• British Columbia
  • Secondary

Aspengrove School

Aspengrove Avengers!!

  • 2 Challenges Completed
  • 15 Challenges not completed

Do You Really Need It?

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Description

In class, we listed all the electronic devices, or energy draws in our houses, on a daily basis and then classified these into NEEDS and WANTS. We all chose one device, or method to reduce energy waste, to get rid of for at least 24 hours. I challenged students to not use this device for a week!! We watched a film called the 'Story of Stuff' which explained how our consumer economy works and how much we waste on a daily basis. Fact of the Day: Globally, only 1% of all products bought actually are still in use after 6 months! After relinquishing the device for the day or week, we discussed what was challenging about the task, what activities we did instead, and how we could try to be more sustainable in the future.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Students calculated their carbon footprint using www.footprintcalculator.org. They then studied stories about how children in other countries live by watching videos from www.kidsinothercountries.org. They then calculated the carbon footprint for these children and we compared our results. We discussed our different our lives were compared to children in other countries less fortunate than ourselves and discussed how our needs and wants were different depending upon circumstance.

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A Green-Powered Canada

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Buckle Up

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Community Connections

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Get Growing

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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One Hour No Power

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Round and Round it Goes

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Story Time

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Take-Home

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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Water Works

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What’s For Lunch?

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What’s Old is New Again

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Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 118,468 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 3,273 Hours of no power
take_home 25,944 Items Kept from Landfill