April 22, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - In celebration of Earth Day, NB Power has announced the recipients of its third annual Earth Day Conservation Education Challenge.
The challenge, for middle school students in grades six through eight, asked students to demonstrate:
"Protecting the environment is important to us and to our customers," said Sherry Thomson, vice-president of Customer Service, Distribution and Transmission. "Educating the public on how they can reduce their electricity consumption contributes to protecting the environment hence is an important part of what we do. By starting with our children, we are able to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour from a young age for future generations. The winners of this year's challenge have demonstrated that they care about protecting our Earth."
The following 15 schools received Earth Day awards:
Schools submitted videos, stories and presentations in a variety of creative styles. Some classes chose to perform skits, organize school-wide challenges or participate in clean-up activities in their communities. Others demonstrated their knowledge about the environment and waste reduction in New Brunswick or started litterless lunch campaigns.
"At NB Power, we champion electricity conservation all year long both within our operations and with our customers," said Thomson. "So when events like Earth Day come along, we feel it is our duty to highlight the importance of conservation by engaging our youth in increasing their awareness about environmental challenges. This year's students really showed that they are passionate about helping to protect the environment. They demonstrated leadership in their schools, communities and at home and we know that they bring awareness with them wherever they go."
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