Green News

May 6 2015 - 3:11pm

Tecumseh Annex is all about their students being ROCK stars. The new code of conduct stands for Respect, an Open Mind, Community and Kindness and is plastered all over school walls. This semester the focus for the school is on the C (community) of ROCK star with students and staff kicking off the focus with a special celebration on April 21.

Apr 20 2015 - 9:07am

The VSBSC Planning Committee is hard at work to organize the 2015 VSB Sustainability Conference (VSBSC). This conference will be bigger and better than ever, with a new focused theme - “Connect the Dots”. 

Apr 16 2015 - 9:40am

What would you do if you saw a trash can knocked over at your school? The Douglas Green Team set out to find out how different people would react to the rubbish. Through a short video, the team showcased their school community's great sustainability champions. The result was a competition spot in the BC Green Games.

Apr 15 2015 - 12:30pm

For the last five years Windermere students have put on an Earth Day Parade. This event is planned by the Leadership 11 class at Windermere Secondary School. This family friendly parade proceeds northwards on Commercial drive to Grandview Park and is followed by speakers, music, educational tables and much more. 

Apr 9 2015 - 2:46pm

Nootka Elementary's THRIVE Program students have been busy making a movie. Over the past 18 months, the elementary school students have worked together to create a powerful film titled “You Can't Eat Money" about BC’s endangered species.

Apr 1 2015 - 9:13am

In the last week of February, the David Thompson Green Team (including members of the school’s Carrot Club and Organic Gardening Club) and the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House held an outdoor workshop for elementary students from the school’s family of schools.

Mar 30 2015 - 9:22am

Social Studies 11 students at Prince of Wales Secondary Mini School are giving their school’s waste a close look.

Mar 3 2015 - 10:26am

Late last year the VSB Sustainability department awarded $43,000 worth of green grants to a variety of projects across the district.

Mar 2 2015 - 3:18pm

The Metro Vancouver region will grow by a million more people over the next 30 years. Our region is congested now and will get worse if we fail to act. 

Feb 26 2015 - 3:26pm

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be part of the greenest school district in North America? The VSB envisions being a leader in sustainable practices and wants to invite staff, students and community members to make that vision a reality. 

Feb 16 2015 - 10:20am

Tucked away in the corner of the Tupper Life Skills classrooms is a small but growing garden of plants. Right now the garden is packed with micro-greens, salad greens, wheat grass, snow peas and soy beans.

Feb 11 2015 - 11:13am

This Monday evening the Vancouver Board of Education voted unanimously to support the YES side of the upcoming Transit Referendum.

Feb 3 2015 - 10:38am

Champlain Heights Annex has a dream team of bottle recyclers who have helped rally the school to recycle over 18,000 bottles.

Dec 15 2014 - 10:35am

This year, one of the topics of focus with the Magee Leaders Program is food security and food waste in our society. As a way to learn more and discuss this topic, the Magee students recently went to Vancity Theatre for a screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”. 

Nov 28 2014 - 1:23pm

This past May, University Hill Secondary students had the opportunity to apply their environmental art skills with the UBC Farm Living Fence Project. Led by environmental artist Rebecca Graham, the two day workshop involved weaving a fence around the new yurt structure in the UBC Farm Children’s Garden. 

Nov 24 2014 - 10:10am

Grade 11 students from Windermere Secondary School are hard at work putting together the sixth annual Climate Change Conference (C3), Fracktured. 

Nov 7 2014 - 12:10pm

Grade 11 students from Windermere Secondary School are hard at work putting together the sixth annual Climate Change Conference (C3), Fracktured. 

Nov 6 2014 - 10:55am

At the end of each season, Trafalgar Elementary students coordinate and run a Pocket Market at their school. This year’s fall market saw everyone enjoying free harvest veggie soup and apple tea as they shopped for fresh produce, handmade teas and apple chips. Students and families also had fun with student run games and activities.

Nov 5 2014 - 5:04pm

It was with great excitement that staff and students welcomed Vancouver School Board Trustees, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow, Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe (Ti’ te-in), parents and members of the press to the grand opening of Vancouver’s newest school, Norma Rose Point.

Oct 7 2014 - 10:43am

On October 3, VSB Education Centre staff headed down to the cafeteria to kick off the district’s organics program. Staff dropped off their garbage cans and picked up a cup of coffee. The garbage can swap means all Education Centre as well as school-based staff will now be diverting large amounts of waste away from the landfill.