Student Introdction
Our group name is team igloo. The group includes Andel, Bhavin, Manisha, Safia and Xheneta (from left to right in the picture). At Cedarbrae Collegiate some of the popular courses that are taken by many students are the automotive and technology courses available. Students in this class are able to work with cars, metals, and wood where they can create their own things. Some of the other courses that are taken often are French courses because in Cedarbrae we have the extended French and French immersion programs. In our school we believe that the curriculum in both our schools are simmiliar, but the way they go about teaching it and the language they teach it in may be different. Our first and second language may also be different. The courses offered would be around the same things like the Sciences and Mathematics. The level of technologies also used in our schools is something we think that is similar. In Canada we are fortunate to be provided with computers and different sorts of technology also considering that each school in every country is different, and are not as fortunate. The way all the students communicate in schools we think is alike. We do believe that the discipline taught in schools by the teachers is very different. The behaviour of the our students we feel would be different compared to how you're learning environment is (how students get along, how well they listen and obey basic school rules, violence). In other words we are really looking forward to working with you all and learning more about the way your lives are!

School Description
Cedarbrae CCI has a population of 14000 people and has grades 9-12. We are a very multicultural school. There are plenty of recreational activities including; hockey, soccer, rugby, tennis, dragon boating, swimming, ect. The school mascots are colts and dolphins; the colours are blue, green and white. There are special programs at Cedarbrae such as French immersion and extended. Cedarbrae offers a wide variety of courses.


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Community Profile
I live in Toronto, which is in the province of Ontario, and has a population of approximately 4.8 million people, the largest population in Canada. Toronto is a multicultural city. The city offers public transportation called the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which operates buses, subways and streetcars. If you choose to travel to surrounding areas there is the option of GO Transit or via rail. Continuing Education options in Toronto include many colleges and three primary universities – University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson University. There are many things to do in Toronto; you can watch a hockey or basketball game at the Air Canada Centre, or watch a football or baseball game at the Rogers Centre. Toronto is often called the financial hub of Ontario, there are job opportunities in IT, finance, tv, fashion and tourism.Toronto is truly a unique place to live and offers people many job opportunities, entertainment options and fun entertainment options.
Toronto, Waterfront:
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Answered Questions

1) Research what your government in your country already does to lower the use of wood from rainforests (export and import).

Canada imports Timber wood, which does not help the deforestation problem considering it is expected in 10 years, that Timber will be totally destroyed. Canada also exports $8.5 billion worth of softwood lumber to the United States. Although Canada does this, our practices protect the environment more than the United States does. In Canada, we don’t harvest all of our forests, we grow twice as much as used. In British Columbia, there is an agreement to protect 50% of the forests in the region. The agreement involves natural level of old growth forest in the region. This includes achieving the goal of low ecological risk for the forest and key species by setting and reviewing logging rules and regulations. This agreement was made in 2009 and is on going until 2014, including the help from Provincial and First Nation governments, environmental organizations and logging companies. ForestEthics, Greenpeace and Sierra Club BC are working with coastal forest companies to implement the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement. They all collaborated to make the group JSP ( Joint Solutions Project), their main goal focusing on developing a model of conserving and managing globally significant forests.

This is a video that was made for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival by Pacific Wildlife regarding the very famous and at risk Great Bear rainforest. This is a video to help save the oils that are being put dumped by Enbridge Northern Pipeline.

2) Research what your school community could contribute to lower the use of wood from rainforests

Logging companies are cutting down some of the most endangered forests on the planet to make wood and paper products. These products include: office paper, phone books, toilet paper, furniture, window trims, etc. The more people consume these products, the more the companies have to cut down trees to supply these products.
Our school is an Eco-friendly school. They help the environment by recycling and turning off the lights. To help save rainforests, the school community can reduce their paper-use. They can purchase paper products that are made with recycled content or tree-free materials (such as waste straw, kenaf and hemp). They can also educate students and parents on the values and benefits of rainforests. By talking to the community, our schools can help to explain why we should help save rainforests. Schools can also join groups and organizations that help to protect rainforests.

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3) Discuss the outcome of 2) and prioritize the 3 most effective activities in your school community.
Due to the fact that the rain forest are being cut down, many of plant used for pharmaceuticals being cut down also. By our school contributing to lower the use of wood from the rain forest, we are saving millions of trees that can provide oxygen and different plants that can be used for pharmaceuticals. About 25% of western pharmaceuticals are made from plants in the rain forest. Also, through recycling we can save wood , by not cutting down as many trees from the rain forest. In addition, by taking it to the community we can open the eyes of other individuals and more people can assist us to stop deforestation. Thus, slowly but surely with the different responsibilities we take (Recycling, turning off lights), we can help stop deforestation and better out planet.

The most effective activity in our school community would be School Recycle Day which is the day when everyone in our school picks up and brings the recycling bins in their classroom or the bins in the hallway to the Industrial recycling bin that is located outside. Our School Recycle Day takes place every Friday on our fourth period class, which is the last period of the day after that we go home. Why this is the most effective activity in our school community is because it gets everyone in our school community to get aware of what should go in the recycle bins and what should not be going in the recycled bins. It also gets everyone in the school community to particulate in recycling.
The second most effective activity in our school community is when we have Earth Week at school. Earth Week is when the environmental club plans special events for that whole week just to lead up to Earth Day. It is also used to inform students and teachers about bad choices we are making and how it’s effecting the many environments around the planet and they inform on how we can change our actions in order to help save these environments from getting destroyed. Why this is the second most effective activity in our school community is because it only happens once every school year but besides that it informs people in our school community on what is happening to our planet when we make bad decisions with our garbage or when we don't turn off the light when we leave a room.
Finally the Third most effective activity would have to be the event that takes place on Earth Day .On Earth day everyone in our school goes outside at some point of the day, so they are able to pick up the trash that surrounds our school. Before going outside every class is assigned an area to pick up trash after ten minutes or so everyone is called back in the school. The reason why this is the third most effective activity in our school community is because it only happens once a year and not everyone helps pick up trash but beside those things it still tries to get everyone involved to clean the school surrounding.

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In the kenya the source if carbon dioxide is through vehicle and the industry and maily during the burning of products that produce CO2.
Their ecological footprint is used as and indicator for environmental sustainability. Their ecological footprint is calculated at1.15gha.

Ecological footprint is divided into four categories; food, housing, carbon and finally goods and services. Another category is the consumption divided into pastureland, forestland, marine fisheries. We can reduce thi. By recycling and adding less co2 to the atmosphere