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Going Green

Environmental Initiatives at Our School

We believe that students and staff should contribute to taking care of our environment. We have many features that help lower our school's environmental footprint.

  • Waste Reduction Program
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​Our School is LEED Certified

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) is an evaluation tool and a rating system that is recognized in over 160 countries as the international mark of excellence for green buildings.

Why is LEED important?

  • Green buildings contribute to a healthier indoor environment for students, staff, and visitors.
  • Schools that meet LEED requirements are designed and built with natural daylight, better ventilation and are furnished with materials that enhance indoor air quality.
  • They are engineered to conserve energy, decrease water consumption, minimize indoor noise and create better thermal comfort through increased insulation and improved temperature control.
  • Staff and students who live, learn and work in these buildings have been found to be more productive, higher performing and healthier.

The physical environment where students learn plays an important role in influencing students and helping them prepare to become citizens in a complex and ever-changing world. By meeting the requirements of LEED certification, our newer schools both provide a healthy learning environment and a real life model of sustainable development.

Since 2006, all new CBE schools have been designed and built to a minimum LEED Silver rating. For more information, including a list of all CBE LEED certified schools, visit the Sustainability page on the CBE website. Also visit the Canada Green Building Council website.​​

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What is our LEED rating?

  • We have LEED Gold Certification.

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Cultural Wear Day was a huge success. So many of our students took part and there was even an impromptu dance party at lunch. #wearecbe https://t.co/7dlb3tOAmX

A very busy weekend with robotics, track and Eastside Dance!! https://t.co/2O7Dc50KTD

RT @nancykrar1: Ready for sun, rain, and running at the Dinos track meet with @tanilong Come cheer with us at the @bishopcarrollhs tent! Thx to @MandelaUnited for helping set up the tent this morning 👏 https://t.co/Q8HDLZuAlW

RT @dcpye: #FreightFrenzy event at @MandelaUnited today. Huge shout out to @MWay888 for organizing this event. Thanks for giving me the chance to be your head ref - it was a blast! Congrats to all the teams here today! Thanks to all the volunteers! #WeAreCBE @FTCTeams #robots https://t.co/T8feUL8JNd

RT @UsihChristopher: At Nelson Mandela HS ⁦@MandelaUnited⁩ where students from several schools are participating in the Robotics tournament. Thanks to Mitch Way @MWay888, Cecil Hall, staff and admin from all the schools, volunteers, and sponsors! Another proud #WeAreCBE moment! https://t.co/Bwr8ayxaZE

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And our “Flying with the Squadron” Robotics Tournament has officially begun. So great to have 18 teams from throughout Alberta here competing. #wearecbe https://t.co/0gWEpfQO27

Eid Mubarak to all that celebrate! https://t.co/v5KDy70NhS