We've seen great examples of high school students taking the green bull by the horn recently, perhaps most notably the young environmentalists that protested the anti-bicycle policy at their school in New Jersey. Now, a group of high schoolers in an environmentally-themed program in Ontario, Canada, have begun planting trees in order to offset the emissions from their school buses. The students attend two green education programs known as the Community Environment Leadership Program and the Headwaters Program, both of which encourage students to take a hands-on approach to solving environmental problems.
The offsetting program does just that, enabling students to learn about carbon emissions and offsets while getting outdoors and planting some trees. 1,100 trees were donated from a local nursery, and they will be planted on a site that had been wooded but was accidentally burnt last year.
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