The KLO Green Committee is a community group interested in making KLO Middle School a more environmentally friendly school. The
committee is currently working on restoring Fascieux Creek that runs on
the school property. If you are interested in join the committee or to get more information
about the committee, please contact the main office.
Earth Status IV
Congratulations to the students and staff of KLO Middle school. We just earned our Earth Status IV.
If you don’t know what an Earth Status is, it is when you do good things for the environment and record them on the tracking poster in Mme Hamilton's class room. Some examples of green actions are: picking up garbage, learning about endangered species, planting native plants and much more.
Every time we record a thousand Eco Actions on a tracking poster we receive another Earth Status. We are now going to be working on our earth status V. At the moment, we are tied for second in Canada. Well done KLO!
Check out the article by AM 1150 here.
Check out the article by Castanet here.
Best School Garden
Recently the KLO Eco Club members and Green Parent Committee were awarded the "Best School Garden" from Communities in Bloom for 2012. Members will be attending the awards celebration on August 29. If you have any questions about the Eco Club activities or are interested in getting involved, please contact Mme Hamilton.
Most Evironmentally Friendly School 2012
Both staff and students at KLO are committed to sustainable acts and environmental education. The school has an Eco Club that meets 2 hours per week (outside of class time) where dedicated students are working on projects to make the school a greener place to learn and work. There is also a Green Parent Committee that meets twice per week to discuss ongoing and upcoming environmental projects. In addition the school has a recycling program, including used battery recycling, composting, rain barrels and a school garden. They have also adopted Fascieux Creek as part of the Adopt-a-Stream program and installed two fenced off areas to protect Western Painted Turtle nesting areas on school grounds
Mayor's Enviornmental Achievement Award