Ottawa, ON, (June 15, 2015):
Students at St. Peter High School will showcase their environmental
practices to Ottawa-Orléans MPP Marie-France.
During the MPP’s visit, the school’s EcoTeam will conduct a school tour to highlight the work they’ve
done to create a school culture of conservation and contribute to a greener province. This will be
followed by an address in school’s Learning Commons.
St. Peter High School is in its fourth year of certification with the Ontario EcoSchools program in the
Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Students on the EcoTeam lead environmental activities on a daily
basis, with different grades taking on different responsibilities.
The school is one of 1,745 certified EcoSchools in 53 different Boards across the province that are
working to develop student environmental leadership.
“Ontario has set a long-term conservation target of 30 TWh by 2032 — the equivalent of more than all
the power used by the City of Toronto in 2013. “Ontario EcoSchools is helping make the province’s
schools more environmentally responsible and students become strong environmental citizens.”
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy
“Orléans is fortunate to have great schools like St. Peter High School and Ontario EcoSchools working
together to teach our children conservation and environmental leadership. Thanks to the lessons they
learn today, our future will be in good hands.”
Marie-France Lalonde, MPP, Ottawa-Orléans
“Becoming an EcoSchool requires an entire school community to work together to reduce waste, green
their school grounds, and conserve energy through environmental learning and action. Ontario
EcoSchools’ student-centered approach is based on daily actions that build leadership skills and promote
positive change within and beyond school walls.”
Elanor Waslander, Director, Ontario EcoSchools
ABOUT ONTARIO ECOSCHOOLS
Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12 that helps
school communities develop ecological literacy and action, reduce their environmental footprint, and
foster environmental citizenship. The program operates with support from the Ministry of Education
and the Ministry of Energy and is an initiative of “Conservation First,” a key principle in Ontario’s Long-
Term Energy Plan. For more information, please visit www.ontarioecoschools.org.
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