L.V. Rogers Secondary School


Sustainable Living and Learning

School: L V Rogers Secondary

Votes Received: 31

L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson, has committed to becoming a sustainable school. In order to achieve this goal, students have participated in sustainable practices education through off campus workshops, and mentor tutorials with organic farmers and green building experts. Our sustainable school project is cross-curricular; involving Science, Technology, Global Perspectives, Foods and Fine and Performing Arts classes. The Global Perspectives class will use this video to update the school community about this year’s accomplishments and goals. To date, students and staff have installed solar panels for lighting; constructed a greenhouse out of recycled materials; and built an organic vegetable garden to provide food for our cafeteria. This year, LVR’s performing arts department completed a feature length motion picture about climate change and the power of youth engagement. Next, LVR is distributing the motion picture; creating outdoor classrooms such as an indigenous plant walk and permaculture demonstration garden; starting a winter green house garden and indoor worm compost system; and investigating geothermal energy for the school.

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Mentors Consulted

Columbia Basin Trust
Local Organic Gardeners
UBC Botanical Gardens


Sustainable Development

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