Ask for support: Contact your parent's council, colleagues, community organizations and EcoSchools board representative.
Develop a communication strategy: announcements, newsletters, bulletin boards, posters, etc.
Become familiar with the certification application and criteria (if interested in certification) in the 6 sections of the program: Teamwork & Leadership, Energy Conservation, Waste Minimization, School Ground Greening, Curriculum and Environmental Stewardship.
Communicate feedback. Tell your school how they are doing and share strategies for improvement.
Complete Follow-up EcoReviews: Energy Conservation and Waste Minimization.
Complete and finalize certification application — final deadline is April 30.
Submit application on the Application Summary page.
Save a copy of the Application Summary page for your records.
Upload Portfolio requirements (collected throughout the year)
Your board representative will advise you of the time/date of your school's site visit (May or June) if applicable: see our Site Visit Information page.
Final Deadline: April 30 for submitting completed application.
Site visits for new schools and returning schools on alternating years.
Final standings are communicated by EcoSchools board representative in June. Your school will receive an EcoSchools plaque if you do not already have one, and a corresponding bronze, silver or gold seal for your achievements for the year.