• Ontario
  • Elementary

Riverview Academy

Environmental

  • 17 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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After our class debate on electricity, we determined that hydroelectricity is a better choice over nuclear. It is renewable and readily available. We feel nuclear power has to much potential to damage the environment. This debate was fun, trying to get the other to agree with us. It went well and it was a friendly debate.

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Buckle Up

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We looked at a number of future transportation modes. (Hyper loop, autonomous helicopters, super trains and elevated cycle paths.). We decided on the elevated cycle path.

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Community Connections

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Our city plans to plant one million trees by 2040. We were able to plant three trees today! One was a sapling, and two are in the germination phase. (We used seeds from an apple).

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Do You Really Need It?

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We discussed needs and wants. Although what we gave up didn’t go as planned, we did learn about the importance of energy and saving energy.

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Get Growing

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We talked about how plants and trees can help even out carbon dioxide levels. This was emphasized with the photosynthesis worksheet. We also planted some bean seeds. They germinated in a plastic bag. They were then transferred to pots and are growing well!

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We were so surprised at our carbon footprint. The online calculator we used was easy to navigate. It also allowed us to easily compare our carbon footprint with that of someone in a developing country. We are very inspired to reduce our footprint!

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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We talked about food waste and the effects it has. We thought of ways to combat it. We acted both sides out. We also watched videos on how diesel fuel is produced and how oranges are grown and transported.

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One Hour No Power

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Our main way to save power was to complete our school work using only natural light.

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Round and Round it Goes

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The students learned that by reusing materials we can save energy. All the money raised from this bike recycling program goes back into the community! We have purchased a bike from this charity ourselves.

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Story Time

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We watched videos to learn what the threat of greenhouse gases are. Since carbon dioxide is a large contributor, we focused on that for our story. The book is a group effort with everyone helping on each page.

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Take-Home

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We tracked our garbage and recycling use. We did not track everything, but our goal was to have more recycling then garbage on our waste collection day. We were successful! We are also trying an experiment involving a plastic grocery bag and one which is biodegradable. We probably won’t be able to let you know the results of this this school year, but hopefully in the near future!

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We looked at two rooms in our house-the kitchen and the office. We made a promise to unplug items that are not in use. We realized so many things are plugged in for our ease, so we can just use it as we need it.

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Tips and Tricks

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We talked about how we could save energy in our house. The students came up with ideas and put them on a poster.

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Video Challenge

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The students researched ways to save energy outside. They worked together to make this video.

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Water Works

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We read a book about planet earth. We also tested UV treated water and compared that to reverse osmosis treated water. We determined that RO water is healthier and will be sure to fill our cups with that.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We thought of our neighbours garden this past summer. She also has chicken, so everything but the butter and spices could come from her garden. So this is a very small carbon footprint recipe!

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What’s Old is New Again

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We created dog toys out of old socks. Instead of throwing the socks away and needing energy to process them, we gave them another purpose.

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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