ECO-VISION Project gets boost from MEGlobal

Lacombe — February 17, 2010 — Lacombe Composite High School’s Eco-Vision Club has a goal to remove 200 kg of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions each month by installing a $35,000 solar panel system at the school. Thanks to a recent contribution from MEGlobal Canada, the group is much closer. “We would like to thank MEGlobal for helping make our Eco-Vision project a reality,” says Charles Nokes, Club President and Grade 11 student. “We are pretty fortunate to have local companies like MEGlobal who take an interest in projects like ours and help with funding support.”

The decision to provide $5,000 to the Eco-Vision project was an easy one, according to Bob Brandt, VP of Manufacturing at the MEGlobal Prentiss site. “This project has a unique blend of youth education, science promotion and environmental sustainability, all of which we strongly support. By helping the Eco-Vision Club reach their goal, we are able to benefit our local community and the environment at the same time.”

With only $4,000 of fundraising to go to reach their goal, the twenty-member Eco-Vision Club is ramping up its efforts. “We are planning a ‘Green Day’ rally on St. Patrick’s Day to raise awareness about environmental action and our project, as well as environmental science careers,” says Steve Schultz, who teaches science at the school. The Eco-Vision Club hopes to complete fundraising by April 22nd, to coincide with the 40th Annual Earth Day. “Earth Day is a fitting date to celebrate our success, and move into the next phase of the project,” Schultz said.

So far, over $26,000 for the project has come from private companies and personal donations and club events and activities have generated about $5,000.

For information and to become involved, visit http://lchsecovision.weebly.com/