Ontario EcoSchools certifications 2019

Ontario EcoSchool certifications earned by 51 SCDSB schools in 2018-19
Posted on 06/17/2019

Schools across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) were awarded 51 Ontario EcoSchools certifications this school year. Fifty-one elementary, secondary and alternative secondary schools achieved varying levels of recognition. 

This school year, the SCDSB achieved:

  • Seven platinum - Chris Hadfield PS, Connaught PS, Cookstown Central PS, Innisdale SS, Johnson Street PS, Maple Grove PS and Sunnybrae PS
  • Nineteen gold - Admiral Collingwood ES, Ardagh Bluffs PS, Baxter Central PS, Bear Creek SS, Boyne River PS, Brechin PS, Collingwood CI, Elmvale DHS, Georgian Bay District SS, Hillsdale ES, Lake Simcoe PS, Lions Oval PS, Nantyr Shores SS, Shanty Bay PS, Orchard Park ES, Uptergrove PS, West Bayfield ES, Worsley ES and Willow Landing ES
  • Eighteen silver - Alcona Glen ES, Alliston Union PS, Andrew Hunter ES, Banting Memorial DHS, Bradford DHS, Codrington PS, Eastview SS, Hewitt's Creek PS, Holly Meadows ES, Hyde Park PS, Huron Park PS, Nottawasaga and Creemore PS, Oakley Park PS, Orillia SS, Simcoe Alternative Secondary School - North Barrie Campus, Terry Fox ES, Twin Lakes SS and W.R. Best Memorial PS
  • Seven bronze - Assikinack PS, Cameron Street PS, Couchiching Heights PS, Cundles Height PS, Ernest Cumberland ES, Minesing Central PS and Sir William Osler PS

Ontario EcoSchools status is obtained by implementing environmental initiatives within schools, including recycling programs, waste-free lunches, energy conservation programs and school ground greening projects. Certification promotes hands-on actions that students can take to make their schools more environmentally friendly. 
EcoSchools certifications and school Green Teams were recognized last week at a celebration at the SCDSB Education Centre. 

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities under the pillars of well-being and community.

Information:
Jessica Kukac, Environmental Systems Coordinator, SCDSB
705-734-6363 x11514