Article: Student Reignites Eco-Spirit at Leamington District Secondary School

Carlos Pena Vallecillo and the Leamington District Secondary School EcoTeam at the Great Lakes Forum

Carlos Pena Vallecillo and the Leamington District Secondary School EcoTeam at the Great Lakes Forum

On the first day of school in September 2013, Carlos Pena Vallecillo, a grade 10 student, arrived in Lisa Jeffery’s Science class and said, “Didn’t we used to be an EcoSchool? Let’s get it going again.”

Carlos’ observation was true: while Leamington District Secondary School in Greater Essex County DSB had participated in the Ontario EcoSchools certification program since 2008, EcoTeam participation had dropped off in 2012-13.

To reignite interest, Carlos recruited two friends to join the school EcoTeam.

Read the full story on the EcoSchools website.