12 mini-Ministers make their mark during Environment Week

This week is Environment Week – and we’re taking it pretty seriously. So seriously, in fact, that on Monday, we went from having just one ESRD minister to having thirteen.

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These new ‘mini-ministers’ were promoted from the classroom to the legislature as part of Alberta’s Minister for the Day program. This program challenges fifth grade students to share ideas for how Albertans can become better environmental stewards. Those with the best ideas win the chance to visit the legislature and see how ideas like theirs are translated into action.

Selected from over 560 entries, this year’s 12 finalists were great representatives for their schools and communities of Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Leduc, Cochrane, Drayton Valley and Teepee Creek.

These ‘mini-ministers’ toured the legislature, participated in a mock legislative session, and discussed environmental protection and sustainable development with Minister Campbell during a media panel – where they shared some of their great ideas:

 

Check out more photos from the day: 

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