Measuring success is an important part of the EcoSchools program. Here are just three of the indicators we track:
- Using EcoSchools, boards have created and implemented board-wide waste minimization and energy conservation standards. The boards have begun to put systems in place to support students and staff as they follow the standards.
- More schools have become Certified EcoSchools. Participation in the certification program has steadily increased as schools work towards recognition for their environmental initiatives:
- 2011-2012: 1801 schools in 51 schools boards (click here for boards with certified EcoSchools)
- 2010-2011: 1518 schools in 44 schools boards and one conservation authorities
- 2009-2010: 1234 schools in 40 schools boards and two conservation authorities
- 2008-2009: 906 schools in 32 boards and two conservation authorities
- 2007-2008: 540 schools and education sites in 24 school boards and two conservation authorities
- 2006-2007: 251 schools and education sites in 14 school boards and one conservation authority
- 2005-2006: 108 schools in six boards
- 2004-2005: 53 schools in one board
- 2003-2004: 13 schools in one board
- Certified EcoSchools use less energy than non-certified EcoSchools. An independent analysis of energy use at the Toronto DSB indicates that on average, certified EcoSchools use 12% less electricity and 7% less natural gas than comparable non-certified EcoSchools .
- The EcoSchools program was endorsed in August 2007 by the Council of Directors of Education. (click here for more info)
 Toronto District School Board Energy Management Program Review, 2006, ICF International, p.28-29.