écoGNO: a new campaign mobilizes environmental awareness within the CSPGNO

February 27, 2020

écoGNO: a new campaign mobilizes environmental awareness within the CSPGNO

The Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) is doubling down on its efforts to take action today to avert the climate crisis of tomorrow with the launch of a new campaign called écoGNO.

The écoGNO campaign brings new awareness-raising initiatives and practical measures to CSPGNO schools with the aim of improving the students’ environment, the staff’s workplace and the everyday lives of all in an environmental perspective.

“Environmental awareness is already an important part of our school board’s vision, but this new campaign will greatly raise its profile. We want our schools to become even more active in raising awareness, changing behaviours and taking concrete steps to ensure the future of our planet.”

— Marc Gauthier, director of education and spokesperson for the écoGNO campaign

To oversee the campaign, the CSPGNO has created a new Environment Committee devoted to informing the school community about environmental concerns, with an emphasis on resource consumption. The committee will encourage schools to engage in awareness messaging and concrete day-to-day actions which uphold the 5-R principles.

  • Rethink
  • Reduce
  • Refuse
  • Reuse
  • Recycle

A promotional video for the launch of the écoGNO campaign is posted on social media. An awareness campaign will also roll out across all CSPGNO schools and administrative offices, featuring a series of five posters with attention-grabbing messages about specific consumer behaviours and their environmental effects.

The environmental committee will monitor the results of the écoGNO campaign in the field and support CSPGNO students and staff who wish to take action to ensure our world’s future.

Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in thirteen elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.