• Ontario
  • Elementary

Meadowlands PS

A - Les petits monstres de Mme Ramharry

“The grass is green where you water it. - L'herbe est verte là où vous l'arrosez.”

  • 6 Challenges Completed
  • 11 Challenges not completed

Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

We discussed Needs vs. Wants, and decided on what we could do without for 24 hours - and what activities we could do in lieu. It was oddly tricky to convince certain individuals that being stuck to a screen wasn't essential to their survival!

How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

Activity: Quebec eco-footprint survey. Discussions: The students were very curious about the implications of using too much energy, and floored by how much they used at home.

Take-Home

Completed

Description

Discussion - what goes where and how to recycle-reuse-reduce-reappropriate effectively. Activity - sort through your garbage for a week to determine where to put recyclables or what could be used in lieu of single-use items.

Tips and Tricks

Completed

Description

We brainstormed as a class energy saving tips, and our secretaries elaborated the master list, which they decorated afterwards.

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Water Works

Completed

Description

Discussions: Water shortages and the involvement of Canadian non-profits worldwide to support efforts to provide communities with potable water, food, medical support, shelter, etc. We also read the Water Walker (Joanne Robertson) and explored the work of the Women who walk for Water & Autumn Peltier.

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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

We decided on an eclectic menu (with 2 desserts) that would require some assembly: -Sushi -Tacos - Chocolate Cake -Ice-cream. Then we wrote out recipes and imagined where the ingredients may have come from (how far some may have travelled). We discussed eating local and the 100km diet.

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A Green-Powered Canada

Incomplete

Buckle Up

Incomplete

Community Connections

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Get Growing

Incomplete

Limited Edition: Game Time!

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Round and Round it Goes

Incomplete

Story Time

Incomplete

The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

What’s Old is New Again

Incomplete

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 28,843 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 856 Hours of no power
take_home 6,270 Items Kept from Landfill