EcoSchools is a school greening program with a very broad scope. It addresses what is taught, how we run our schools and how we design and use our schools grounds. Its central focus is supporting students and staff in caring for and protecting the environment where they spend so many hours every week. EcoSchools asks us to examine the decisions we make in our schools, inside and out — from modifying practices in our classrooms, offices, and boiler rooms to designing the school ground as a place for healthy, enriched learning.
We have certified elementary, middle, secondary schools, outdoor education schools and administration centres in all parts of the city and in all kinds of neighbourhoods.
The TDSB’s Environment Policy outlines the Board’s commitment to environmental literacy for all students and to environmentally responsible operations.
*EcoSchools certification information and resources for TDSB staff can now be found on TDSBweb. From the drop down Services menu select Facility Services and then EcoSchools in the menu on the left side of the page.
Wendy Abbot (all questions related to certification)
Cynthia Chan, EcoSchools Specialist (all questions related to EcoSchools)
If you are not from the TDSB and have questions related to Ontario EcoSchools or programs in other Ontario school boards, please visit: www.ontarioecoschools.org