Toronto District School Board


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>   Section 2 - Reduce Impact on the Environment: Energy Conservation

>   Section 3 - Reduce Impact on the Environment: Waste Minimization

The Waste Audit Step by Step:

Provincially, the Ministry of the Environment has renewed its requirement for annual school waste audits and waste reduction work plans. This requirement is now part of the EcoSchools certification process. This guide and its accompanying resources provide an overview of how to do a waste audit and complete a waste reduction work plan.

Resources for conducting a waste audit:
Sorting signs for chairs – use binder clips to attach signs to backs of chairs.
Sorting posters for display – post on wall for easy reference during the audit.
Waste Audit Safety Poster – post and review safety guidelines before you begin.
Waste Audit Source Worksheet – use to record your findings during your audit.
        Sort waste and record observations (fillable excel)
Waste Audit Worksheet – record your sorted weights and note any suggestions.
Waste Reduction Work Plan – chart the actions and resources needed to reach your target.

>   Section 5 - Improve Student Achievement through Ecological Literacy

EcoLiteracy Checklist (hard copy)
EcoLiteracy Checklist (fillable word)

Caretaker Self-Assessment Tool
Download the Caretaker Self-Assessment Tool.

>   Section 6 - Contribute to Healthy, Safe, and Caring School Communities
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