Initiative encourages Ontario students to make a difference in their
schools and communities
by thinking and acting "green"
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Metro's Green Apple School Program has
launched to encourage students to implement positive change that will
benefit the environment. Since it first began in 2009, the program has
encouraged thousands of elementary and secondary school students to
employ "green" thinking and healthy living in their schools and
communities. Metro supports the program by awarding $1,000 grants to
Ontario elementary and high schools to help them develop and execute
green community projects.
Since the program's inception, Metro has awarded over 1,500 grants to
schools that demonstrated how their "green" ideas would positively
impact their school or community. Schools submitted projects that
focused on environmental protection such as conservation and composting
"Our Green Apple School Program has received tremendously positive
feedback and response from students and teachers so we are thrilled to
provide this initiative once again," said Johanne Choinière, Senior
Vice President, Metro Ontario Inc., "Metro believes that every act of
green counts. Not only do we want to encourage students to improve the
well-being of their schools and communities, but we also want to help
them bring these ideas to life."
All elementary or secondary schools in Ontario are eligible for Metro's
Green Apple School Program. Applications will be accepted until
December 31, 2011 with grants being awarded throughout the year for
ideas that creatively meet the program criteria. Teachers and students
can log onto www.greenapplegrants.com to learn more information.
About Metro Ontario Inc.
Metro is a Canadian company with annual sales of over $11 billion and
over 65,000 employees and is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical
sectors in Quebec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than
600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus,
Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores mainly under
the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
SOURCE Metro Ontario Inc.
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