Yesterday, April 28, an Emerald Day presentation was held for the students and staff of the Drumheller Valley Secondary School.

"Emerald Day is an opportunity for us to get out in the community to hear some of the great environmental stories that are out in this province," stated Executive Director for the Emerald Foundation, Carmen Boyko.

The presentations were conducted by two guest speakers to discuss on environment and how we can keep the planet eco-friendly.

"We do hope the students walk away, maybe chatting with their friends or teachers, and just taking that one little step. From some of the talks we heard about walking more, starting farms and recycling. All of these things kind of spark the students and really, they are the next group of eco-heroes and the next leaders," Boyko expressed.

During the Emerald Day presentation, DVSS was awarded a grant.

"They had hoped to start a composting program, but ran into some issues. Because they donated us the space to us we thought the best way we could thank the students and the school was to give them a grant to start their composting program. Between the Alberta Emerald Foundation and ATCO, we were able to give just over $1,200 to the school," outlined Boyko.

If you are interested in learning more on the Alberta Emerald Foundation, or watch yesterdays presentations, follow this link.

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