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Certification Timeline

  • Establish EcoTeam

    September 4, 2018

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

    October 1, 2018

    Review the certification guide and plan your EcoTeam actions.
  • Waste Audit

    November 1, 2018

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

    November 12, 2018

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

Nov 30


Jan 25

  • EcoReview Deadline

    January 25, 2019

    All schools must submit their Initial EcoReviews (Energy Conservation and Waste Minimization) and input results into their certification application by the last Friday of January.
  • EECC Deadline

    January 25, 2019

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

    January 28, 2019

    Begin collecting and uploading examples of environmental lesson plans and related student work to your online application.
  • Launch eco campaigns

    March 1, 2019

    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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Valuable Tools & Resources

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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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