Climate Action Initiatives

On June 24, 2019 the following Board motion carried unanimously:

“That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) recognize that the breakdown of the stable climate and sea level under which human life has developed constitutes an emergency, and that in declaring a climate emergency the Board:

a) direct the Superintendent to develop a Climate Action Plan that establishes targets and strategies commensurate with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s call to limit warming to 1.5 degrees;

b) direct the Superintendent to report back on specific actions and resources that could be included in future correspondence to the provincial or federal government; and

c) demonstrate leadership by directing the Board Chair to write letters to other school boards, local MLAs, and Provincial government encouraging them to declare climate emergencies and develop targets and strategies to combat climate change.”

This page is a collection of the Greater Victoria Board’s work in creating a more sustainable learning community.


DateTitle Document Link
01/19/2022Letter to Utilities and Government Partners: BC Hydro 100kW Net Metering CapPDF
01/19/2022Letter to Ministries of Education and Finance: Funding for Electric BusesPDF
12/13/2021Board Motion: Funding Buses at Electric Bus Unit CostPDF
12/13/2021Board Motion: Climate Emergency & Capital Funding GapsPDF
12/13/2021Board Motion: Utilities Commission 100kW CapPDF
06/21/2021Board Motion: Climate Action PlanPDF
06/21/2021Board Motion: Green Teams Soft PlasticPDF
06/21/2021Board Motion: Working Committee and Consultation on Compost and WastePDF
2/25/2021Letter to Ministries of Education and Finance: Net Zero Capital Project FundingPDF
01/25/2021Board Motion to BCSTA: Net Zero Capital Project FundingPDF
01/27/2020Board Motion to BCSTA: Fund Less Carbon Intensive InfastructurePDF
01/27/2020Board Motion to BCSTA: Alternative EnergyPDF
09/20/2019Letter to all BC Boards: Climate ActionPDF
06/04/2019Letter to Victoria Regional Transit Commission: Transit CampaignPDF


DateSourceTitleMedia Link
11/26/2022Saanich NewsGreater Victoria students create art to promote energy conservationWebpage
10/19/2022Times ColonistGreater Victoria adds four electric school buses to its fleetWebpage
12/09/2020Victoria NewsTorquay Solar Panel ProjectWebpage
09/26/2019GVSDA Message from the Greater Victoria School Board ChairPDF


DatePolicyDocument Link
11/23/20206161.5 Instruction School GardensPDF


DateReport NameDocument Link
06/28/2023Draft Climate Action Plan 2022-2027PDF
06/22/20232022 Climate Change Accountability ReportPDF
06/08/20212021 Climate Change Accountability ReportPDF
12/13/2021Cedar Hill Middle School Replacement Project Energy OptionsPDF
06/21/2021Zero Emission Bus Purchase MemoPDF
06/15/2021Climate Change Accountability Report 2020PDF
05/10/2021Energy Manager Monthly Report May 2021PDF
05/10/2021Energy Manager Presentation to Operations Policy and Planning CommitteePDF
04/12/2021Energy Manager Monthly Report Apr 2021PDF
03/08/2021Energy Manager Monthly Report Mar. 2021PDF
02/09/2021Energy Manager Monthly Report Feb. 2021PDF
01/11/2021Energy Manager UpdatePDF
06/22/2020Carbon Neutral Capital Projects – 5 Year PlanPDF
06/08/2020Energy ManagerPDF
06/08/20202019 Carbon Neutral Action ReportPDF
03/02/2020Talking Tables Topic: ClimatePDF
03/02/2020IT for Learning Climate Action ReportPDF
02/10/2020Student Symposium Topic: ClimatePDF
02/10/2020SD61 Greening ApplicationPDF
01/20/2020Green Reynolds: Past, Present, FuturePDF
01/13/2020Environmental Sustainability and Climate ActionPDF
12/09/2019Reynold's Secondary Garden Project & Seed the CityPDF
10/28/2019Chair's ReportPDF
10/21/2019Managed Print Services ReportPDF
10/21/2019Managed Print Services PresentationPDF



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