Eco-conference puts environmental sustainability in the spotlight

By Derek Cornet
October 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Northern Saskatchewan Eco-Conference at Churchill Community High School was held over the weekend and provided information on sustainable environmental practices.

“It’s about educating students about environmental issues and getting them motivated to bring about change in their own communities,” Churchill teacher Melissa Cromarty said. “It’s to get more people involved in trying to be environmentally friendly and more sustainable in their practices.”

In all, 10 students, along with a handful of toddler-aged children with their parents attended the event which included a small group from La Loche’s Dene High School. Cromarty noted more students were supposed to show up, but various schools had to cancel due to the weather and other reasons. She added all of the workshop which occurred were recorded and will be available on a special page on the Churchill Community High School website.

After students arrived Oct. 26, a supper was held to greet out of town guests and entertainment with a live band followed. On Saturday, the majority of the day was reserved for completing workshops, held on topics including invasive species, composting and vermicomposting, water quality testing, boreal forest preservation and northern plants. Cromarty stated on Sunday the students came together and developed action plans to take back to their schools and work on.


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