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Exciting Program Challenges and Opportunity to Win Prizes!
The Great Canadian Stormwater Challenge
First prize: $500
Second prize: $250
Third prize: $250
In the Stormwater Challenge, youth will have the opportunity to research, develop and implement a stormwater action plan for their school or community. The program will engage students in taking action against the risk of flood damage and water pollution. In the process, they will enjoy the challenge of collaborating with peers and competing against other schools for the chance to win prizes and awards.
In its aim to transform youth across Canada into Stormwater Stewards, the program will enable students to:
- Trace the rain from its formation in clouds to its arrival onto the school roof and property — to its ultimate destination — the local sewer or stream.
- Calculate runoff from roof and paved surfaces based on future storm predictions, estimate flood risk and develop a short and long term plans to storm-proof the school (climate adaption).
- Present their Stormwater Masterplans to their class, school and local authorities like councillors or their local school board.
- Plan, build, install and monitor downspout disconnects, rain-gardens, permeable paving, french-drains and rain barrels.
Solar Oven Challenge
Grand prize: $500
Second prize: $250
Third prize: $250
In the Solar Oven Challenge, students are invited to use our detailed construction plans to build working models of a solar oven. It is designed to teach students about solar heat, solar electricity and other clean energy technologies, but can be modified to incorporate culinary arts, food safety and culture. You may use the solar oven construction plan provided at re-energy.ca, or your students can design their own plans.
As students explore renewable energy hands-on, they can expect to:
- Discover the fundamental principles of biology, chemistry and physics,
- See the application of science and technology to some of today’s most important environmental issues,
- Enjoy the challenge of building working models of a solar oven.
Lending a Hand Challenge
Prize: $500 Matching Funds
Are you interested in introducing your students to the world of micro lending, cooperative banking and social finance? We want to hear from you!
Starting this September, GreenLearning is looking for a minimum of 15 high school classes across Canada to participate in an innovative project called “Lending A Hand Challenge – Introducing Youth to Micro Lending.” In this project, high schoolers will learn how they can tie personal financial success to priorities like personal happiness, a more equitable society and a sustainable future.
Energy Revealed is a groundbreaking program for youth across Canada that will completely revolutionize the way that youth understand and interact with energy and change the face of energy education. Energy Revealed is grounded in research, backed by science, and is data driven. By making energy visible, it will turn youth into expert energy managers, and will result in measurable reductions in greenhouse gases in the short term, creating a new generation of responsible and innovative energy users over the long term.
Energy Revealed helps schools, the environment and empowers students to:
- Become energy efficiency experts and future energy managers.
- Develop their competencies, innovative mindsets, and workplace skills, preparing them for careers in a low carbon economy.
- Drive down the use of electricity, gas, and water at school, at home, and in their communities.
- Help reduce greenhouse gases, utility bills, and carbon levy payments.
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ROSALIND POON, TEACHER CONSULTANT,
RICHMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT BC
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RON BALLENTINE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR,
HALTON DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
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