Turn over a new leaf in your classroom

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge
Image courtesy of Canadian Geographic.

Take the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Teachers, don’t miss your chance to register for the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC). Sign up by Jan. 22 to participate in this free, fun, educational challenge to raise awareness about energy related issues.

What is the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge about?

Registered Canadian classrooms from Kindergarten to grade 12 participate in up to 25 challenges between Jan. 30 and April 26, 2017. The more challenges a classroom participates in the more points they receive, increasing their chances to win a prize. There are over 100 prizes to be won this year for a total of $40,000.

Challenge topics include:

  • a green powered Canada,
  • the phantom of the classroom,
  • track your trash,
  • making the energy grade, and
  • how big are your carbon feet?

There is even a challenge to produce a one-minute video about the importance of youth energy awareness. Winners of the video contest will be chosen through a combination of public voting, which takes place between April 3 and 26, 2017, and a panel of judges.

Not convinced yet? Read “10 reasons your class should take part in the CEDC” written by teachers whose classrooms have participated in the past. You can also view videos that Global TV crews have produced based on their classroom visits.

Ontario EcoSchools Program

Ontario EcoSchools logo
Image courtesy of Ontario EcoSchools.

This environmental education and certification program is also for students in Kindergarten to grade 12. One of Burlington’s platinum-certified EcoSchools was profiled in a Take Action Burlington post last year.

Burlington Community Energy Plan

School based programs such as the CEDC and Ontario EcoSchools raise awareness about energy and other environmental issues within our community. Such programs are necessary to help the City of Burlington achieve the “behaviour change and a culture of conservation” goal of the Community Energy Plan.

Take Action Burlington classrooms by registering for the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge or to be an Ontario EcoSchool. Collectively we can make a difference!

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