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We acknowledge that we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis & Inuit peoples.

 

See all the 2022 certified EcoSchools

2022 Certification Results!

 

Despite another challenging COVID year, we were thrilled to have 5 times as many schools certify in 2022! Thank you to everyone involved at your school who worked hard to participate in the (relatively) new EcoSchools Canada program. We are excited to be part of the national program, with ties to the International EcoSchools movement; this is the next step toward involving all students and staff with others around the world.

 

This year we had 169 schools create a plan in the ECA, an increase of 127 from 2020/21! When it came down to it, 110 schools submitted their actions, and 104 achieved certification with 41 schools finishing the year as Participants. As a Board, 75% of our certified schools are platinum and gold.

 

Congratulations to all of our TDSB EcoTeams for your climate action efforts this year!

 

 

School gardens are a great way to support hands-on learning, environmental inquiry and connection to the natural world. Designing, planting and maintaining a school garden can provide rich learning opportunities across many curriculum areas.

 

Starting with a well thought out garden design and maintenance plan will help ensure the long term sustainability of your garden project!

 

The new TDSB Garden Resource web site takes you through all the options and steps needed to make your garden dream a reality.

 

 

City of Toronto Climate Advisory Group application

The City of Toronto invites local residents and organizations to join new Climate Advisory Group.

 

The City of Toronto is now accepting applications from local residents and organizations to become part of the City’s new Climate Advisory Group (CAG) that will guide implementation of the TransformTO Net Zero Climate Action Strategy.

 

CAG members will act as advisors and champions for climate action and the policies, programs and initiatives being developed for implementation as part of the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy. The Toronto City Council-approved Strategy has a target to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2040. The City’s target is one of the most ambitious in North America.

 

Community members with a passion for climate action, climate justice and resiliency are encouraged to apply, including representatives from organizations, community leaders, youth and residents from communities experiencing social, economic and other barriers (people of colour, newcomers, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities).

 

Applications to join the CAG will be accepted until July 20, 11:59 p.m.

TransformTO: Climate Action for Residents

Why is getting your home off natural gas important? As it turns out, in Toronto 57% of our GHG emissions come from our buildings! To reach Net Zero, we are going to have to fix every building to be more efficient and ditch fossil fuels.

 

Check out what you can do from TransformTO, plus a couple articles on switching from natural gas from Canada's National Observer and Chatelaine.

 

Another easy win for individuals is reducing our food waste.

Resources to Mull Over the Summer

 

Suggested reading for climate change:

 

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