BC Government Announces Green Games for Schools


Shirly Bond, BC’s minister of education has just announced a new environmental school initiative. Individual students or groups of students are being offered prize money if they can design and implement school-based brojects that benefit the environment. The Government has so far commited $160,000 to the Green Games.The prizes are available to grades k-12 and are based on the following criteria:

  • Environmental responsibility
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Communication aspects of digital submission.

The registration period is September through November and winning
entries will be announced in spring 2009. Schools may submit projects
started in the 2008/09 school year or projects that began in the
previous two years.


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