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Ecological activities at York Mills Collegiate Institute


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Hot Chocolate & Tea

Hey York Mills!

It’s getting cold now in December…do you want some FREE hot chocolate and/or tea to warm you up? Well, Environmental Council is hosting our annual Free Hot Chocolate and Tea for you on Dec 10th and tomorrow. Make sure to bring your own MUG or WATER BOTTLE to front foyer at lunch and get a free drink! As an added bonus, if you donate $0.50, you’ll get some whipped cream in your hot chocolate and for $1 you’ll get whipped cream and marshmallows — don’t miss out tomorrow!

Check out the event link on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1509486469329534/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

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Bus Transfer Raffle!

Last week, the York Mills Eco-Council hosted the annual event: the Bus Transfer Raffle. During the morning and lunch time from Tuesday to Thursday, students who take the bus would bring a TTC transfer or show their metropass for a chance to be entered in a raffle for an amazing prize. The idea of this is to encourage students to use public transportation when possible and recycle their transfers. And the winner is Millie Wu! (CLAP CLAP!)

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Batteries for Cookies!

It’s time for the Environmental Council’s annual event! Batteries for Cookies! Students of York Mills brought batteries in order to exchange them for yummy cookies. In turn, the batteries will be brought to a recycling center where they’re disposed of. This year, the event was opened to light bulbs and ink cartridges as well. It helped promote the disposal of waste in a way that is sustainable to the environment.

BATTERIES FOR COOKIES!!!!

If you have any used batteries, light bulbs, or ink cartridges, please take them to a nearby Staples or any other recycling center.


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Super Sassy Sweater WEEK!

It’s that time of year to turn down the heat again! The YMCI Eco Council hosted their annual sweater day, but instead of doing it for just one day, it was an entire week of sweater goodness!

SUPER SASSSSSSY SWEATER WEEK

Feb 5th: Titan Tuesday
Feb 6th: University Sweater Wednesday
Feb 7th: Thrift-shop Thursday
Feb 8th: Cardigan Friday

The event helped raised awareness for the conservation of energy and World Wildlife Fund.


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Bus Transfer Raffle

Last week, the York Mills Eco-Council hosted yet another successful event: the Bus Transfer Raffle. Each morning, students who take the bus would bring a TTC transfer or show their metropass for a chance to be entered in a raffle for an amazing prize. The idea of this is to encourage students to use public transportation when possible and recycle their transfers.