Archives for: December 2008

12/24/08

Permalink 01:51:20 pm, by mleslie Email , 38 words, 226 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Toronto Lands Corporation Annual Plan Released

A copy of the Toronto Lands Corporation (TLC) Annual Plan for 2008-2009 is now available. It provides an overview and an outline of anticipated work for this year. Please click on the headline to link to the download site.

12/10/08

Permalink 07:34:00 am, by mleslie Email , 86 words, 214 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Getting California Schools Off The Grid

Sacramento, CA - December 9, 2008 - State and Consumer Services Agency Secretary Rosario Marin today announced the release of California's "grid neutral" guidebook; a step-by-step guide to help California schools and community colleges cut energy costs through on-site electricity generation. The program was spearheaded by the California State Architect and a team of environmental experts. It is the first comprehensive program for schools to use to create campuses that generate as much electrical energy as they consume in a year.

Click on the headline to reach the download site ....

12/03/08

Permalink 07:38:44 am, by mleslie Email , 94 words, 236 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Small schools face closure: TDSB chair

Toronto, ON - December 2, 2008 (National Post) - The chair of Toronto’s public school board says he will use his second term to push a controversial plan to close small schools in order to build new ones, and win over unhappy parents. John Campbell, a five-year Etobicoke trustee who was acclaimed on Tuesday in his bid for reelection, said he is bracing for opposition from parents who cling to the “romantic” notion of a neighbourhood school. But he said too many buildings are sitting half empty and sucking the Toronto District School Board dry of cash.

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These pages are a resource for students, parents, staff and neighbours who wish to make the buildings and yards in their school community sustainable, high-performance and "green". The site was originally created for members of the Runnymede Public School community in the west-end of Toronto, but has expanded. This blog is owned and maintained by Marshall Leslie (see www.mleslie.com). You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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