C-K Schools Greener Now

(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – Three Chatham-Kent (CK) schools were awarded a top 5 BLOOM rating for their entries into the G.R.E.E.N. Schools Competition (formerly known as ‘Schools in Bloom’). All competitors received a native Carolinian Tulip Tree to further green their schoolyards.

A.A. Wright Public School, Wallaceburg District Secondary School, and Lambton Kent Composite School, in Dresden, additionally won a $100 gift certificate for their exceptional 5 BLOOM entries. These prizes are compliments of Ross’ Nurserymen in Chatham, All Seasons Nursery and Flowers in Wallaceburg, and Sherry’s Perennials in Cedar Springs. 

Competitors are evaluated on a school tour and written submissions that demonstrate their efforts within the following categories:

G – Greening & Gardening in Schoolyard
R – Recycling & Conservation Activities
E – Educational Link to the Environment & Outdoors
E – Engagement of Staff & Students in Community
N – Neat & Tidy Efforts

If you would like to enter your school for the 2014/2015 school year, just let C-K know what great things you’ve got going on in the five G.R.E.E.N. Schools judging criteria.  The deadline for submissions is May15, 2015.

Applications are available through Chatham-Kent Communities in Bloom on this website or by calling 519.360.1998.

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About the Author

Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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