St. Anthony's School participates in Green Energy Doors
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St. Anthony's School, Kincardine, participated in the Green Energy Doors Open event, Saturday afternoon, by promoting the solar panels and the Terracycle program, at the school.The solar panel project was installed in October, 2011. It has a 10,000-watt capacity, with 50 Arise F60 225W solar panels, and sell power of 80 cents/kilowatt hour (Ontario FIT rate).
Installation cost was $122,805.11, with work done by Arise Technologies Corporation. Total profit to date, is $27,447.
Low month: the average December output was 114 kWh (average Ontario home uses about 900 kWh per month).
Due to the physics of electricity, the St. Anthony's
rooftop energy will be consumed by the homes/businesses closest to
widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse
St. Anthony's began
participating in the Terracycle program in the fall of 2010,
The program has expanded in the past few years to include several lunch packaging items (ie. cookie and cracker snack packaging, snack pouches) as well as many household waste items (ie. diaper and wipes packaging, t-discs, coffee bags, cereal bags, printer and toner cartridges and even cigarette butts and packaging.
St. Anthony's began collecting milk bags
too, not for Terracycle but for the
Terracycle bins are located at the Davidson Centre, St. Anthony's School, Armow landfill and Kincardine library. People are encouraged to set Terracycle items aside and deposit them in our green bins at their convenience.
then sort the materials and the school ships them away (all shipping is
free because companies, like Pampers, Tassimo, etc., sponsor the
St. Anthony's receives one cent for each item of
garbage it collects; however, the main draw for students is the
amount of waste being diverted from the landfill (ie. they have collected
45,000 t-discs in the past nine months).
St. Anthony's School students hold up a sign outside the school, encouraging people to come to the information session Saturday afternoon; in back, are Tahlia Serra (L), Elizabeth Casciano, Charlie Shepherd; and, in front, Mackenzie Thomson
photos courtesy of Amanda Saxton
Students exhibit solar panel information, a sample panel and a tablet showing the live website with panel data; in back, are Claire Marcotte (L), Charlie Shepherd, Tahlia Serra, teacher Amanda Saxton; and in front, Nicolas Marcotte, Mackenzie Thomson and Cameron Stuckless
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