Home front – April 18

Biodiversity will be the hot topic at St. Elizabeth Seton School on April 26.

School teams with Lafarge on Biodiversity

Biodiversity will be the hot topic at St. Elizabeth Seton School on April 26. The Red Deer school and Lafarge are teaming up for the Earth Day event that will educate and increase awareness of biodiversity. Lafarge will also show individuals how they can contribute in sustaining a variety of species in an ecosystem. The company has been working closely with the World Wildlife Fund to develop biodiversity programs on sensitive sites from an environmental perspective.

Lights going out during challenge

Natural light will dominate at Mountview Elementary School on April 21. The school will be participating in the Lights Out challenge in honour of Earth Day. Students and teachers are encouraged to use natural light instead of fluorescents, turn lights off in areas that are not in use and ensure electronics are turned off at the end of the day. Earth Day falls on April 22.

Habitat wants more women involved

Red Deer’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity is seeking female hands to pitch in during the second week in May. Women Build is not about excluding men, it’s about including women, says administrative and volunteer co-ordinator Rachel Ewen. During the week of May 9 to 14, her organization is encouraging women to join in its current builds, regardless of how little or how much experience they have. Volunteers can work for as little as an hour or they can stay on for the full week. Sponsorships are also welcome, says Ewen. Please e-mail info@habitatreddeer.ca or call 403-309-0998 to learn more.

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