Explore this section for highlights of what Limestone students, teachers and staff are doing to help progress environmental education and action in the Board. Here we showcase just some of the student and staff initiatives and operational intiatives that are helping to improve the efficiency of our systems and reduce our overall environmental footprint.
Student and Staff Programs
Recycling Signage Program
Recycling signs and systems are available to help increase recycling within the Limestone school system. Schools currently recycle plastic, metal, cardboard, paper and various food packaging such as juice boxes and milk cartons. The Board also recently co
Earth Hour Campaign
Every March people around the world turn off their lights for Earth Hour to help raise awareness of climate change and the importance of energy conservation. On March 30, 2012, about 30 Limestone schools participated by turning off any unnecessary lights
Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education program building on student success in academics and environmentally responsible actions to save energy, minimize waste, and green school grounds. The certification component of the program gives schools a
Power Monitoring Equipment
The Limestone District School Board has installed power monitoring equipment at 15 school sites throughout the Board that allows users to view live and historical electrical data. The data can be shared with staff, students and school visitors via LimeTV
Where possible, Facility Services has installed energy efficient lighting in all schools. Typically these new lighting systems reduce electrical consumption as well as electrical demand.
North Addington Education Centre’s Biomass Boiler
A Biomass Boiler has been installed at the North Addington Education Centre in Cloyne. Once operation this new boiler will burn wood pellets to heat the school, which will reduce the school’s needs for fuel oil. This innovative project was made possible