Community Connections

Students will research and engage in an energy-saving initiative in their community.

72 Classrooms

Learning Outcomes

  • will have extended their knowledge and created or participated in energy-saving initiatives
  • will have learned various ways to make a local impact on a global issue


Complete one of the following options. You will only be able to submit work and get credit for one option.

Option 1: Create your own community initiative

Students will create and lead their own energy-saving virtual or in-person initiative in their community.

Option 2: Participate in an existing initiative in your community

Students will research existing energy-related initiatives in their community and participate in a virtual or in-person community event.



Please respect all school and governmental guidelines and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Review the 2022 CEDC COVID-19 policy here. This challenge does NOT require students to participate in an in-person event. For example, students can participate in a virtual initiative hosted by an organization (such WWF’s Sweater Day), or can create an initiative in which they engage their community through the teacher’s or school’s social media or a letter writing campaign (for example, encouraging members of the community to walk or bike to school or work instead of taking a car).   

Classrooms who have completed the challenge

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 138,460 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 2,653 Hours of no power
take_home 107,182 Items Kept from Landfill