Environmental Sustainability Plan
The Board of Trustees approved the District's first ever Environmental Sustainability Plan. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about the plan, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like copies of the poster to post at your school or work site, please send a request to email@example.com.
Download the VSB Sustainability Plan Poster
Advancing Sustainability at the VSB
VSB Teachers, students, parents, and staff have been advancing the sustainability of their schools for many years. This has included projects that increase energy efficiency, create outdoor learning opportunities, and promote active transportation.
In recent years, the Board has encouraged a more comprehensive approach. This includes:
- The 2010 adoption of the VSB's first Sustainability Framework
- The 2013/14 Sustainability Audit to evaluate the progress of sustainability in the district:
- The development of a multi-year Environmental Sustainability Plan, which includes input from all levels of the VSB community.
Secondary School Sustainability Grants Now Closed
To celebrate the launch of the VSB’s Environmental Sustainability Plan, we encouraged students to take on a sustainability project that they are passionate about. Every VSB secondary school was eligible to receive a grant of up to $1000 towards a student-led sustainability initiative! Applications closed January 15, 2019.
EXAMPLES OF Past STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS:
- Installing water bottle filling stations
- Getting reusable trays and utensils for the school cafeteria
- Creating or expanding a school garden
- Conducting a waste audit
- Organizing a speaker series
- Meatless lunches
- And more!
Get creative and think about how you can improve sustainability in your school or the wider community.