Gen Green 2021
The Generation Green 2021 Journey
- Over 596 HDSB students were part of the Generation Green 2021 this year
- 55 Youth Stakeholders were designing, supporting, researching, interviewing and facilitating the initiative including a week-long spring break program.
- 124 projects were completed over 6 weeks, with over 160 students engaged in these projects
- Over 5,000 volunteer hours given out
- 28 professional judges including HDSB Trustees, Administrators, Teachers, Sheridan College, Dillon Consulting, HEN Board Members, and community members. Dillon Consulting offered a bursary award to the top projects.
Here are the success stories from Generation Green 2020-2021
Take a simple action you do everyday and see if you can make small changes or big changes to reduce your carbon impact. Would you eat less meat, bike more or adjust your thermostat to conserve energy in your home? These are the types of actions HDSB students took when completing their projects.
Every project reduced greenhouse gas emissions in their own way or another, and in Generation Green 2021 reduced a total 23,912.02 kilograms of CO2 equivalents were reduced, that is
23.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents!
We hope that you feel inspired to take climate action and learn from all of the Generation Green projects, as we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a low-carbon, climate-resilient community
Special Thanks to the Halton District School Board
Generation Green would not have been possible without the generous support of the Halton District School Board (HDSB).
We would like to thank the HDSB for their continuous commitment to climate action, climate education and all Generation Green initiatives. We thank the entire HDSB team of Teachers, Trustees, Superintendents, Student Senate, Student trustees, and all HDSB students, and HDSB staff for their contributions and commitment to both climate action and to Generation Green.
The HDSB is the first school board in Canada to declare a Climate Emergency. The Declaration aims to inspire students, families and staff to take collective action to combat climate change. The Declaration firmly demonstrates the commitment of the HDSB to climate action, read more about the HDSB Climate Declaration here.
We thank the HDSB for providing an opportunity for students to learn how to become climate leaders. We are grateful to work together to inspire the generation of tomorrow and create a more sustainable future.
Generation Green 2021 Award Winners
All Generation Green Projects
We want to thank all of YOU, the HDSB students, for your commitment to climate action in your communities. All of you have done such amazing work so far on making our community sustainable and progressive.
Individually all HDSB students have shown great achievement and are working hard to reduce GHG in our community. It is our collective action, all of us working together, that makes a big difference! Small actions in our everyday lives can have a huge impact. And remember, no number is too small.
As young people, we have a deeper understanding that our world is changing, but I know from working with Halton Youth that we are capable of making great changes.
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Climate Change is Real
The Soap Story
Switching off lights during break times at schoo
Waste Reduction Project
Biking to the Grocery Store
Impacting from Home
Sine Ova et Caseus
Three Ways to Environmental Progress
Emma’s Vegan Voyage: Reducing GHG Emissions
Reducing GHG Emission
Methane, Ethane, Propane, Butane
How much gas can I save?
Measuring GHG emissions from food consumption
Composting Waste to Reduce GHG
Meat Consumption Reduction
GenGreen Project 2021-Lucy
GHG Community Initiative - Calculating GHG Emitted From Vehicles
Home Energy Savings
At Home Energy Savings
Collective PPE Clean Up