Green thumbs waaaay up for students, parent volunteers, school and community leaders associated with Glashan School. After two years of hard work and effort, the Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project is set to break ground Friday, June 12 at noon. Come out and help celebrate; everybody’s welcome. There’s plenty to celebrate. After all, over $150,000 was raised to make this school-based outdoor initiative a reality.
“The Glashan Schoolyard Greening project aims to transform the Glashan schoolyard into a greener and healthier recreational and learning environment for the kids and the community,” explains school principal Jim Tayler.
Angela Keller-Herzo is chair of the Green Team Glashan School Council, and she says this project is the result of an amazing community-wide collaboration. It includes Ecology Ottawa, the feeder schools and their parent councils, local businesses, the Centretown and Glebe Community Associations, numerous foundations, the City of Ottawa and Glashan alumni around the world.
Recently, supporters donated over 30,000 pounds of household stuff to the Glashan Used Clothing Drive with the proceeds going directly to the Greening Project. For details, see www.glashangreening.ca.