The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

30 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

Students will work with their families to calculate the approximate number of water bottles they use in a week or the number of water bottles they save in a week by using a refillable bottle.

There is only one option for this challenge.

Please have students complete the challenge at home and calculate and submit the total number of plastic bottles saved in a week by all students. This will provide your class with an opportunity to discuss ways to reduce their use of single use plastics.

Learning outcomes

Using this activity, students will:

  • understand the importance of reducing their plastic waste;
  • brainstorm a variety of ways in which they can reduce their plastic use;
  • and take action/make plans to reduce their plastic waste.

Students will challenge their parents/guardians to calculate the approximate number of plastic bottles they are using/saving in their homes and think of ways to reduce their plastic pollution. 

Classrooms who have completed this Challenge

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Update on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC) in response to extended school closures

We are excited to announce the continuation of the CEDC! We understand that the extended school closures impose a few difficulties when it comes to continued participation in this program, and invite classrooms to channel their creativity and ingenuity to complete any outstanding challenges. Where possible, we will be maintaining the current structure, deadlines and prizing, and will be adapting the existing challenges to be more easily completed by members of the classroom who are self-isolating. If you are able to work safely and remotely to complete challenges with your students, please continue to submit your proof!

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and stay tuned for another update in the coming days.

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