File image

Applications open for Environmental Schools Grant

The City of Pickering is accepting applications for its Environmental Schools Grant, an initiative that offers financial support to help implement activities that contribute to a healthy environment.

Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board can each apply for up to $10,000 annually for their respective schools. The Ontario French Public School Board can apply for up to $1,000.

Examples of fundable projects include:

• Reducing waste (eliminating single use plastics)
• Encouraging active transportation (bike rack installation, bike/walk events)
• Helping birds, butterflies, and other species (providing habitat)
• Reducing energy use (equipping classrooms with energy monitors and auditing use)
• Greening school grounds (native and drought-resistant gardens, tree plantings)
• Growing for local food (indoor food growing towers, outdoor veggie boxes or garden beds)

“There are many inspiring ways to advance our environmental sustainability,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “We look forward to supporting our youth as they contribute to the health of our community for today’s residents and generations to come. This initiative also helps foster discussion, collaboration and further environmental awareness between children and their parents, and ultimately throughout the entire community.”

Schools interested in applying can reach out to their respective school board or City staff to learn more about the application guidelines and upcoming deadline.

Visit to learn more.

You May Want To Read

Officers act fast to save overdosed man with CPR, Naloxone

Two covid-19 test centres being closed this weekend

Crime Alert: Police reports increase in copper thefts

Clarington to begin annual maintenance hole repairs

Booking opens for Oshawa ‘Swim for Life’ lessons June 6

Share with:

FacebookTwitterStumbleUponPinterestEmail this page

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.