2017 Winning schools
Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, MB
Dewdney Elementary School in Dewdney, BC
Windermere Secondary School in Vancouver, BC
Are you teaching your students about sustainability? Do you have environmental education programs for students and staff?
CaGBC and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools are looking for schools like yours – that are weaving sustainability education into their curriculum and bringing programs and activities to students that encourage awareness about the environment.
What the Greenest School in Canada wins
The winning school will receive $2,000 in prize money to use for a green activity and the coveted title of Greenest School in Canada.
Criteria and eligibility
Demonstrate how you're educating students about sustainability. Schools that offer any grade from kindergarten to grade 12 in Canada are eligible to participate in the Greenest School in Canada competition, and will be judged on criteria including: efficient use of resources and reduced environmental impact; enhanced health and learning among students, teachers and staff; and emphasis on sustainability and resource-conservation education.
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The types of questions we ask competing schools to answer include:
It's not all about having a green school building - we are looking for schools that are weaving sustainability education into their curriculum and bringing programs and activities to students that encourage awareness about the environment.
- How is environmental education emphasized at your school?
- Tell us about any conservation programs and efforts your school implements to minimize negative impacts on the environment.
- Is the school is involved with community initiatives and if so, how?