Archives for: December 2010


Permalink 03:59:20 pm, by mleslie Email , 40 words, 289 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

TDSB EcoSchools in its eighth year certifies 345 schools

December 13, 2010 - The TDSB has certified 345 of its schools as bronze, silver, gold or platinum EcoSchools. Certified EcoSchools can be found in all parts of the city and in all kinds of neighbourhoods.

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Permalink 06:07:31 pm, by mleslie Email , 44 words, 308 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

American Institute of Architects Releases Green Schools Issue Briefing

Washington, DC - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) strongly supports government policies and programs that spur the creation of high-performance green schools. These schools improve health and educational achievement, promote energy savings, and effect positive environmental change.

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Permalink 07:34:49 pm, by mleslie Email , 97 words, 424 views   English (US)
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Los Angeles’s high school of urban planning welcomes its freshman class

by Nate Berg, Metropolis Magazine - Kids can be planners too. That’s the philosophy of a group of Los Angeles teachers who just started their own pilot school organized around the unlikely theme of urban planning. The East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy of Urban Planning and Design held its first classes in September on the crisp new campus of Esteban Torres High School, in the heavily Latino East L.A. It’s a neighborhood where, the teachers think, students can particularly benefit from the skills and values of the planning profession.

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Permalink 07:32:57 pm, by mleslie Email , 43 words, 410 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Shake up at Toronto school boards

by Moira MacDonald, The Toronto Sun - November 30, 2010 - Both of Toronto’s major school boards look poised for a shake-up as a new slate of trustees choose who will represent them as chair and vice-chair Wednesday night.

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Build Green

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 You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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