All the teams participating in “Speak up for the Planet” were in a sense winners. The judges commented how much they had learned from talking to the students members on each team. Coming to a decision on the four prize winners was not that easy!
The team from St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School won the first place award. Their project was a stop motion video presenting the lifestyle in the post-carbon year of 2050 using a 3-D miniature model of an eco-friendly city. Take a look at the video and you will appreciate the standards of the projects submitted by the schools.
The team from SATEC/W.A. Porter won the second place award. Their project used video format to examine current climate change and what it will be in the future – year 2050.
Honourable Mention awards went to two other schools:
A team from York Mills Collegiate Institute who promoted going vegetarian or vegan as a successful strategy to reach a non-carbon future.
A team from St. Jean Paul II Catholic Secondary School who used a video to show how the world can reach a non-carbon future by 2050.
We thank the school advisors of the winning teams for their efforts:
Maria Pugliese-Trentadue at St. Jean de Brébeuf,
Douglas Breckman, at SATEC – W.A. Porter
Joanne Maier, Saint John Paul II, and
Pamela Maxwell- Steele of York Mills Collegiate Institute.
And of course to the members of all participating teams, and their advisors.
We will give the last word to a member of one of the teams: “Thank you so much for such a great event last night! It was really spectacular and will be an unforgettable moment in our lives.”