Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO)



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April 19, 2013 09:55 ET

Media Advisory: The Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario Launches Its New Eco-Responsible Program with an Important Gathering on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 19, 2013) - Students of the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO) - Eastern Ontario's French Public School Board -- wish to invite media to their Earth Day celebration on Parliament Hill on April 22nd.

More than 700 students, staff and guests of honour will be on site in an act of commitment and solidarity toward our planet, accompanied by the musical harmonies and artistic movements of students from École secondaire publique De La Salle French Public Secondary School.

The Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO) will also take this opportunity to launch a new Eco-Responsible Program.

Having implemented its environmental education program - the UN-recognized ISO 14000 for students - three years ago, the CEPEO will take the opportunity this Earth Day to pledge its commitment to an environmental management system based on the ISO 14001 international standard. This system will involve measuring and reducing the environmental impact of all management activities at its head office and throughout its 38 elementary and secondary schools. Both components are part of the CEPEO's Eco-Responsible program, which also includes an environmental policy.

WHAT: Earth Day celebration for students from the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario and the official launch of the Eco-Responsible Program
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Parliament Hill, Ottawa (outdoors)

Media who wish to cover this event are requested to contact Marilyne Guèvremont, Chief of Communications of the CEPEO.

Écoles de choix, Conseil de choix. A leader in education and environmental management, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO) is the only school board in North America to offer the ISO 14000 program for students, recognized worldwide by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The CEPEO is also currently integrating the ISO 14001 standard into its practices; this standard sets out requirements for an environmental management system. The CEPEO serves close to 13,000 students and includes 38 French-language elementary and secondary schools across Eastern Ontario.

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