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Eco-Globe Schools

Submission Criteria

Applications are due May 15 each year.

Decisions we make today will affect the health and well-being of our society, environment, and our economy in the future. The more we are aware of the impact of our decisions, the better equipped we will be to make decisions that are based on the principles of sustainability. The principles of sustainability require us to critically examine our priorities, habits, beliefs, values, and practices and strive to balance the needs of society, the environment, and the economy. This critical examination is based on knowledge of the past and an informed assessment of future possibilities. The goal is for us to make balanced decisions that strive to ensure an equitable quality of life for all, now and in the future.

Manitoba Education and Manitoba schools have made Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) a priority. Manitoba educators continue to be proactive and innovative as they implement ESD in their classrooms and schools, based on a shared vision, an action plan, and conscious collaborative decision-making. Through ESD initiatives in schools and integration of ESD with curriculum, Manitoba students are acquiring knowledge of the interdependency of the three pillars of sustainability: human health and well-being, environment and economy. Students develop values and refine the skills required to make equitable decisions and commit to life practices that show personal responsibility for a sustainable future.

A Guide for Sustainable Schools in Manitoba (PDF Document 6.43 MB) has been created to assist Manitoba educators in the integration of sustainability into all aspects of the school system.

The three levels of Eco-Globe recognition for schools are:

  1. Awareness Level - A school community at the awareness level demonstrates a general awareness of the ESD principles and the practices of sustainability.
  2. Action Level - A school community at the action level includes ESD awareness and is characterized by a school community that practices ongoing sustainability.
  3. Transformation Level - A school community at the transformation level incorporates awareness and action and is characterized by a school-wide culture transformed by an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of ESD.

A school may only achieve each level once. Schools are encouraged to move through the levels over time.

To obtain Eco-Globe recognition for your school, please complete the chart that matches the level for which your school is applying. Attach larger supporting documents as necessary and forward to:

Michelene Reiniger
Science Consultant
Manitoba Education
1567 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J5
Phone: 204-945-7899
Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7899