Tanya Dobie’s Grade 4/5 class at council Monday, May 28.                                 Grace Kennedy photo

Tanya Dobie’s Grade 4/5 class at council Monday, May 28. Grace Kennedy photo

North Delta students celebrated for climate initiative

Gray Elementary students got certificates in council Monday for their efforts to reduce emissions

Students in Tanya Dobie’s Grade 4/5 class were honoured for their work to reduce climate change.

The Gray Elementary class participated in this year’s “Cool It” climate leadership training challenge, put on by the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association. The challenge asked students from across the district to come up with innovative ways to reduce their environmental footprint.

Dobie’s students won because of their commitment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

“They did lots of different activities, simple activities like closing the blinds at night, putting on a sweater when they’re cold, packing litterless lunches, changing shower heads to low-flow shower heads or light bulbs from less energy efficient light bulbs,” Dobie said.

They did tasks “ranging from something that quite simple and free to ones that cost a little bit but help out with the environment in the long run.”

For their efforts, the class received a pizza party and passes to Science World, as well as certificates and a handshake during council on Monday (May 28).