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CBC's Street Cents launchs project 'Green Street' in Atlantic Canada
by: Sandra B., St. Peter's Junior High, Mount Pearl, NF

Green Street, a pilot project that offers quality environmental programs to schools at no cost, is launching in Atlantic Canada. A program of the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation and CBC Television's Street Cents, Green Street is open to junior and senior high school students. The essential part of Green Street is to enable students to not only learn about the environment, but to actively participate in improving it. The program will link schools with high quality environmental programs that are fun and interesting for students and free for schools.

The key to the success of the program is that it is the students who initiate the projects. Students interested in participating in the project can register online at Street Cents website.

During the pilot phase of the project, the first 100 schools to register before February 9, 2001 will receive a program.

There are more than a dozen programs to choose from for each province; programs such as 'Evergreen' 'Earth Day', 'Space for Species', 'Ducks Unlimited' and Wetlands Field trip. Students will be required to consult with teachers to select one that best suits their class. One they have selected a program, they fill out the on-line registration form. If the application is approved, the McConnell Foundation will provide the school with a small grant in the form of a voucher to initiate the program of their chosen environmental organization.

Get Involved! If you are interesed in bringing one of these environmental programs to your school, check out this innovative new environmental project now! Deadline is February 9, 2001.

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