Rainbow is among the fastest growing school boards to receive EcoSchools certifications.
Due to the pandemic, all schools were certified in the 2019-2020 school year.
In 2020-2021, schools were only encouraged to register.
In total, ten Rainbow Schools certified and seven registered as participants.
Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program that helps school communities develop ecological literacy and improve environmental practices to reduce their ecological footprint.
Certification recognizes achievement in six areas:
- ecological literacy
- energy consumption
- environmental stewardship
- school ground greening
- teamwork and leadership
- waste minimization
Rainbow District School Board is committed to educating staff and students to conserve energy, minimize waste, and the knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices needed to become environmentally responsible citizens.