov 6 2013 - 4:58pm

Over 250 Grade 10 Byng Secondary students got a chance to meet some superstar snowboarders and learn more about how climate change is impacting the sport they love in a special assembly that took place at the school in early October.

Nov 6 2013 - 10:25am

Bruce Elementary teacher Doug Palylyk says his students’ time at the farm is transformational. Each year, the 32 year teaching veteran leads a band of Grade 4 and 5 students to the farm where they work with volunteers from UBC Farm’s Intergenerational Landed Learning Program. 

Nov 4 2013 - 10:59am

It is one of the only types of courses of its kind in the Vancouver School District. Aimed at supporting Grade 11 and 12 students from across the district in pursuing their “green” passions, Prince of Wales Mini’s new Global Sustainability 11 course is an off-timetable four credit elective course that combines aspects of science, social studies, sustainability and leadership.

Oct 24 2013 - 9:00am

On a sunny fall afternoon, all the students from Hastings Elementary headed out to the front of their school for the official opening of their playground.

Oct 21 2013 - 3:25pm

Students at the West 1 Community Schools Team Healthy Eaters And Leaders Camp donated proceeds from their farmers market to BC Children’s Hospital.

Oct 21 2013 - 9:33am

Windermere Secondary School students are in the midst of organizing their fifth annual Climate Change Conference (C3) titled Youth Rising.

Oct 11 2013 - 9:49am

Byng students and staff aren’t just committed to greening their own school – they’re set to support the whole community with the launch of their Pacific Mobile Depot which pulls up at the Byng parking lot every third Saturday of the month.

Oct 10 2013 - 9:14am

Franklin Elementary students came out to help raise bird-nesting boxes and plant perennials before the grand opening celebration of the Creekway Park Restoration Project

Sep 16 2013 - 1:01pm

Earlier this year, students from Tupper Tech built raised garden boxes for Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School. The new garden was the five-year passion project of Laurier principal Janet Souther. And after the long, warm summer Laurier Elementary School’s first crop was ready to be harvested.

Aug 26 2013 - 9:36am

As summer starts to wind down so too do kids camps around the city. But to the casual observer of Healthy Eaters and Leaders Camp you would never know that was the case. With one week left, HEAL staff say they are literally packing in as much fun and learning as they can.

Aug 21 2013 - 11:18am

This summer's second annual Farm to School Youth Localvore Cook Off event brought together farmers, nutritionists, and chefs to cheer on six teams of young aspiring chefs and then judge their culinary creations. The teams of two had two hours to prepare and plate an appetizer and an entree that were nutritious, delicious, and featured local ingredients. 

Jul 31 2013 - 9:07am

This year, Eastside and Sunrise Alternative Programs partnered together to build, dig and plant a garden. After many years at a storefront location, Eastside staff and students were excited to finally have some space to garden. They started the year by planting fava beans to enrich the soil. 

Jul 22 2013 - 9:34am

This May, U-Hill Elementary walked and rolled its way towards a more healthy, safe and active community. During the celebration, which was a joint partnership between UTown@UBC and the University Neighborhood Association, students and parents were encouraged to walk or bike to school.

Jul 5 2013 - 9:48am

Even though VSB Education Coordinator Barbara Anderson’s "trike" was about 40 lbs or more heavier than the other bikes (making the long hill climbs that much more difficult) in the long multiday ride, she says she never considered giving up. Anderson was one of 2,600 riders this summer who completed the epic Ride to Conquer Cancer, which took her from Vancouver to Seattle.

Jun 7 2013 - 9:12am

On May 22 at 1 PM, all of Weir Elementary headed out into the sun to participate in the school community clean-up. The clean-up was part of the school code of conduct that supports respecting the environment.

Jun 6 2013 - 9:16am

Transformed turnips, awesome arugula, bountiful beets: that’s what is for lunch at David Thompson Secondary. This June, Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is growing another “first in Canada” schoolyard market garden to grow local, sustainable produce for sale and facilitate experiential education in the garden.

Jun 5 2013 - 9:06am

On a sunny Spring Day, Tupper Tech and Laurier Elementary students teamed up to build garden planters. The project had young elementary students being mentored by older (and more experienced) secondary trades students from the innovative Tupper Tech program.

May 31 2013 - 9:50am

Both district staff and teachers on the ground say Vancouver School Board grounds staff led by Murray Stewart and Jonn Eppelette have been critical in helping move forward a sizable number of school garden projects at a growing number of elementary schools spread across the district.

May 27 2013 - 9:56am

On Friday, April 26, Lord Kitchener culminated its week-long festival of Earth Week events in the gym with a fun-filled and informative Eco Fair. The entire school came out to take in more than 25 booths that featured information, activities, crafts, games, snacks and prizes.