Archives for: December 2009

12/30/09

Permalink 11:53:51 am, by mleslie Email , 20 words, 230 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Accomodation Reviews: Summary of Discussion at the Planning and Priorities Committee Meeting

The November 20th "Briefing Note" of the TDSB's Planning and Priorities Committee meeting held on November 17th,2009 is now available.

Permalink 11:46:43 am, by mleslie Email , 93 words, 217 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Green Education Foundation (GEF) Announces National Green Week February 1-5, 2010

Walpole, MA - December 30, 2009 - The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is mobilizing more than two million students to participate in National Green Week 2010, an environmental education campaign scheduled for the week of February 1-5, 2010. GEF enriches National Green Week with standards-based lessons, activities and team projects that are easily incorporated into science, math, language arts, social studies, and creative arts curricula. The initiative is designed to jumpstart a commitment for continuing environmental education and a lifetime of eco-friendly habits. GEF environmental lessons are coupled with the following hands-on eco-challenges to provide for an enhanced learning opportunity:

12/10/09

Permalink 07:09:06 am, by mleslie Email , 26 words, 213 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Better schools today means a brighter future for children of tomorrow

The TDSB's new web page "Better Schools Brighter Futures" provides information about Accommodation Reviews and Program Area Reviews. Click on the headline to visit the site.

12/08/09

Permalink 07:16:46 pm, by mleslie Email , 61 words, 238 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

SICK SCHOOLS 2009: America's Continuing Environmental Health Crisis for Children

Last week, the Healthy Schools Network in the US released this report on environmental health hazards present in some US schools. Although the report is not relevant to this community, the analysis and data summary might prove interesting, and perhaps provide tools for many of us, in Canada. Click on the headline to download the report (which is just over 8MB).

Build Green Schools.ca

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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