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    Winter grants to grow your program

    One way to deepen your EcoSchools program is to raise funds for an exciting project. While there are many ways to raise money to support your eco-initiatives, sometimes you need a little help from organizations who provide dedicated funding for schools. Applying for funding is a great way for your EcoTeam to use their creativity,…

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    Plan ahead: green holidays & set a New Year’s Resolution

    There are just a couple of weeks until the holiday break! This is always a welcome time to slow down, get outside, and reconnect to the natural world as the seasons change from cooler air and falling leaves to the quiet beauty of the first snowfall. Want to incorporate your eco-spirit into holiday celebrations at…

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    Key deadlines for 2018 & get a head start on your EcoReviews

    Join our growing movement! Wondering what are the benefits of becoming a certified Ontario EcoSchool? Introducing our new video which gives a snapshot of where we started 15 years ago and where we are now. Did you know? In 2005?, just over 100 schools certified; last year, 1,800+ schools certified! 37% of schools from 56…

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    Principals said it!

    We are pleased to share two new videos from Principals of certified Ontario EcoSchools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Principals and administrative staff are keystones of a strong and sustainable EcoSchools program and their leadership can be instrumental in embedding a culture of environmental literacy and stewardship into everyday life at school. Watch…

  • Plan Ahead: Green Halloween, School Swap Campaigns

    Whether you started off your year with an early fall campaign or are looking to plan your first one, we’ve got plenty of ideas to share – including a creative way to connect energy conservation to Halloween. It wouldn’t be October without a Green Halloween celebration! Here are three ideas to celebrate Halloween while staying…

  • Become a Waste Wizard!

    We’re in the middle of Waste Reduction Week – the perfect time for your school community to meet the requirements of the Waste Minimization section. Here are three ways to become a verifiable waste wizard. Do a waste audit to see how you’re doing with waste sorting Noticed plastic water bottles in the garbage bin…

  • EcoSchools in Your Classroom

    Wondering how to connect the Ontario EcoSchools program to your teaching practice? Our new curriculum-connected resource is designed to help schools build environmental learning into everyday activities. How do I use EcoSchools in Your Classroom? Simply navigate to the appropriate grade level and subject area, then click on the tile to find out how to connect…

  • Get organized this October

    Now that you’re settled into the new school year, build momentum for your EcoSchools program by registering for an after-school webinar and visiting our new Videos page. Plus, we’re excited to announce our 2018 SuperConference on February 22, 2018! Get certification support by signing up for our November after-school webinars. These webinars offer all members of…

  • Plan ahead: 3 October campaigns

    Fall is an opportune time to harness back-to-school enthusiasm into planning an exciting campaign to kick-off your year. Here are some top picks for October!

  • Build your best EcoTeam!

    As we look to the school year ahead, one crucial part of a fun and successful EcoSchools program is building a super-powered EcoTeam. Here are a few tips to get started on getting together your best EcoTeam yet!