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2015-16 EcoSchool Certification
NEWS RELEASE                   
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200
  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2016
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
 
 
46 GECDSB Schools Receive Provincial Certification
- first 2 Platinum schools -
 
Ontario EcoSchools has awarded provincial certification to 46 GECDSB schools for the 2015-16 school year.
 
To receive certification a school team of students and staff completes a rigorous year-long process that involves energy and waste audits at their school and actions to improve the environment in their school communities.
 
21 schools received Gold certification, 15 Silver and 8 Bronze. For the first time ever 2 GECDSB schools, Leamington District Secondary School and Riverside Secondary School, were awarded Platinum, the highest EcoSchools status available. To receive a Platinum designation a school must have been certified 5 consecutive years, received Gold 3 out of the last 5 years, including the year previous.
 
For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.