Home Energy Challenge: How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

For our first Home Energy Challenge, we are asking Canadians to calculate their own carbon footprint and share what they can do to decrease it!

How many Earths does it take to meet your needs?

The planet’s natural resources aren’t infinite. A carbon footprint can be defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases directly and indirectly produced from human activities. Everything we do in our day-to-day lives influences our carbon footprint, from how we commute and get around to how we take care of household chores, such as doing the dishes and laundry. Even the food that you consume affects your individual carbon footprint.

For our first Home Energy Challenge, we are asking Canadians to calculate their own carbon footprint and share what they can do to decrease it!

Key dates

February 7 – March 4, 2022

How to participate

  1. Calculate your carbon footprint.
    Use one of these tools to learn about your impact on the planet:
    Global Footprint Calculator
    Carbon Footprint Calculator
    Zero Footprint Youth Calculator

  2. Make a pledge to reduce it.
    How many Earths does it take to sustain your daily needs? What changes can you make to reduce this number

  3. Tell us how!
    Share your pledge with us on social media by replying to one of our Home Energy Challenge social posts or by tagging us on Twitter (@Energy_Lit or @CanGeoEdu) or Facebook and Instagram (@CanGeoEdu) using #EnergyDietChallenge. Entries must be received before noon (EST) on March 4, 2022.

Winners and prizes

A grand prize of one $1,000 cheque and 10 secondary prizes of $100 Shell Gas Cards will be awarded. All prizes will be determined by random draw.

Random draws for prizes will take place the week following March 4, 2022. All winners will be notified by email of their prize. To be eligible to compete in the Home Energy Challenges, you must be a resident of Canada over the age of 18. Consult the Rules and Regulations prior to submitting.

Contact

Please direct questions to [email protected]