Big Lake Radical Reducers win $1,000

The Big Lake Elementary School’s Radical Reducers were among the 10 elementary schools in the province winning BC Green Games awards.

The Big Lake Elementary School’s  Radical Reducers were among the 10 elementary schools in the province winning BC Green Games awards announced April 11.

The Radical Reducers have focused this year on eliminating all paper and plastic from students’ lunches. They are educating parents and other schools to spread the idea of litterless lunches.

This is the fourth year of Science World’s annual province-wide contest that rewards students’ environmental success stories.

Winners of the contest, including 10 teams from grades K–7 and 10 teams from grades 8–12, will receive $1,000 each for their school to sustain or begin environmental initiatives.

New to the contest this year are two $1,000 energy prizes, given to teams that demonstrate a strong commitment to energy conservation.

More than 8,000 votes were cast by students, teachers, parents and other community members.

All 110 projects entered this year, as well as all past projects, can be viewed at bcgreengames.ca. Participants are encouraged to celebrate their projects on or before Earth Day in their own communities. Science World will host participants from across Metro Vancouver at TELUS World of Science during Science World’s Green Week, before and after Earth Day.

Science World manages BC Green Games with input from youth, government, school district, university, science and environmental education community partners. Presenting sponsors are BC Hydro and FortisBC.