Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween from HaltonRecycles

On Halloween, the Halton Waste Management Site was haunted by more than just waste — ghosts and ghouls, pirates and rock stars, soldiers and kings, fashion faux-pas and zombies — all made an appearance. Happy Halloween!

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A Green Halloween

As a kid growing up, Halloween was always one of the most exciting times of the year.  Nothing beat dressing up as your favourite character, scaring the living daylights out of a few unsuspecting adults, and getting rewarded with candy!  … Continue reading

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True or False: Batteries should not go in the garbage?

That was a trivia question I asked several grade five groups at the Halton Children’s Water Festival. Believe it or not, about half of them said true and the other half said false! The answer is TRUE! Batteries should absolutely … Continue reading

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Fostering environmental literacy through Ontario EcoSchools

Students across Ontario are going green!  They’re collecting classroom recycling and organics, ensuring energy is being conserved, creating outdoor learning spaces, and learning about how their actions — no matter how small — can make a big difference for our … Continue reading

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On est très fière d’être une école verte!

Nous sommes des étudiantes de la 4e année à l’école élémentaire catholique Sacré-Cœur à Georgetown. Nous faisons partie du club de l’environnement à notre école et nous voulons vous partager nos idées et nos succès. Voici ce que nous avons … Continue reading

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St. Luke: Eco’s Best Friend

St. Luke Catholic Elementary School is a great school because we use R, R, R!  Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. First we have “Walk to School Day,” which is a day where our whole school walks to school so we don’t … Continue reading

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The importance of waste management and fresh water resources: Looking at Indonesia’s Citarum River

Before you read this blog post, you may want to watch this YouTube video on the Citarum River: We are so lucky to have the fresh water resources and river systems that we do in Ontario. I have been very … Continue reading

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