Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program has been named one of Canada’s Clean50 Top15 Sustainability Projects for 2015.
Canada’s Clean 50 awards offer recognition to Canadian leaders in sustainability. Its Top15 Projects program honours sustainable initiatives across the country based on their innovation and ability to inform and inspire other Canadians.
The Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow is a unique program that currently provides an innovative learning experience for eligible students at specific school boards across Ontario.
This curriculum-based program is geared towards a grade six level and supports students from priority neighbourhoods who would otherwise not be able to afford such an important and valuable experience.
Targeted schools are ones that meet specific criteria of priority, either set by the school board, or other organization, related to economic, social, educational or other criteria.
The Clean50 selection for Top Project of the Year was IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership. Other Top15 Projects honourees include Cadillac Fairview’s GREEN AT WORK™ program, Canadian National Railway’s EcoConnexion’s Employee Engagement Program, and Hoffmann-LaRoche’s Zero-Waste Decommissioning Project.