Rotherglen School strongly believes that teaching environmental principles helps our students to recognize that the environment is fundamentally connected to everything we need as human beings to survive. It is imperative that students today, and future generations, understand that protecting our natural resources is central to their health and well being. With this in mind, we will be focusing on a variety of school wide initiatives to encourage students to reflect on their carbon footprint. The term carbon footprint has appeared in the news frequently with the explosion of information that has emerged about climate change.
During the month of September, students were introduced to the importance of conserving and protecting our water resources. During October, Rotherglen School has been examining different ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Sustainable transportation and walk to school programs are fun ways to decrease a student’s dependency on fossil fuels and reduce their carbon footprint. Whether students cycle, bus, blade or walk to school, they are learning how to keep both themselves and the environment healthy.