...a big hit! Lac qui Parle Valley YES team hosted their indoor composting class last week with great success! Check out their recently posted pictures on the YES facebook page to see the number of smiles for yourself! We look forward to hearing how participants like using their worm bins and the excitment about composting it generates in your community!
The new solar installation at Eden Valley-Watkins's school grounds is soaking up the sun! You can check the output of the panels yourself: EVW solar monitor. EVW had a Schools Cutting Carbon grant for this project. Well done, EVW!
Having spent the summer hard at work in their school garden, ACGC's YES team is looking to compost their school's waste this season. How are they going to do it? They're building their own Earth Tub! An Earth Tube is a mid-scale in-vessel composting bin that will allow the school to dump in the 'source-separated organics' (compostables), stir and collect healthy soil! They're locating an ice
It was a 'dark and stormy night' (or at least a dark day) but WWG Highschool has made it through "Black Out Day." At 8:30 their group split up and turned off the lights in hallways and classrooms. While shutting off lights they taped small signs that say "no lights" on top of every light switch. They noted that it was pretty dark in the hallways, but exciting at the same time :)
As always, we encourage your team to seek funding through local businesses and organizations. But if your project still needs some extra funding, here are some great opportunities! Join the nation in the largest Giving Day of the year! Register your project(s) to allow others to learn about and donate to your team! Or donate to non-profits you know and love like the YES partners below: PRAIRIE
Find a camera and get ready! Submit a digital short for a chance to win $500 or cool clean energy prizes! Deadline is January 7, followed by an 18-day public voting period in January. Finalists will be screened at the CERTs 2011 Conference Reception on the evening of February 2nd, 2011!