Archives for: May 2013


Permalink 12:01:23 pm, by mleslie Email , 84 words, 269 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Toronto District School Board Quarterly Construction Update

Each year, Facility Services undertakes a number of construction projects varying in size, scope and funding. Funding sources for the various programs such as SCI, SFRMP, ARC and FDK are shown in Appendix A. These sources include the Ministry of Education (EDU), City of Toronto and Proceeds from Disposition of surplus property. This report is produced quarterly as directed by the committee. Individual projects within each program are identified in Appendix B. The template for the information as presented was also directed by committee.

Permalink 11:59:29 am, by mleslie Email , 53 words, 235 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Toronto District School Board Environmental Legacy Fund Terms of Reference

In February 2010, the Board approved the Go Green: Climate Change Action Plan, which authorized the creation of an Environmental Legacy Fund. (ELF) As outlined in Go Green, the sale of the Board’s carbon credits and income from the nine Ministry-funded solar PV projects ($167,625/year for 20 years) will be directed into the fund.

Permalink 11:56:43 am, by mleslie Email , 57 words, 245 views   English (SG)
Categories: News Updates

World's first green library for kids has opened in Singapore

Singapore - "My Tree House", the World's 1st Green Library for Kids opens its doors to library visitors Friday at the Central Public Library. The National Library Board (NLB) and City Developments Limited (CDL) jointly present a special library that will encourage children to explore, discover and challenge their curiosity in learning and caring for the environment.


Permalink 03:08:41 pm, by mleslie Email , 32 words, 294 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Toronto school board facility services to find $5-million in savings

by May Warren - The Toronto District School Board plans to reduce staff, increase oversight and use fewer skilled tradespeople for simple tasks in a bid to save $5-million for the 2013/14 budget.

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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