SCDSB and its schools recognized for sustainability and environmental responsibility efforts

SCDSB and its schools recognized for sustainability and environmental responsibility efforts
Posted on 06/24/2022

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to modelling sustainable practices and appreciation for the environment. This school year, the board and many SCDSB schools have been recognized for their educational and operational practices focused on sustainability and environmental responsibility. 

Schools across the SCDSB were awarded 22 EcoSchools Canada certifications for the 2021-22 school year. The following SCDSB schools achieved certification:

  • Admiral Collingwood ES 
  • Angus Morrison ES 
  • Barrie North CI 
  • Boyne River PS
  • Codrington PS 
  • Collingwood CI 
  • Connaught PS
  • Hillsdale ES
  • Innisdale SS 
  • Lake Simcoe PS 
  • Maple Ridge SS
  • Minesing Central PS 
  • Nantyr Shores SS
  • Orchard Park PS
  • Orillia SS 
  • Pine River ES 
  • Simcoe Shoes SS – Bradford Campus 
  • Simcoe Shores SS – Midland Campus 
  • Simcoe Shores SS – North Barrie Campus 
  • Simcoe Shores SS – Orillia Campus 
  • Sunnybrae PS
  • Warnica PS 

EcoSchools Canada status is obtained by implementing environmental initiatives within schools, waste diversion programs, energy conservation programs, stewardship initiatives, and school ground greening projects. Certification promotes environmental literacy and action-based learning that students can take to make their schools more sustainable. The new platform aligns each campaign with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, supporting the principles of the SCDSB Sustainability Policy.

The SCDSB was also recently recognized by the Climate Challenge Network as the eleventh most energy efficient school board in Ontario in their 2022 Top Energy Performing School Boards Report. The SCDSB achieved this ranking by utilizing the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funding to implement the SCDSB’s 2014 Energy Conservation and Demand Management (ECDM) Plan resulting in significant energy savings by reducing energy use intensity by 17 per cent board-wide.

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities under the pillars of Well-being and Community.

Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications 
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