GreenLearning Monthly Calendars

February 2021- CLIMATE JUSTICE MONTH


These activities are designed for learning at home and at school.

Are your students social-savvy? Encourage them to share their journey with us! They can share photos or videos of their activities by tagging our social media accounts: @GreenLearning and by using the hashtag: #GreenLearningand we will respond!

Also, check out our February Spark Activity to challenge your students to explore a solution to a unique problem using an inquiry-based model!



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Celebrate Black Environmentalists

So many people are doing amazing work on a variety of environmental issues. Do a research project on one of these featured scientists here or using the link in the title!

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World Wetlands Day

This day is to raise global awareness about the vital

role of wetlands for people and our planet. Wetlands are land areas that are saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally.

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Inclusive Outdoor Spaces

Check out the organization Outdoor Afro, they celebrate and inspire Black leadership in nature and connect thousands of people to outdoor experiences and are working to change the face of conservation. Read their blog for inspiring stories, cool activity ideas, and ways to get involved!

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Become a Weather Wiz

Learn about different temperature measurements and how we report weather! How many millimeters of rain is enough to cause flooding? Become a weather wiz here!

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Winter Walk Day

Walking and wheeling to and from school is fun every day so we encourage you to #JourneyOutside throughout the entire month of February. A great way to celebrate is by holding an event in your school community.


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Weather Week!

Go to www.greenlearning.ca/decodingcarbon and take the climate policy quest

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Wildlife Bird Tour

Learn about cool Canadian birds in this virtual wildlife birdtour! See how many of these birds you spot during your backyard bird count! Record the birds you see to add them to your bird count.

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Climate & Our Food System

Did you know? GHGs made from the agriculture industry in Canada are between 17% and 32% of global emissions. Equal access to healthy and affordable food is a climate justice issue. Learn more about this topic by trying out these learning modules at home or with your classmates.

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Be an Intersectional Environmentalist

To become an intersectional environmentalist, it’s important to understand what the word ‘intersectionality’ means - learn about intersectionality here!

To learn about intersectional environmentalism, check out this blog! What are some first steps you need to take to become an intersectional environmentalist?

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Real World Ecosystems

Learn about Canadian ecosystems, cycles of matter, and your ecological footprint in this GreenLearning program!

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Learn How to Identify Bird Sounds

Sometimes when bird watching you may not be able to actually see the bird you are looking for but you may be able to hear them! This resource helps you learn how to identify birds based on the sounds they make. After you learn some songs go for a walk and mark down what birds and how many of them you hear!

Create a chart to represent your findings.

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The Great Backyard Bird Count!

Check out https://gbbc.birdcount.org/ to learn how you can take part!

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Family Day

Every 3rd Monday in February Canadians get this day off of school and work to spend time with their families! Try some eco-friendly crafts with your family today!

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Climate Roadmap

Use this climate change roadmap to learn 36 ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can then apply this knowledge in our climate policy quest: Decoding Carbon!

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Make sure to perform some random acts of kindness at school, at home, and in your community today! Don’t forget to also be kind to the Earth by recycling, composting, conserving water and energy!

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Black Environmental (BE) Initiative

Learn about the BE Initiative which advocates for environmental education of all people, particularly by and for racialized people. You can also check out this video to learn about black scientists and their accomplishments!

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Identify the Plants and Animals Around You

Head outside in nature and see how many plants and animals you can find and identify using the iNaturalist app! Snap a pic and have an entire community of ecologists identify the plant or animal!

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Save Energy Week!

Go to http://www.greenlearning.ca/programs/home-energy-detective-challenge/ to find out how much energy you use!

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Fight for Environmental Justice!

"Environmental Justice" is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Learn more about environmental and climate justice in this video!

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Complete the Home Energy Audit

Complete the home energy audit challenge! Search for ways your family wastes energy and create a plan to reduce your energy consumption at home. What behaviours or positive habits can you start? Register in this challenge for your chance to win a cash prize!

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Data Jam

Did you know environmental scientists use and analyze a variety of data for their research? Become an environmental scientist and learn how to analyze data in this fun STEM activity!

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Online Oceans

Learn about oceans online with Ocean Wise! Check out these live-streamed learning sessions on topics like Ocean Plastics, Sharks, and Arctic Adaptations. These lessons are free and easy to tune in on at home!

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Virtual Field Trips

Check out a bunch of cool places from the comfort of your own home! These virtual field trips will take you places like the San Diego Zoo, a farm, and even Mars!

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