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Certification Timeline

  • Establish EcoTeam

    September 6, 2016

    Include students, teachers, custodial staff, administration, parents and community members on your team.
  • Make a Plan

    October 3, 2016

    Review the certification guide and plan your EcoTeam actions.
  • Communicate Results

    November 14, 2016

    Track actions and communicate results with the whole school. Celebrate your success!
  • Platinum Deadline

    November 25, 2016

    ONLY for Platinum Schools: Must upload their Platinum Yearly Planner.
  • Waste Audit

    November 28, 2016

    This month, consider holding a Waste Audit at your school.

Jan 27

  • EcoReview Deadline

    January 27, 2017

    All schools must input their Waste Minimization and Energy Conservation EcoReview results into their school’s online application.
  • EECC Deadline

    January 27, 2017

    ONLY for Experienced EcoSchools Certification Cycle Schools (EECC): must complete and upload all EECC requirements.
  • Collect Curriculum Submissions

    January 30, 2017

    Collect and upload examples of environmental lesson plans and related student work to your online application.
  • Launch eco campaigns

    February 27, 2017

    This month, continue taking small steps to create change at your school. There are lots of events in March and April that you can connect to!


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Calendar of Deadlines & Eco Events

A handy listing of eco events throughout the year and important deadlines for certifying schools.

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