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Lean and green: Durham District School Board named most energy efficient in Ontario

August 2, 2017 by Jillian Follert - The Durham District School Board has been named the most energy efficient school board in Ontario. Toronto and Region Conservation recently announced the top 20 energy-performing school boards in the province, as part of the 2017 Sustainable Schools report. The DDSB claimed the top spot, up from a seventh place ranking in 2016.


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Freshwater Essays - Read the three winning student entries

June 28, 2017 - Water Canada - With support from the RBC Blue Water Project, the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) launched a national essay competition for high school students from grades 8-11 focusing on the topic of freshwater in Canada. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary students were asked about the best ways we can continue to sustainability manage our fresh water for the next 150 years. The prize for the top three essays in the competition was a trip to Toronto and participation in the Canadian Water Summit.

The students took the top honours: Emily Coates from Moncton New Brunswick, Carl Dizon from Winnipeg, MB and Alexandra Ionita from Winnipeg, MB. Read their essays below.


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Why more college campuses are going carbon-neutral

A few years ago, hundreds of U.S. colleges publicly committed to achieve zero net emissions goals at some point in the future. For a growing number that point is now.

In 2009, college and university leaders representing all 50 states signed a climate commitment to make their campuses carbon-neutral. Today, the Climate Leadership Network includes more than 600 U.S. institutions, which together serve roughly a third of the nation’s students.


Permalink 01:26:59 pm, by mleslie Email , 70 words, 99 views   English (US)
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Read the premiere issue of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

The premiere issue of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly (GSCQ) is out! Currently, there is no publication dedicated to the advancement of green, healthy, sustainable K-12 schools. The GSCQ will be a peer reviewed, high interest digital magazine that highlights evidence-based practices for replication in green, healthy, sustainable schools. GSCQ will explore issues in-depth, including qualitative and quantitative research, and will include columns that report on and explore emergent issues.


Permalink 08:21:25 am, by mleslie Email , 79 words, 119 views   English (US)
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Best of Green Schools honorees cultivate environmental literacy through action

Atlanta, GA - March 22, 2017 - The Green Schools Conference and Expo, which convened this week in Atlanta, Georgia, highlighted the intersection of sustainability, curriculum and programming, building design, facilities management, health and wellness and community service. During the conference, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) announced the recipients of the 2017 Best of Green Schools awards, which recognize individuals, institutions, projects and events that embody the most impactful efforts in school sustainability.

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These pages are a resource for students, parents, staff and neighbours who wish to make the buildings and yards in their school community sustainable, high-performance and "green". The site was originally created for members of the Runnymede Public School community in the west-end of Toronto, but has expanded. This blog is owned and maintained by Marshall Leslie (see www.mleslie.com). You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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