WCDSB’S EcoSchools

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education program for grades 1-12 that helps students develop ecological literacy while engaging in practices to become environmentally responsible citizens. This is a perfect compliment to the philosophy in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools that sustainable development means “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

We believe environmental education is a way for students to be actively involved as agents of change in society — where they can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. The five components of the EcoSchools program, Ecological Literacy, Waste Minimization, Energy Conservation, School Grounds Greening and Environmental Stewardship will help our students create that change.


Take a look at these 6 STEPS by clicking on the image below on how to get your schools certified!


Here are the EcoSchool’s deadlines that you will need to remember. For more information please visit the EcoSchools website.

September 5, 2017: Establish EcoTeam
September 5, 2017: Register
October 2, 2017: Make a Plan
November 1, 2017: Waste Audit
November, 13, 2017: Communicate Results
November, 24, 2017: Platinum Deadline (ONLY for Platinum Schools)
November, 24, 2017: Upload Platinum Yearly Planner (ONLY for Platinum Schools)
January 26, 2017: EcoReview Deadline
January 26, 2017: EECC Deadline (ONLY for EECC)
January 29, 2017: Collect Curriculum Submissions
March 5, 2018: Launch eco campaigns
April 13, 2018: Early bird deadline
April 27, 2018: Deadline
June 28, 2018: Last Day of School


2017/18 Certified EcoSchools 

Chronological Certification
2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012  | 2013 | 2014  | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Elena Weber-Kraljevska M.ES
Energy Conservation Officer
Facility Services, 480 Dutton Drive
Waterloo, ON  N2L 4C6
(519) 578-3660, ext. 2341