The GAA Green Team is dedicated to bring awareness into action with respect to our environment. Recently, two of our parents nominated our school for the coveted Burlington Green Eco-Award. Please follow these links to read the nomination letters submitted by Dr. Nardone and Mr. Bennett.
Below is the response from Burlington Green!
Burlington Green is pleased to inform you that your school has been selected to be the recipient of the 2012 Eco-Award for the School Eco-Club Category. Your valued efforts will be recognized at the Eco-Awards event that will be taking place on September 19, 2012 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre featuring Dr. Jane Goodall!
Here are some details to help you plan for this special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:
- We will be including the names of this year’s recipients (6 in total) in the printed program and will also include a few highlights from your nomination package in our Eco-Awards webpage that will be posted on or shortly after the special event.
- We are pleased to provide you with 2 complimentary tickets (maximum) for the evening event that begins at 7:00 pm. Please plan to arrive at 6:25 to pick up your two tickets (at a guest welcome table in the lobby) and then one representative will be asked to meet me in the theatre in front of the stage at 6:30 pm to review stage presentation details. A sponsor representative from each of the categories will also meet at this location and time as well. The Sponsor of your category is TD Friends of the Environment.
- The format for the award presentations is as follows: along with sponsor representatives, each award recipient will make their way from their theatre seat to the back of the stage during the Q & A period after Dr. Goodall’s keynote presentation (approximately 7:50 pm). Upon Emcee’s invitation, sponsor reps and award winners will take the stage and as award categories and recipients are named, the sponsor rep will go and stand beside Dr. Goodall with you as the recipient then proceeding across the stage to the podium to receive your gift from the Sponsor and Dr. Goodall. A very quick photo will take place with our photographer and then you will return to your former position on stage until the awards are presented to the 6 recipients. * Please note: the event itinerary is very full. Respectful of the audience and Dr. Goodall’s time, the award process needs to proceed very efficiently and is expected to be a few brief minutes per recipient. Audience members will be encouraged to visit the BurlingtonGreen website to learn more about your important valued efforts, thus it will be your name and a brief reference to your achievements that will be announced by the Emcee. While we wish we could, there will be no time available for speaking opportunities for the sponsors or the recipients at the podium. We will also be pleased to provide you with a copy of the special photo taken with and your category sponsor and Dr. Goodall. Please note that no other photography is permitted.
- Finally, if you could please provide me with the name of your school representative that will be receiving the award on stage no later than September 10th that would be greatly appreciated as we would like to prepare a name tag.
If you have any questions I would be pleased to assist you (contact information below). In the meantime, congratulations and thank you again.
Keep up your great, green efforts!