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At Senator Patrick Burns, we recognize the importance of addressing our environmental impact. We’re reducing the carbon emissions footprint of our operations and supporting renewable energy in Canada by choosing green electricity for our school through our partnership with Bullfrog Power.    Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.      Our green energy purchase is also helping to support to new, community-based renewable energy projects in our region and across Canada. That’s because Bullfrog Power uses its customers’ support to provide funding to these projects. Learn more about how the Bullfrog Power community is advancing these projects here bullfrogpower.com/greenenergy.

Bullfrog Power Video

Environmental Initiatives at Our School

A strong emphasis is placed on the reduction and sorting of waste, and of bringing garbage-free lunches. Four-way waste sorting stations (Waste, Recycling, Refundables and Organics) are set up in the main corridors of each wing of the school for students and staff to learn to use correctly, and to better distribute the responsibility of waste management by all SPB adults and students. 

  • Paper towel in bathrooms is expected to be placed into the green organics bins for daily collection by the Environment Club. 
  • Each classroom will designate monitors to assist in the correct sorting of garbage; all paper will be shredded in the central shredding bins of the Student Services offices. 
  • The inner courtyard includes a greenhouse, edible garden for food preparation in Foods classes, and a future composting corner. 
  • We commit to the reduction of photocopying and the consumption of electricity, whenever possible. 

As a green school, we have raised enough funds, through regular bottle drives, to purchase a third full year of wind energy. There will be ongoing bottle drives to support the purchase of green energy certificates to off-set the school’s electricity needs; everyone is invited to contribute. SPB is one of the first schools in the Calgary Board of Education to source its school energy through clean energy and is reaching out to other schools to join the cause! 

Going Green

At Senator Patrick Burns, we recognize the importance of addressing our environmental impact. We’re reducing the carbon emissions footprint of our operations and supporting renewable energy in Canada by choosing green electricity for our school through our partnership with Bullfrog Power.    Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.      Our green energy purchase is also helping to support to new, community-based renewable energy projects in our region and across Canada. That’s because Bullfrog Power uses its customers’ support to provide funding to these projects. Learn more about how the Bullfrog Power community is advancing these projects here bullfrogpower.com/greenenergy.

Bullfrog Power Video

Environmental Initiatives at Our School

A strong emphasis is placed on the reduction and sorting of waste, and of bringing garbage-free lunches. Four-way waste sorting stations (Waste, Recycling, Refundables and Organics) are set up in the main corridors of each wing of the school for students and staff to learn to use correctly, and to better distribute the responsibility of waste management by all SPB adults and students. 

  • Paper towel in bathrooms is expected to be placed into the green organics bins for daily collection by the Environment Club. 
  • Each classroom will designate monitors to assist in the correct sorting of garbage; all paper will be shredded in the central shredding bins of the Student Services offices. 
  • The inner courtyard includes a greenhouse, edible garden for food preparation in Foods classes, and a future composting corner. 
  • We commit to the reduction of photocopying and the consumption of electricity, whenever possible. 

As a green school, we have raised enough funds, through regular bottle drives, to purchase a third full year of wind energy. There will be ongoing bottle drives to support the purchase of green energy certificates to off-set the school’s electricity needs; everyone is invited to contribute. SPB is one of the first schools in the Calgary Board of Education to source its school energy through clean energy and is reaching out to other schools to join the cause! 

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