Meet the 2019 Champions of the Environment
Congratulations to six 2019 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship winners. Learn more about these environmental champions below.
$5,000 PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
REGION: COLCHESTER | EAST HANTS | CUMBERLAND
Pugwash District High School
As a long-time member of her local 4-H Club, Maria participated in numerous environmental projects, including bottle drives, yard sales and beach clean-ups. She also completed a study on endangered species and researched and presented on pesticide alternatives. At school, Maria participated in community litter clean-ups and developed science fair projects related to agriculture and environmental sustainability. Maria has a passion for sustainable agriculture and has worked on her family farm to research and implement various practices that will reduce their environmental impact. She loves to educate consumers about the benefits of local agriculture and sustainability while working at the local farmers’ market.