Student wins national environmental award



A FORMER Caledonia student has won a national award for his environmental research.

Nathan Park, 25, has won an ECO Canada Student Ambassador Award and is presenting his research on enhanced biogas production by anaerobic co-digestion of fruit, vegetable waste and sewer sludge at the ECO Canada booth at the 2011 Americana conference and trade show in Montreal from today, Tuesday March 22 through Thursday.

Park, who is working with professor Ron Thring at the University of Northern BC in Prince George, graduated from Caledonia Sr. Secondary and went on to study Environmental Science at UNBC.

Every year post-secondary students across Canada compete for the chance to present their research topic at an international environmental trade show in the form of a poster.

Each winner is awarded with a $1,000 prize and a conference pass giving them the opportunity to network with key decision-makers and prospective employers and learn how their skills fit into the future job market.

ECO Canada is a not-for-profit organization that was first established in 1992 under the federal government’s Sector Council initiative.