Take on the Citizen Challenge by taking on the Take Home challenge!
Sadly, the majority of us use plastic things every day. We can recycle plastic, but a lot of plastic is single-use. Most plastics are not biodegradable and can take hundreds of years to break down.
Modelled after one of our 16 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge challenges — Take Home—this challenge invites you to show us your reusable bags and how much you save by using them.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Reusable bags that you use for your shopping and groceries
Calculator — To calculate how much you save in a year by using reusable bags
Once you’ve gathered your materials, take a pic of yourself with your reusable bags then calculate how much you save by using them in a year. To do so, estimate the number of times per week that you use reusable bags. Multiply this number by 52 then multiply the answer by $0.05. The number given is the estimate amount you save on plastic bags in a year.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter the contest, take a pic of yourself with your reusable bags and share it with us along with how much you save on plastic bags in a year. Submit the picture and amount to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a reply to our Citizen Challenge #2 social media posts on Twitter or Facebook. Entries must be received before noon on Friday, April 19th.
To be eligible to compete in the Citizen Challenges, you must be a resident of Canada and over the age of 18.
WINNERS AND PRIZES
A draw will take place in the afternoon of Friday, April 19th and three potential winners will be drawn. If eligible, each will receive a $100.00 Shell gift card.