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Richland Receives Ontario EcoSchool Certification

Inquiring Minds is pleased to share this announcement, on behalf of the Richland Nature Club.

Last week, we were joined by Ms. Jocelyn Kennedy, an EcoSchools Assessor. Three student representatives from our Nature Club gave Ms. Kennedy a tour of the school and welcomed her to Richland Academy.

Areas reviewed when assessing EcoSchool status for schools include the following:

  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Energy Conservation
  • Waste Minimization
  • School Ground Greening
  • Curriculum
  • Environmental Stewardship

Ms. Kennedy was very impressed by the eco passion and knowledge of her student guides!  We recognize that we need to do a better job with our waste management, and she gave us many wonderful suggestions which we will incorporate.“Ms. Kennedy likes that we bring nature inside and have it as part of our learning. “shared J., Grade 4.  Ms. Kennedy commented that she “felt like she was in a beautiful dream” as she toured our classrooms and outdoor green spaces. We received notification from Ms. Kennedy that Richland has achieved bronze status and is officially recognized as an Ontario EcoSchool.  Well done to everyone at Richland for recognizing the importance of environmental awareness and taking responsible action.

Special thanks to Mrs. Sherman, Ms. Ciocio, and the Nature Club for their dedication towards achieving certification as an Ontario EcoSchool – your hard work and dedication has made this a reality!

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