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Toronto Catholic District School Board

St. Richard Eco Fair

Friday, April 26, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

As a Platinum certified Eco School, we are always looking to build environmental responsibility and awareness among our school community by providing enriching and authentic experiences. St. Richard's Eco Fair will allow us to showcase some ventures and organizations in our community that have similar visions.


Neighbouring schools have been invited to participate in the day, which will immerse students in rich environmental learning experiences. 


Students will also participate in a scavenger hunt at The Meadoway ( identify some of the native species growing in the meadow, and play an invasive species game!

There will be a number of vendor tables for students to visit, including:

  • Stream of Dreams  learn about protecting our watersheds, and paint a fish for a mural to be installed at visiting schools
  • Milk Bags Unlimited – learn how to recycle milk bags into mattresses for homeless citizens
  • Bags 2 School – learn about the importance of textile upcycling
  • Cathy’s Crawly Composters – learn about vermicomposting and explore the composter and worms
  • University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus – learn about their edible campus, and plant a seed to bring back to school
  • Toronto Waste Management – race against your classmates to sort garbage, recycling and composting accurately
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation – learn about protecting Canada’s wildlife and using resources wisely
  • Alpha Phi Omega Green Thumbs Urban Garden – learn about how you can grow rice in your garden


Students from St. Richard will lead the following activities: 
  • QR Code learning experience – students will scan QR codes and learn about the birds and pollinators who visit our school and meadow
  • Tree Identification – how well do you know the trees in your neighbourhood?
There will also be other hands-on activities, lead by students from Francis Libermann and St. John Paul II high schools. 


Don't forget to bring your (electronic) recycling!

An Ontario Electronics Stewardship truck will be located in our parking lot for families to drop off end-of-life electronics for responsible recycling.