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Local schools recognized for their sustainability


The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to modeling sustainable practices and respecting the environment. This school year, the school board and many SCDSB schools were recognized for their educational and operational practices that focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility.

SCDSB schools received 22 EcoSchools Canada certifications for the 2021-2022 school year. The following SCDSB schools have achieved certification:

  • Admiral Collingwood Elementary School
  • Angus Morrison Primary School
  • North Barrie Collegiate Institute
  • Boyne River Public School
  • Codrington Public School
  • Collingwood Collegiate Institute
  • Connaught Public School
  • Hillsdale Elementary School
  • Innisdale High School
  • Lake Simcoe Public School
  • Maple Ridge High School
  • Central Public School of Mines
  • Nantyr Shores High School
  • Orchard Park Public School
  • Orillia High School
  • Pine River Elementary School
  • Simcoe Shores Secondary School – Bradford Campus
  • Simcoe Shores High School – Midland Campus
  • Simcoe Shores High School—North Barrie Campus
  • Simcoe Shores High School—Orillia Campus
  • Sunnybrae Public School
  • Warnica Public School

EcoSchools Canada status is achieved by implementing school environmental initiatives, waste diversion programs, energy conservation programs, stewardship initiatives and school ground greening projects. The certification promotes environmental literacy and action-based learning that students can follow to make their schools more sustainable. The new platform aligns each campaign with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, supporting the principles of the SCDSB Sustainability Policy.

The SCDSB was also recently recognized by the Climate Challenge Network as the 11th most energy efficient school board in Ontario in its 2022 Top Energy Performing School Boards report. The SCDSB achieved this ranking by using the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funding to implement the SCDSB’s 2014 Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan, which achieved significant energy savings by reducing energy consumption intensity by 17% board-wide.