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“The students felt that they had a voice and their actions could make changes in our environment.” — Teacher Testimonial
2,704 students took part in the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program in 2016, with the result that more than three-quarters succeeded in decreasing their ecological footprint.
As reported in our 2016 Year in Review summary, 106 classes representing 23 different school boards from across Ontario participated in the program. The students in these classes launched 151 environmental action projects, from plantings and habitat creation to schoolyard clean-ups and recycling programs.
MORE 2016 RESULTS:
93% of teachers indicated that student awareness of environmental issues increased.
76% of teachers indicated that student participation in ecological initiatives increased.
72% of teachers indicated that student willingness to mentor others about environmental concerns increased.
99% of teachers were extremely satisfied with the program.
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The newly released 2015 year-in-review report from Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow shows that this innovative program is making real headway when it comes to helping young people commit to reducing their ecological impact.
More than 3,000 grade 6 students across the Ontario took part in the program last year — and of those, some 76% succeeded in decreasing their personal environmental impact.
Managed by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) through the Living City Foundation, Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow uses science-based programming, outdoor recreation and team-building activities to help students connect to nature and develop the skills to take environmental action in their homes, schools and communities.
In the course of 2015, the program engaged 121 grade 6 classes from 27 communities. Of the participating teachers, 95% reported that students increased their awareness of environmental issues — and 76% said that student participation in ecological initiatives increased as a result.