Ontario investing in energy literacy

Categories: News
Published on: February 24, 2016

Ministry of Energy / 19 February 2016

Ontario is investing $1.35 million over the next three years to educate students on ways to conserve energy and help fight climate change through the Ontario EcoSchools program.

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for students in kindergarten to grade 12. Program resources help students and schools develop ecological literacy and environmental practices to become environmentally responsible and reduce their environmental footprint.

Funding will support four new initiatives including:

  • Providing support to schools going through the EcoSchools certification process
  • Encouraging schools to attain Platinum certification, the highest level achievable in the Ontario EcoSchools program
  • Conducting a pilot to test student-friendly, online energy dashboards which monitor and display school energy consumption
  • Expanding public outreach efforts through increased school events and media exposure

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