Students grind minds to save environment

More than 80 Nanaimo students are willing to endure education on a weekend if it means helping the environment.

Woodgrove Centre hosts the fourth annual Environmental Mind Grind Saturday (April 12) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at centre court.

The environmental trivia competition, organized by the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange and FortisBC, is for students from Grade 4-10 within the Regional District of Nanaimo.

“This event is a fun way to promote responsible environmental stewardship, said Chantelle Coulson, of the recycling exchange. “The students have a great time, and the spectators can also increase their knowledge of environmental issues.”

In the spirit of the event, Woodgrove shoppers are encouraged to do their part for the environment by bringing in plastic bags to be recycled at the mall’s Let’s Make Waste Disappear display set up at centre court.

Twenty-one teams compete in front of a panel of judges on topics from water and energy conservation to climate change, transportation and air quality.

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