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UGDSB EcoSchools

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12 that helps school communities develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices to become environmentally responsible citizens and reduce the environmental footprint of schools.

The six key areas of focus and achievement are: Teamwork & Leadership, Energy Conservation, Waste Minimization, School Ground Greening, Curriculum, and Environmental Stewardship.

Certification recognizes a school for its annual achievement in the six key areas. Schools set goals to increase the types of environmental activities in each category and can certify with bronze, silver, gold or even platinum EcoSchools status depending on how successfully the school has met the requirements of the program based on a points system.