Tag: environmental initiatives

Walking school bus comes to Wellesley PS

To help cut down on road traffic, Wellesley Public School would like to increase its foot traffic. Walking is a great source of exercise, it cuts down on pollution, and is an awesome way for students to meet friends, which is why the school held its first Wellesley Walks to School week! The Canadian Cancer Society […]






Eighteen WRDSB schools receive Ontario EcoSchools certification

We all want to live in a world where we breath fresh air, create less waste, and have a positive impact on our environment – right? Which is why keeping our schools ‘green’ and helping them make the transition to be more environmentally friendly is a large initiative that our Board takes very seriously. Every year, […]






Ontario’s Education Minister learns with WRDSB students

On May 6, Southwood Secondary School (SSS) and Cedar Creek Public School students met with Ontario’s Minister of Education at rare Charitable Research Reserve who was eager to learn more about this new environmental mentorship program they were involved with. Last year through the WRDSB Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) Environment program, students from Southwood […]






Path to Platinum at Glenview Park SS

Glenview Park Secondary School (GPSS) is attempting to become the first school in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) to achieve the Ontario EcoSchools Platinum Certification! For almost a decade, the staff and students at GPSS have been incorporating green practices into their school days. From Grade 9 Geography students taking on the school […]






2016 Tim Walker Awards for Environmental Stewardship

Tim Walker Awards Presented by Student Trustees Four schools received funding to support their environmental projects. The funding was provided as part of the Tim Walker Memorial Awards for Environmental Stewardship, established by the board to honour the life of secondary school teacher Tim Walker, and his commitment to education and environmental initiatives. An adjudication […]






Williamsburg PS class wins cross-Canada energy challenge

Congratulations to Ms. Kirkley and her Grade 4/5 class from Williamsburg Public School for winning the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, a cross-Canada challenge sponsored by National Geographic and Shell Canada that focused on promoting energy awareness. The class has received a cheque for $5,500 to help make their classroom and school more energy efficient. From February […]






Bluevale CI receives gold status from Ontario EcoSchools

For the third year in a row, Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) has received the Gold Ontario EcoSchools Award. According to Ontario EcoSchools’ Certification Guide, the gold award “indicates that a school has taken a comprehensive approach to implementing the EcoSchools program and has achieved significant results in each section of certification.” “Visiting your school was a pleasure! You continue […]






2012 EcoSchools Recognition Awards

Every year the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Facility Services Department awards 5 schools with an EcoSchool Measures prize. Each prize is developed to promote ecological sustainability principles in our schools, furthermore the prizes are low maintenance, energy and water efficient and meant to be permanent structures in the school. The 2012 winners are […]