- Be environmentally friendly and promote environmental friendliness
- Environmental Education (educate ourselves and others) in and outside of school
- Fundraising for environmental purposes
- Help maintain eco-school status and achieve and even higher rating than the current silver rating!
Fundraising events and projects
- Litter and Local Environment Quality
Water bottles Fundraising Project: The selling of stainless steel water bottles and other eco-friendly products in RGSS.
- Waste and Recycling
Battery Recycling Project: A battery recycling box is in the main hallway. Students empty the recycling bins at a designated venue e.g. Home Depot.
Booklet Making Project: Using recycled paper; small booklets can be made and sold for fundraising for the environment.
Clothing Drive Project: Students collect used clothing and donate for re-using and recycling.
Paper Making Project/ Education: Students will make recycled paper to demonstrate the process of recycling.
Recycling posters – Recycling posters are posted throughout the school
Water Project: we hope to donate money that is fundraised towards a water pump via UNICEF or donate a gift of water again this year.
Students make a display to educate others about water conservation.
Energy Conservation Project: Monitoring of energy use in the school, promotion of decreasing energy use. In past, funds raised through a grant were used to purchase a light sensor for main hallway.
Carpooling and Busing Encouragement Project: students take school buses and buses to school. Environment Club will be advertising the advantages of shared transportation.
Global Warming Awareness Project: By raising awareness about global warming and its link to transportation through a display booth and petition, it is hoped that greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced as the school community becomes more aware of our ecological footprint.
Flower Pressing Project: Pressed flower cards, bookmarks, and card/bookmarks are made and Native Plants: A display about native plants will be put up for Environment Day as well as the passing out of native seeds. Seeds were donated by Acorus Restoration.
EcoSchools Certification Project: Working with energy team, students will research ways to become an EcoSchool, implement some methods, and monitor the school’s progress.
We’ve also hosted many “Eco-days” over the school years (e.g. Green Week in February, Earth Day in April, and Environment day in June and so on.)
2007-2008: World Wildlife Fund, Adoption of sea turtle and panda bear ($40 each)
2008-2009: UNICEF Water gifts to support 12 families ($200) and Ocean Voyages Institute to clean up plastic waste in waters ($10)
2009-2010: Toronto Zoo – adopted polar bear and tiger from Toronto Zoo; adopted Blue shark from WWF, and donated money to ocean projects
2010-2011: Toronto Zoo – donation made/ adoption renewal; WWF adopted snow leopard; UNICEF water pump/gift
New projects such as mural in school cafeteria, Pledge Tree, button making, and adopting another animal!