Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mary Johnston Public School Habitat

I happened to see a note in the Mary Johnston Public School newsletter about a planned clean-up that was organized for today.  As the founding planter and longtime organizer of the project I maintain a keen interest in how the … Continue reading

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CBC Interview: Schools need more shade

An early morning start and an interview with the CBC. From the CBC website: Carol Moogk-Soulis’ research shows that school playgrounds can actually get to be boiling hot. She’s advocating for schools to create shady areas to give kids shelter … Continue reading

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Waterloo Record: Trustees take first steps toward more shade in schoolyards

From the Waterloo Region Record, Tuesday, May 31: Trustees take first steps toward more shade in schoolyards Luisa D’Amato, Record Staff WATERLOO REGION — It took nearly an hour of bickering before public school trustees finally agreed, by five votes … Continue reading

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Schoolyard and Public Space Heat Islands: A Study in Windsor-Essex, Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Abstract: Schoolyards and public spaces are hot places. Excess heat is associated with lower physical activity and higher ultraviolet ray exposure. This study sampled 275  schoolyards and 529 public spaces in Southwestern Ontario in 2009 using Landsat 7  satellite imagery. … Continue reading

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Windsor Star: Kids’ parks searing ‘heat islands’

When Carol spoke in Windsor in 2010 she was interviewed by Jeff Bolichowski of the Windsor Star. Among her messages, she hoped that her work would lead to policies that require schoolyards to be designed with shaded areas in mind. … Continue reading

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