A pandemic. Extended school closures. Teaching and learning from a distance. Despite more than a few obstacles, the 2020 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC) has ended on a high note! Teachers and students persevered through these difficulties and worked incredibly hard to learn about energy, both in the classroom and at home.
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets to protest the treatment of the environment. This was the first Earth Day, which is now a global event. Wednesday April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and this year’s theme is climate action.
We are inviting all Canadians to take on this simple, spring-themed Citizen Challenge! Trees and plants clean our air, provide shelter for wildlife, provide medicinal ingredients and food, and help to regulate air temperature in cities. With this in mind, we’re encouraging Canadians to consider their spring gardening plans and channel their green thumbs.
We are calling all Canadians to take on this Citizen Challenge! Have you ever thought about the distance the food you eat travels from its source to your plate? The farther something has to travel, the larger its carbon footprint. For the first Citizen Challenge, we are encouraging Canadians to grab their recipe books and to think local!