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sharing stories & practices: ontario ecoschools monthly newsletter

March Newsletter Contents

  1. Spring into Certification!
  2. Taking Earth Day To The Next Level: Innovative Earth Week Ideas For Your School
  3. New support tools: Ontario EcoSchools videos!
  4. Mastering your School Ground Greening Master Plan
  5. The Green Flash: Turning off the lights, turning on awareness
  6. Student-directed Classroom Energy Audit

Spring into Certification!

It might not feel like it when you look out the window, but spring is right around the corner! This means that before you know it, birds will be chirping, buds will be blooming and the April 30th certification deadline will be arriving! read more



Taking Earth Day To The Next Level: Innovative Earth Week Ideas For Your School

Tuesday, April 22nd is Earth Day. It is a terrific opportunity to deepen environmental learning, celebrate the natural environment, and initiate environmental action at your school. Consider taking your Earth Day activities a step further this year and celebrate Earth Week (April 21-25, 2014). Last year, 44% of certifying Ontario EcoSchools participated in Earth Week activities. Join the movement!  read more



New support tools: Ontario EcoSchools videos!

The Ontario EcoSchools team is always searching for new and innovative ways to share program information — and based on feedback from you, our EcoSchools community — we are now diving into the exciting world of filmmaking! read more


Mastering your School Ground Greening Master Plan

A great best practice that many schools have chosen to implement is the creation of a School Ground Greening Master Plan. A School Ground Greening Master Plan is a long-term vision for how your school community would like to see their school grounds evolve and flourish over time. read more



The Green Flash: Turning off the lights, turning on awareness

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 29th between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Every year, millions of people around the world turn off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about climate change and to celebrate and acknowledge their commitment to taking action for the benefit of the planet. read more


Student-directed Classroom Energy Audit

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 29th between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Every year, millions of people around the world turn off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about climate change and to celebrate and acknowledge their commitment to taking action for the benefit of the planet. read more

Last chance!

Post your favourite energy conservation resource, lesson or campaign in the Ontario EcoSchools Online Community before March 30, 2014 to be entered into our draw for a wattmeter! Get started by clicking here!


 


 

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