VSB Green Board

VSB Goes Green

NEW EVENT - May 2016:
Consultation underway for the VSB Sustainability Action Plan. Take a survey, or come to an event. Learn more.

Our goal is to be “the greenest, most sustainable school district” in North America! Learn more from this overview video.

 

Advancing Sustainability at the VSB

Teachers, students, parents, and staff have been advancing the sustainability of their schools for many years. This has included projects that advance energy efficiency, create gardens and healthy food learning opportunities, and promote active transportation.

In recent years, the Board has encouraged a more comprehensive approach. This included:

In 2015, District staff are developing a multi-year Sustainability Action Plan. For more information check back to this webpage later in the year, or send an email to sustainability@vsb.bc.ca

Green News

Apr 22 2016 - 2:06pm

On April 18th, more than 200 high school delegates came together for the fourth annual VSB sustainability conference, a student-led gathering for students to discuss sustainability and learn how to effectively promote it in their schools. 

 
Apr 20 2016 - 4:54pm

Begbie’s Zero Waste team has been working towards reducing their school’s waste and teaching their school community how to sort waste in the VSB’s new three bin system.

 
Apr 14 2016 - 9:27am

On April 18, 2016, there are no classes as the VSB schools for a District-wide professional development day.  But hundreds of VSB Secondary students are not taking a day off - they are gathering for their own event - the 2016 Student Sustainability Conference.

 
Apr 8 2016 - 3:28pm

Over spring break, VSB movers helped a classroom aquarium filled with salmon fry move out for a power outage and back once power was restored.

 

Green Slideshow