The TDSB has adopted a consultative approach around the issue of sustainability and climate action. This approach has been critical to engaging stakeholders, such as trustees, Board management, union representatives, teachers, parents, students and community partners. At present, two main platforms allow TDSB stakeholders to have a say in environmental policies, plans and projects being implemented at Board level:
- Environmental Sustainability Community Advisory Committee (ESCAC)
ESCAC was established in 2010 as a direct result of the Go Green: Climate Action Plan, which called for a committee to provide advice and expertise to staff and trustees as they work towards meeting environmental goals. ESCAC is part of a network of TDSB community advisory committees. ESCAC provides a forum for community engagement around issues like climate change. Membership is open to trustees, Board staff, students, parents and community members.
Find out more information and how you can join ESCAC.
- Joint Management-Labour Environmental Committee (JMLEC)
JMLEC was set up in January 2018 to leverage the knowledge that TDSB workers have of their workplaces and work processes and to link that expertise with the broader knowledge of management. The goal of the collaboration is to make informed decisions towards reducing greenhouse
gas emissions by identifying feasible approaches and innovations to the workplace. The concept is designed to build organizational momentum in a framework of continuous