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 four components of the EcoSchools program, Ecological Literacy, Waste Minimization, Energy Conservation, and School Grounds Greening will help our students create that change.


Take a look at these 5 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 6, 2016: Establish an EcoTeam
September 30, 2016: Register
October 3, 2016: Make a Plan
November, 25, 2016: Communicate Results
November, 25, 2016: Platinum Deadline (ONLY for Platinum Schools)
November 28, 2016: Waste Audit
November 30, 2016: Upload Platinum Yearly Planner (ONLY for Platinum Schools)
January 27, 2016: EcoReview Deadline
January 27, 2016: EECC Deadline (ONLY for EECC)
January 30, 2016: Collect Curriculum Submissions
February 27, 2016: Launch eco campaigns
June 29, 2017: Last Day of School

2016/17 Certified EcoSchools 

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

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