LEED Building - West Springs is certified as a “LEED” building with silver status. This means that our school has met environmental standards for energy conservation provided through heating, electrical, and water management systems. We have motion sensors for lights, toilets, and ambient room heating.
Regular collection of:
Focused efforts to develop an awareness of, and to reduce our environmental footprints:
- Looking for eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bogs/containers
- Reducing landfill waste
- Multiple/creative re-uses of a variety of products
Recycling and Composting - West Springs staff and students also practice environmental stewardship through our recycling and composting programs. Bins throughout the school collect recyclables including paper, cardboard and plastic waste. We ask students to recycle lunch items such as yogurt containers which are rinsed and placed in classroom recycling bins.
By far, the greatest waste from the school is the volume of paper towels used in washrooms so last year we also started a school-wide composting program. We participate in the CBE composting program and now all of the paper towels from washrooms are collected and sent for composting.
Learn what we do for lunch and snack composting.