Grade 2 students of Aberdeen Hall school in Kelowna, will be recognized as the national winner of Earth Day Canada’s Great EcoKids Challenge primary category on Wednesday, June 22.
The students will be honoured for their great Crayon Recycling Challenge.
“I am very impressed with the attention to the environment and the creativity that the students of Aberdeen Hall showed in establishing the Crazy Crayons program,” said Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada.
After learning that it takes a century for crayons to decompose in a landfill, the students launched a campaign to fill a collection bin at school with unused crayons. They collected 100lbs of crayons which were then recycled into new eco-friendly Crazy Crayons and sold on Earth Day. They raised $1,000 to put towards building a school garden.