STM Platinum Certification!!!

posted Jun 17, 2019, 12:35 PM by Tania Gamache

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is our pleasure to share some wonderful ECO news with our community! The St. Thomas More community, with the incredible support of the STM ECO-Club, raised the bar ONCE AGAIN this year. We have maintained the HIGHEST possible certification by Ontario ECO Schools: PLATINUM! This is a very high achieving award, only a few schools achieved this certification in OCSB.

Congratulations to everybody! Your outstanding commitment to all of our environmental initiatives are truly appreciated!
Together we are Better! 

A very special thank you and shout out to our ECO-Club and passionate staff leads (Mme. Lafrance, Mme. Flo, Mr. Gulick, Ms. Cavan, Ms. Pagliarello, Mr. Kilroy, Ms. Draja and Mr. Kay). Their passion, enthusiasm and leadership have led our community to PLATINUM certification again this year.

You are invited to check out the criteria below to qualify for this very high standard:
Platinum certification is designed to reflect the highest level of achievement and indicates that a school has taken a comprehensive approach to implementing the Ontario EcoSchools program. Schools must reach Gold certification (a minimum of 75% of the possible points in EACH of the six sections) and claim a minimum of 20 out of 25 Platinum points to be assessed for Platinum certification. 
Evidence required in all areas:
I. Teamwork and Leadership 
II. Energy Conservation 
III. Waste Minimization 
IV. School Ground Greening 
V. Curriculum 
VI. Environmental Stewardship 

More information on Ontario Eco-Schools:

Thank you for your cooperation and continued efforts to take care of Mother Earth!

With appreciation,

STM Staff

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