Green Culture

Green TCS

TCS Green Cup

Since 2005, TCS has hosted an annual eco-competition between the 10 student houses. Throughout the school year, each house undertakes actions that improve the state of the environment and increase awareness of environmental issues and strategies. A trophy and prizes are presented to the winning houses (one day and one boarding house) each spring. Recent winners:

  • 2016 Rigby House & Bethune House
  • 2015 Wright House & Brent House
  • 2014 Orchard House & Burns House
  • 2013 Rigby House & Ketchum House
  • 2012 Rigby House, Orchard House & Burns House
  • 2011 Rigby House & Burns House
  • 2010 Wright House & Burns House

Points from the Green Cup contribute to each houses Langmuir Cup totals.

Eco-Service

TCS students are able to gain valuable knowledge and skills when they choose environmentally-themed service learning opportunities. We are able to provide much-needed assistance to our “neighbours” in local parks and nature reserves where we help with tree-planting, invasive species removal, seed-collection, gardening, and more. The authentic learning and sense of valuable accomplishment for our students is powerful. They learn how to put their environmental awareness into action.

Students are also able to experience international environmental service trips, including Me-to-We Ecuador and The Island School, Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up

Every autumn, TEAC organizes a student-led shoreline clean-up of the Ganaraska River in Port Hope as part of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up. Annually, 20 to 40 TCS students participate and over the years they have removed hundreds of bags of garbage and recyclables, improving the aquatic habitat.

Earth Day

Annually since 1971, TCS participates in Earth Day activities each April 22nd. These include tree plantings, guest speakers, garbage clean-ups and hikes.
www.earthday.ca

 

TCS Environmental Sustainability Fund
Established by Jill and John Gilbert '56

The TCS Environmental Sustainability Fund supports programs and infrastructure that reduce the environmental footprint of the School and develop an environmentally responsible culture in our people.