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Faculty of Education

Summer 2011

from the YES Network.

At the EECOM awards dinner, David Zandvliet, Co-Chair of the EECOM Board of Directors, presented six EECOM Awards. EECOM Conference Chair and for- mer SOEEA president, Peta White, was presented with the Melan- son Award and with the Growing Up WILD Facilitator of the Year Award.

The conference closed with a performance by actor, Kathryn Blume, who presented her critically acclaimed one woman show “The Boycott.”

Keynote Annie Leonard Photo credit: Vitor Nogueira

Several delegates took in Dr. Chet Bowers’ post-conference work- shop where participants

learned how to “Reinforce Eco- logical Thinking Across the Cur- riculum.”

A Sustainable Conference

Catherwood writes: “The 2011 EECOM Conference committee was dedicated to hosting a sustainable conference. Waste was minimized as much as possible; delegates were asked to bring their own name tags, handkerchiefs, water bottles and coffee mugs.” Confer- ence Chair Peta White said, “We


consciously decided not to give out the normal conference materials like name tags and event tickets in an effort to be sustainable.” All conference information was in the program, printed on 100% recycled paper. Catherwood sum- marized: “Conference catering service, Chartwells, cooperated with this sustainable mission by serving all the food on reusable dishes and providing stainless steel cutlery and china crockery. ‘One great outcome of the conference was that Chart- wells, which is the new catering service at the University of Regina, has promised to continue to work to find local suppliers,’ said White. All leftover food from the confer- ence meals was donated. Carmi- chael Outreach received food on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and the Marian Centre received food on Saturday.”

Audrey Aamodt - leading a workshop (and enjoying being outside). Photo Credit: Scott Snider

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