Peepeekisis Pesakastew School receives $2.5M in federal funding for retrofits

The Peepeekisis Pesakastew School in Peepeekisis Cree Nation has received $2.5M in federal funding for green retrofits. The school will use the funds to undertake upgrades such as the replacement of light fixtures, windows, and skylights, as well as the installation of photovoltaic panels which will increase energy efficiency and allow the school to be used as a safe shelter during power outages. “[I]ncreasing our knowledge of ways to hold our community accountable to the environment has never been as important as it is now,” said Peepeekisis Pesakastew School Principal David Still. “Applying this green project to our school will teach our younger generations that we all have to share the responsibility of taking care of Mother Earth.”