Jeff Green | Aug 27, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - August 27, 2009 NAEC gets Eco gold, SHS takes a bronze
Among the secondary schools in the Limestone Board, North Addington Education Centre and Sydenham High School have been recognised as leaders in eco friendly practices. They are two of only four schools in the board that have achieve certification under the Ontario Eco-schools program.
The schools have undertaken a five-step process to achieve certification, starting with the establishment of an Eco team in the school. The Eco-schools program permeates the entire culture of the school, from curriculum to waste diversion to greening of the grounds
Six areas have been identified as crucial by Eco-Schools: energy conservation, waste minimization, ecological literacy, greening for shade and energy conservation, teamwork and leadership, and environmental stewardship and the school community.
North Addington is the only school in the board to have made it to the top, golden level and Sydenham High School is the only one to have achieved a bronze status. Two other schools, Acadie and Napanee District Secondary have achieved a Silver. The board is hoping to celebrate these achievements at their September 9 board meeting.
Students throughout the board will have a chance to begin their green practices very soon. School starts on Tuesday morning.