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Ontario EcoSchools Certification
NEWS RELEASE                          
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2015
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
 
EcoSchools Gold Rush for GECDSB Schools
- 21 receive top provincial certification -
 
Fifty Greater Essex County District School Board schools have earned Ontario EcoSchools certification for the 2014-15 school year. Of those, 21 were Gold matching the Board’s all-time, one-year total at the top level.  Twenty-five schools received Silver provincial certification while 4 have been presented Bronze.
 
To earn certification a school must conduct energy and solid waste audits, develop actions plans to reduce, reuse and recycle and participate in environmental education programs. A panel of experts and educators reviews all applications and in some cases there are personal site visits.
 
The GECDSB has always been among the most successful boards in the province since the certification program was established in 2008. This year 70% of the board’s schools earned either gold, silver or bronze.
 
For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.