Making Education Greener
McGuinty Government Promotes Environmental Education In Schools
February 26, 2009
Ontario is making the environment a part of every subject in every grade.
To signal its commitment to environmental education, starting in Fall 2009, schools will begin implementing a new policy framework, created as part of the advice of the Curriculum Council and recommendations made by a working group on environmental education chaired by Dr. Roberta Bondar.
The new framework complements other initiatives in supporting the environment, including:
By teaching students about the importance of environmental stewardship from an early age, we are positioning them for success in the green economy of the future.
"Our goal is to have all students become environmentally responsible citizens by the time they graduate high school. We know that children are already leaders in caring for the earth and I'm proud that our classrooms are supporting environmental literacy across Ontario." – Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education
"By engaging students in our schools at every grade level, Ontario will develop more environmental leaders in the future. We need all our young people aware, involved and taking action to protect our environment and help tackle the challenge of climate change." – John Gerretsen, Minister of the Environment
Register your school for Earth Hour 2009.
Find out what schools are offering Specialist High Skills Majors related to the environment.
Read more about Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow: a policy framework for environmental education in Ontario schools.