Nestled beside an active creek in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada is École St. Denis, a state-of-the-art, environmentally focused elementary school. Since being completed in January of 2012 this new super school is the first of 3 enviromentally friendly schools in the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Using recycled natural products to construct this school has definitely impacted the environment in and around the school a more positive and environmentally friendly area. From energy efficient lightbulbs and washrooms to state-of-the-art recycled flooring École St. Denis is raising the bar! Other schools in Sudbury have also tried to lower their carbon footprint by changing water fountains to new water stations which allows students to fill up their re-useable bottles to avoid using disposable plastic water bottles. On this unique water station system it also tracks and shows students how many plastic water bottles that have avoided using! I am very proud to live and represent a city that truly cares about the environment and that wants to make a difference. Sudbury is known as a mining community, over many decades has seen the affects of pollution and emissions. Within the last 20 years the major mining companies have worked together to reduce the affects of mining as well as have developed many successful projects to help bring back the natural forests and lakes that were affected. Sudbury has come a long way and I am very proud to live in a community that is trying to help the environment in such a great way. All of the positive environmental changes local schools have begun are just the start to a big change, I am looking forward to the future to see what else schools in Sudbury will do to reduce their negative affects on the
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