Environmental education is a vital tool that helps young people understand the nature and complexity of environmental challenges and builds their capacity to take appropriate action.
As countries around the world face complex environmental and social issues, there is a growing recognition that education has a key role to play. It is critical that we help students understand how our individual and collective behaviour affects the environment, and how environmentally responsible lifestyles can contribute to healthy, sustainable ecosystems.
At AMDSB, we embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to environmental education, as well as responsible and accountable environmental practices.
Ministry of Education Resources
- Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow
- Elementary Scope and Sequence of Expectations
- Secondary Scope and Sequence of Expectations
- Ready Set Green
- Shaping Our Schools
Standards for Environmental Education in the curriculum
The Standards are statements that, taken together, describe the nature and scope of environmental education as it will be reflected throughout the revised curriculum. The standards will help curriculum writers devise and incorporate environmental education expectations and opportunities across the curriculum. View the Standards for Environmental Education in the Curriculum
Plant and Facilities
The guide provides a standard of leading practices for the provision of environmentally responsible and effective cleaning management practices that Ontario school boards can adopt. View the Green Clean Program Resource Guide
Ontario EcoSchools Resources
- A Practical Resource for Planning and Building Green Schools in Ontario
- Energy Conservation
- Greening School Grounds
- Program Introduction
- Waste Minimization Guide
Additional Web Links
At this site you will find forms, templates and other resources to support the EcoSchools program beyond the program guides.
The Ontario Society for Environmental Education is a professional organization whose members include:
- Teachers from all levels of education
- People who teach in Outdoor Education centres or parks
- People involved with Environmental Education
Resources for Rethinking provides teachers access to materials that integrate ecological, social and economic spheres through active, relevant, interdisciplinary learning. We call this learning Education for Sustainable Development.