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Congratulations to the City of St. Albert Utilities and Environment department, which received a TD Friends of Environment Foundation Grant for $7,825.80. The grant was awarded at an official cheque presentation during the June 24, 2019 City Council meeting.

James Hooper (Branch Manager – TD Canada Trust Inglewood location) presented City Council and representatives of the Utilities & Environment team with the cheque and praise for their successful application.

The award will help develop a classroom-friendly Energy Assessment Toolkit to be used in schools across St. Albert. Designed for elementary up to high school students, the resource will give students a hands-on experience testing energy efficiency and water consumption in their schools and at home to see if there are ways that they can become more efficient. These new classroom Assessment Kits follow the successful Home Energy Assessment Toolkit (HEAT) launched in St. Albert in 2017.

Teaching students to understand how energy and water can be efficiently consumed within their schools and at home will act as an important tool for teaching environmentally responsible and sustainable practices.

The development of the toolkits has already started with the goal of piloting the resource in the 2019-2020 school year. Lesson plans and activities are currently being developed. Once the pilot is complete, the toolkits will be available for teachers to sign out for their classrooms throughout the school year.

This marks an exciting and engaging way to teach kids about sustainable environmental practices within their schools.

Thank you to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation!

Last edited: July 22, 2019

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