Local schools are receiving financial help with projects developed to improve environmental health in their communities.Grocery store chain Metro Ontario Inc. offers support for school-based environmental initiatives through grants from the corporation’s Green Apple School Program.Three Brampton schools will receive $1,000 each for projects. Our Lady of Providence Catholic Elementary School will use the money to construct a peace garden; St. Monica Catholic Elementary School is restoring an existing garden; and David Suzuki Secondary School is creating school composts.The grant program, now in its third year, was created to encourage student participation in developing a healthier environment. Submission deadline for a $1,000 grant is Dec. 31, 2011.All elementary or secondary schools in Ontario are eligible for Metro’s Green Apple School Program. Teachers and students can log onto www.greenapplegrants.com for more information.Small - Large | Print | Email | |
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