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WWF and Loblaw Grants Help Students Go Green

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 --

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From Burin Bay Arm, Newfoundland to Repulse Bay, Nunavut, 29 schools across Canada have received funds in the seventh and final round of WWF's Green CommUnity School Grants Program.

WWF and Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) are proud to announce the allocation of $100,000 in grants to elementary and secondary schools across Canada to engage students in green initiatives.

The grants are made possible through partial proceeds from Loblaw's charge-for-plastic shopping bag program in its stores, which has reduced the number of plastic shopping bags from their stores nationally by more than five billion since 2007. The grants are designed to encourage students' interest in environmental stewardship, as well as to provide a hands-on learning experience in sustainability and greening communities.

This round of grants will provide funding for a range of projects, including:


--  Re-connecting Inuit students to the land and water by focusing
    traditional local foods at Tusarvik School in Repulse Bay, Nunavut 
--  Studying indigenous bees with an observational hive at Edmonton
    Christian West School in Edmonton, Alberta 
--  Installing rain barrels in the school gardens to learn about water
    conservation at Auburn Drive High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 
--  Measuring energy use to increase efficiency at Ecole Elementaire
    L'Harmonie in Waterloo, Ontario 
--  Encouraging students to go local by growing their own food in a
    community garden at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School in Behchoko, Northwest
    Territories 
--  Increasing biodiversity and creating learning opportunities with a new
    arboretum at Ecole Saint Francois d'Assise in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan,
    Quebec 
--  Creating an outdoor classroom with a solar-powered greenhouse at Pender
    Island Elementary-Secondary School in Pender Island, British Columbia 

Over the past four years, WWF's Green CommUnity School Grants program has helped support over 200 environmental initiatives in schools across Canada, as part of WWF's ongoing work with Canada's education community. This legacy will be carried forward by WWF's continuing Schools for a Living Planet program. More information is available at wwf.ca/schools.

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"WWF's Green CommUnity School Grants are supporting another round of exciting projects, helping students connect with and learn about nature. These grants, as part of our larger education initiative, help provide resources to grow the next generation of environmental leaders."


--  Christina Topp, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, WWF Canada

"Loblaw is proud to partner with WWF in support of the Green CommUnity School Grants program, which is funded by partial proceeds from the sale of plastic shopping bags in our stores. These grants are important to schools because they help to educate students about our environment and inspire them to make a positive difference."


--  Bob Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communication,
    Loblaw Companies Limited 

About WWF's Green CommUnity School Grants Program

The Green CommUnity School Grants Program has awarded grants totalling $700,000 to Canadian schools over the course of four years. Private, public, or independent Canadian elementary or secondary schools working on green initiatives were eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000. Find out more at www.wwf.ca/greencommunitygrants.

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. www.loblaw.ca

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