LINDSAY, ON – The list of Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools that are making the “green bar” continues to grow.

This year, 23 schools in the Board have received provincial EcoSchool certification.
Nine schools received the top certification – gold, while another 12 received silver and one received bronze.

“We are thrilled that this program continues to bloom in our schools,” said Director of Education Larry Hope. “It is proof that the idea of conserving and preserving our world is an idea whose time has certainly come in TLDSB.”

Staff, students, parents, and volunteers participate in the EcoSchool program, whether by sending a “litterless” lunch, by researching waste management options, or by doing the daily collection of garbage and recycling. Students in some schools do their own energy audits, and many take part in school-wide awareness campaigns that last the entire school year.

“Environmental stewardship is a large focus of our character development program – and it’s one in which we all teach one another. I want to congratulate the schools that achieved certification for the first time this year; it is a rigorous application process, and certainly a great achievement that the number of schools in our Board with this provincial status continues to grow,” Hope said.

Certification plaques will be presented to schools this fall along with the appropriate gold, silver, or bronze seal.

The EcoSchool program was launched provincially in 2006 to help merge school operations with the curriculum on matters of environmental importance. It is built around four pillars: Energy Conservation, Waste Minimization, Ecological Literacy, and School-ground Greening.

  • City of Kawartha Lakes

Alexandra PS      Silver
Bobcaygeon PS  Gold
Central Senior School Silver
Fenelon Falls SS Gold
I.E Weldon SS Silver
Jack Callaghan PS Gold
King Albert PS Silver
Lady Mackenzie PS Silver
Langton PS Gold
Lindsay CVI Gold
Ridgewood PS Silver
Rolling Hills PS Bronze

  • Haliburton

Archie Stouffer ES Gold
J.Douglas Hodgson ES Silver
Stuart Baker ES Gold

  • Muskoka

Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes SS Gold
Huntsville PS Silver
Huntsville HS Silver
Monck PS Silver
Muskoka Beechgrove PS Silver
Riverside PS Gold
Spruce Glen PS Silver