Energize: EcoSchool Success Stories
The Ontario Ministry of Energy is a proud partner of Ontario EcoSchools. Together, we are encouraging schools to practice energy conservation and reduce their environmental footprint by highlighting stories of exceptional student leadership across the province.
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Kingston achieves Platinum EcoSchools certification for 3rd year
This year, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys achieved Platinum EcoSchools certification for the third consecutive year and is the only school in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) to have earned this designation. From National Sweater Day to a solar wall, the school has a strong foundation in energy conservation…and beyond!
Collaboration is big at École secondaire Hanmer and École publique Foyer-Jeunesse in Sudbury: so when Hanmer teacher Luce Lepage decided to participate in Ontario EcoSchools and she learned that her colleague Lynne Dubeau at Foyer-Jeunesse was interested too, the two schools came into the program as a pair.
Talk to any student in the halls of Victoria Terrace Public School in Fergus and ask them where energy comes from and you’ll get an informed, detailed answer. Chances are, they’ll have some good questions for you too.
Every month, students in Cathy Dykstra’s grade 5 class put on their “Water Rockers” t-shirts, walk down Main Street, and visit the stores and restaurants in the town of Erin to promote environmental awareness.
FIRST STORY IN THE SERIES
“I think that the most important thing I have learned as President of the EcoTeam is that young people can make a real difference on this planet – and we need to, it’s our future.”