Canadian eco-friendly school uses cork flooring
Canadian eco-friendly school uses cork flooring A pair of teachers in Canada is embarking on an ambitious project this fall when they open a school aimed at providing a green education for students. Global Lethbridge reports that Julie Davidsen and Susan Pezderic hope to teach the benefits of an environmentally friendly lifestyle to children from pre-school through fourth grade.
"It's very much part of the Montessori curriculum to be thinking globally, and to be thinking about the Earth and taking care of our Earth and being accountable for our actions," Davidsen told the news source.
According to the news provider, along with working on community projects and cleanups, the students will use recycled text books and will be encouraged to bring waste-free lunches.
The building itself is also eco-friendly, as Davidsen enlisted the help of a local contractor to install LED lighting, an energy efficient furnace and cork flooring.
Homeowners who are looking to go green can consider laying cork flooring, as it one of the most sustainable building materials. TLC.com reports that along with being eco-friendly, cork flooring is also soft underfoot because it is comprised of millions of tiny air cells.