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Published on Jun 9, 2007
Solar and Wind Initiatives Towards Change Student-run non profit organization SWITCH is determined in making positive global environmental change. The group strives to expand the use of renewable energies and conservation strategies to reduce green house gas emissions throughout the Toronto District School Board. William Lyon Mackenzie C.I.'s project is where the movement began. The project for this school was to install a combination of solar panels and wind turbines on school grounds, while also integrating electricity conservation strategies. By simultaneously reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and implementing environmental consciousness into their lesson plans, William Lyon Mackenzie C.I. is well on its way in being an environmentally sustainable school. On April 17, 2007, Dr. David Suzuki as well as Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies both agreed to join them for thier inaugural ceremony