Trustee Dawn Danko Hamilton Central Mountain Ward 7 Public School Trustee 2014 Municipal Election HWDSB

Dawn Danko Supports Green Energy With Bullfrog Power

Dear Friends in Ward 7:

Environmental issues seem to be everywhere these days, and an educated, scientific approach to dealing with these issues starts in the classroom.

It is with this in mind that I am thrilled to announce that the electricity supplied to my campaign office is now carbon neutral – thanks to our partnership with Bullfrog Power!

Please read my thoughts below on opportunities that I see for real world environmental education.

Sincerely,

Dawn Danko

Public School Trustee Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

Trustee Dawn Danko Hamilton Central Mountain Ward 7 Public School Trustee 2014 Municipal Election HWDSB, Marlon Picken, Sarah Warry-Poljanski

Environmental Education In Hamilton’s Public Schools

With a background in science (I have two science degrees), and an interest in environmental issues, I am very motivated to introduce new ways of teaching environmental issues in the classroom.

One of these ways would be to work to install green energy generating capacity into our existing schools.

Solar electricity, solar heating and geothermal heating and cooling are all options that could easily be retrofitted to existing school buildings.

Along with generating green energy, modern technology gives us many new tools for monitoring current energy usage.

Currently, the HWDSB does not have a comprehensive strategy for monitoring energy consumption in its schools.

I would work to change this.  If you don’t know how you are using electricity or natural gas, you can’t implement effective strategies to reduce your consumption.

Finally, updating buildings to increase energy efficiency is the single most effective environmental initiative any property owner can make.

I believe that by implementing green energy generation, monitoring energy consumption and updating schools to increase energy efficiency, the HWDSB could drastically reduce it’s environmental footprint – and also save a lot of taxpayer money in the process.

This would also be an amazing opportunity to bring real world green energy initiatives right into the classroom!

Students could be involved right from the start in evaluating different green energy production methods and evaluating different sites.

Students could also be involved in studying and analyzing energy usage across the board – in real time with real data.

Students could also be given the opportunity to research, analyze and propose actual solutions to energy issues facing the board.

What would be more exciting and relevant to students than studying real world environmental issues – and being in a position to offer real world solutions!

What do you think?

Please leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear what you think!

WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS SAY ABOUT DAWN DANKO

If you're looking for someone to shakeup the school board - Dawn is definitely the person for the job.

Resident - Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain

We need Trustees that know how to manage our tax money. Dawn is a small business owner - she understands where to cut wasteful spending.

Father of Three

I was at the meeting at Sherwood High School on October 7 to check out the candidates for trustee for ward 7. I was impressed with Dawn Danko.  I had read what she had written in the Mountain News and saw the election signs in our neighbourhood, but otherwise knew nothing about her.  She was challenged twice during the meeting, but she didn’t back down from the issues.  She was able to explain her position in a concise, professional and confident manner.  I see her as someone who wouldn’t back down from difficult issues and would fight for what she is passionate about for the families and schools in ward 7.  She has my vote for trustee.

Mother of five, Resident-Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain

Dawn does what she thinks is right and won't take no for an answer.

Resident - Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain

Dawn Danko is exactly what the Public School Board needs right now!  She's got my vote without a doubt.

Resident - Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain

 

One thought on “Dawn Danko Supports Green Energy With Bullfrog Power”

  1. I love that your campaign is Bullfrog powered! Let’s make it board wide. This is of the utmost importance and so current. We need to be leaders and educate through these experiences. We are moving away from dirty energy in this city and we need not only to conserve and use renewables but to teach students how to do this and why it is important and prepare them for innovative careers of the future. Please check out the Eco Schools approach, which includes both energy, waste and water audit opportunities for students to empower them to reduce the footprint of their schools and save on costs while providing curriculum ties, school wide student led initiatives, funding opportunities, and green outdoor learning spaces. This is of the utmost importance and so current. We need to be leaders and educate through these experiences. Please check out the Eco Schools approach which includes energy, waste and water audit opportunities for students and empowers them to reduce the footprint of their schools and save on costs while providing curriculum ties, school wide student led initiatives, funding opportunities, and green outdoor learning spaces. http://www.ontarioecoschools.org/
    Let’s make it a board wide commitment. Cheerio.

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