Clean Toronto Together
In 2016, 412 TDSB schools participated in the Clean Toronto Together Campaign. This year, we want to increase the number of participating schools and encourage them to collect as much waste as possible by going beyond their school yard.
About the event:
On Friday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. students, staff, and parents from across Toronto are encouraged to help rejuvenate our city’s green spaces by picking up litter in their schoolyard, neighbourhood park, or local community. Register your school today and celebrate Earth Day by joining over 500 schools who are helping to keep our City clean and green! You'll be amazed at what we can accomplish in as little as 20 minutes! (Note: Schools may opt to do their clean-up event at any time).
To increase participation at the TDSB, we’re challenging each Learning Network to encourage schools and school sites to participate, and collect as much waste as they can in their local community.
Campaign incentive for Learning Networks:
First Place: three water bottle refill stations to the first Network that has 100% of their school sites participate and send in photo evidence.
Second Place: two water bottle refill stations to the second Network that has 100% of their school sites participate and send in photo evidence.
Third Place: one water bottle refill station to the third Network that has 100% of their school sites participate and send in photo evidence.
*Schools will provide photo evidence of the waste they have collected by tweeting @EcoSchoolsTDSB using the hashtag #cleantoronto (schools that do not have a twitter account can email their photos to Jenn.Vetter@tdsb.on.ca).
The Superintendents will select the schools that will receive the stations.
Campaign Incentive for Schools:
First, second and third place: one water bottle refill station to each of the top three schools to collect the most amount of waste and provide evidence to the EcoSchools central team. (Schools must provide a photo and the quantity of waste collected, e.g., number of bags, total weight).
How schools register: Complete the School Clean-Up Day form by April 4th.
All participating schools will receive a certificate of participation from the City of Toronto.
Questions: Contact Jenn.Vetter@tdsb.on.ca
*New this year! Keep textiles out of landfill and
generate funds for your school
TDSB schools are encouraged to run a clothing/textile recycling drive during Earth Week, April 18-21. Clothesline is an
organization that benefits Diabetes Canada, and they'll pay your school for
each bag (67L) of clothing you collect.
How to participate:
1. Complete and submit the Clothesline registration form.
2. Clothesline will provide a corrugated donation box and free promotional
3. Promote the drive and collect clothing/textiles during Earth Week, April
4. Clothesline will pick up your donations between April 24 and May 5.
5. Clothesline will pay your school for each bag (67L) of donated textiles.
If interested, please see the attached PDF and/or contact
Diabetes Canada Territory Manager Ryan Michaels at 416-333-2792 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clean Toronto Together Campaign Status
See the current list of registered school sites by Learning Network
See the current list of registered school sites by Ward