Citizen Challenge #5: Get Growing

Article by Can Geo Education

We are inviting all Canadians to take on this simple, spring-themed Citizen Challenge!

Trees and plants clean our air, provide habitats for wildlife, supply us with medicinal ingredients and food, and help to regulate air temperature around the world. With this in mind, we’re encouraging Canadians to consider their spring gardening plans and get to work on their green thumbs.

Modeled after one of our 17 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge challenges—Get Growing—this challenge invites you to show us your gardens, big and small, indoor and outdoor!


This challenge will run from Monday April 5, 2021 until noon on Friday April 9, 2021.


This challenge can easily be completed from home and will help get you thinking about the vegetables, fruit and flowers that will soon be poking out of the ground! Are you currently starting to plant seeds indoors which you’ll pot out into your garden come growing season? Are you able to take cuttings from one of your house plants to start new plants? Do you have seeds sprouting in a tray on the countertop by the kitchen window? That’s all you need! 

  1. Show us how you “Get Growing”

    Take a picture of your plant or garden (include yourself in the photo if you like!) and share it with us along with a “Green Thumb” tip. Submit the picture and tip to [email protected] or leave a reply on our Citizen Challenge #5 social media posts on Twitter (@Energy_Lit) or Facebook (@CanGeoEdu) using #EnergyDietChallenge. Entries must be received before noon (EST) on Friday, April 9, 2021. 


A random draw will take place on the afternoon of Friday, April 9, 2021. The winner will receive a $100 Shell gift card. Prizes will be delivered via courier shortly after the prize draw.

To be eligible to compete in the Citizen Challenges, you must be a resident of Canada over the age of 18. Consult the Rules and Regulations prior to submitting. 


Please direct questions to [email protected]

Stay tuned for more Citizen Challenges throughout the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge!