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Certification Timeline

  • Establish EcoTeam

    September 1, 2014

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

    October 1, 2014

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

    November 15, 2014

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

Nov 30

  • Waste Audit

    December 1, 2014

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

Jan 31

  • EcoReview Deadline

    January 31, 2015

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

    January 31, 2015

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

    February 1, 2015

    Collect and upload examples of environmental lesson plans and related student work to your online application.
  • Time for EcoActions

    March 1, 2015

    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!
  • Early Bird Deadline

    April 23, 2015

    Submit your online application by this date to be eligible for a prize draw!

Apr 30



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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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