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.
Apply NOW for Elementary School Sustainability Grants
NEW for 2019-2020, Elementary and Annex schools are invited to take on a sustainability project that teachers and students are passionate about. Schools are eligible to receive a grant of up to $500 that can be used toward a sustainability initiative related to the VSB Environmental Sustainability Plan. The application deadline is October 15, 2019 and grant recipients will be notified by November 1, 2019.
Now is the time to get creative and think about how you can improve sustainability at your school. Projects can be a thing, an event, a field trip, or equipment for your school or class.
For more information, download an application form. Submit completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2019.