‘Climate Ready Schools’ project officially unveiled at Milton school


Published October 11, 2022 at 9:57 am

The Climate Ready Schools project at Irma Coulson Public School in Milton has officially been unveiled.

Earlier this month, the Milton school, along with the Halton District School Board (HDSB), announced that they would be teaming up with Evergreen in an effort to tackle climate change.

The project, which is the first of its kind in Canada, was designed to address the challenges of climate change.

It was officially unveiled on Oct. 6 at the school, located at 625 Sauve St.

“The Climate Ready School Ground at Irma Coulson Public School in Milton, Ontario is officially open,” said Evergreen on Twitter.

“Through this project, we collectively challenged ourselves to think differently about what our school grounds can be.”

The project aims to help mitigate the effects of climate change by cooling outdoor learning sites with shade as well as managing the infiltration of stormwater better to minimize flooding.

It also gives the HDSB an opportunity to create experiences for student development where they are able to connect with the environment hands-on.

Some of the project’s goals include adapting to the changing climate through nurturing child development, serving the community by adding value outside of school hours, managing stormwater on-site and moderating temperature and wind speed, supporting a significant increase in outdoor play and learning and addressing site challenges that lead to soil erosion and poor drainage.

Photo: Evergreen’s Twitter page

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