HIEA has been supporting the annual Earth Day Festival since 1999. Over the years the support and the program have seen many changes. For the past several years HIEA member volunteers have presented a workshop featuring an environmental challenge.
The game, a favorite for many, gives students the opportunity to earn books to enhance their class environmental program by correctly answering multiple choice questions while learning how to work collaboratively in a challenge against another school. Held over three days in 2012, the event allowed over 300 students and thier teachers to participate.
In addition to the game, students learned how HIEA member companies work with the community to address environmental concerns, plant trees, discuss ongoing environmental improvements in each company and fund environmental educational programs.
For more information about Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington, check out their website www.earthdayhamilton.ca