Being mindful of one’s impact on the environment is important in building habits that help foster a more sustainable way of living. The Explorer Room Class at Campbell Children’s School have been challenging themselves through the Canadian Geographic Education’s Classroom Energy Diet Challenge to be more conscious of their environmental impact. The challenges they have been working on range from conserving their energy and water consumption, to growing plants, to even just learning more about how they can be more environmentally friendly each day. Now the Explorer Room students would like to include Grandview Kids on the fun they are having! Each week, this blog post will be updated with a new challenge for Grandview Kids to get thinking about how to lead an environmentally friendly life.
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To kick-off the Eco Challenge, Explorer Room students would like to challenge Grandview Kids to recycle 10 things in one day. Think you’ve got this one in the bag (or should we say, recycling bin)? If you’ve successfully completed this challenge, the students would love to see!
For week 2 of the Eco Challenge, Explorer Room students would like to challenge Grandview Kids to save 1 hour of power each day this week. Whether in the morning, afternoon or evening, we want you to make it work for your routine! Feel free to take inspiration from the Explorer Room class – instead of reading under a bright light, change it up and read by the window. The smallest changes can make the biggest differences in our ecological footprints!
For week 3 of the Eco Challenge, Explorer Room students would like to challenge Grandview Kids to innovate by creating “A Green-Powered Canada.” The challenge is to learn about renewable and non-renewable energy and how that can impact the future of Canada. They learned about solar and wind energy, so to compliment their lesson, they are building a Canadian community with a more earth-friendly theme. There are solar-powered street lights, windmills for energy production, electric vehicles and even community gardens to help reduce food miles! How would you design your green community?
Click here for the entire lesson from Canadian Geographic Education’s Classroom Energy Diet Challenge.