Toronto District Christian High School

T.D.C.H has 2 environmental groups: Environmental Block, as well as an Environmental Club. Environmental Block is a two-credit, Grade 10 course that teaches students about the environment through hands-on projects and activities. Students learn how the environment is being affected by our way of living and what we can do as individuals and as a society to prevent the environment from being destroyed further. Environmental Club is a large group of teens that get together bi-weekly, attend environmental seminars, shoreline cleanups, and provide leadership to our schools Environmental programs.

Events and Projects

• In 2010, our Environmental Science students were involved with a major renovation of our school, that included the installation of 42 Solar Panels, Rooftop Rain water collection, motion sensor lights and low flow toilets
• Students participate in the Great Canadian shoreline cleanups, cleaning up garbage in and around the Humber river
• HazMat & Re-use program (i.e. milk bags, batteries, old electronics, scrap metal, one-sided paper etc.)
• Manage schools recycling system
• Worm & Compost bins
• Reuse our wood shop waste and turn it into mulch for our trees
• In the past two years, we have planted 80 small trees, 100 shrubs, 20 mature DECIDIOUS trees, and 45 small coniferous trees
• Earth hour
• 12 students participated in the CN Tower Climb for World Wildlife Fund, raising over $2000
• Built a green roof garden on our shed, each environmental science student from grade 10 and 12 made their own modular roof and planted it.

Achievements

GRANTS:  $1000 to build a green roof on our garden shed, $1000 to buy all new waste/recycling bins, and $1000 to purchase trees and shrubs.

AWARDS: Vaughan Schools-in- Bloom awards winners’ 2009-present, featured in a Toronto star “Trash Talk” article

2011-2012 Goals

    1. Plant even more trees and shrubs in areas other than our school property
    2. Reach out to other schools to raise awareness about the environment, and the importance of recycling. Host more elementary schools to visit our program
    3. More waste diversion (I.e. organics )

Contact us

teresa_hanemaayer@tdchristian.ca

lauren_bouwers@tdchristian.ca

freeman@tdchristian.ca

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