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Confronting our plastic problem

Tanya Kirnishni, Editor, Canadian Geographic Education
April 19, 2018

Plastic garbage is showing up not only in busy urban areas and regularly frequented parks, but also in natural conservation areas, waterways and coastlines all around the world. Here is what we can do to help.

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Citizen Challenge #6: Get Growing

April 16, 2018

While our northern climate can occasionally pose some challenges for outdoor gardeners, getting plants started indoors is simple, inexpensive and fun — and now is the perfect time to start!

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Citizen Challenge #5: Recycle, Reduce and Regift

April 4, 2018

Though we might not like to admit it, Canadians are wasteful. The good news is that there are simple and cheap ways to reduce the amount of stuff we send to the landfill. We just have to remember the 3 R’s:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

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World Water Day

Tanya Kirnishni, Editor, Canadian Geographic Education
March 22, 2018

The average Canadian use 251 litres of water per day. As Canadians, we take water for granted — not only are we surrounded by it on our three coasts, but we also have one fifth of the world’s fresh water resources. Consider some of the following ways that you can be more water efficient in your life.

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2018 Energy Educator of the Year Award

March 19, 2018

This award acknowledges hard working CEDC teachers who have participated enthusiastically in the challenge and who have shown commitment to fostering energy literacy in their school and community.

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