• British Columbia
  • Elementary

New Life Homeschool Association

New Life co-op Energy Savers

  • 6 Challenges Completed
  • 11 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

After introducing "renewable energy" to co-op, students got into groups and each group researched on one type of renewable energy (what it is, pros & cons, where in Canada do we see this being used, development and challenges). We then had the chance to vote on which one we should invest our tax dollar and technology to develop.

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Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

We talked about "needs" vs "wants" and watched video about the wasted we created. Since most families attended the Delta landfill field trip last year, students still remembered the experience of walking on the mountain made up of garbage. Students were invited to made a document to share their needs & wants.

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One Hour No Power

Completed

Description

We started this challenge after Phantom Power challenge and encouraged families to get involved. Because of COVID, many field trips and classes are online. Families are creative in having lessons without power. It could be a challenge but also fun and a nice break to have no screen time and go outside!

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Round and Round it Goes

Completed

Description

We watched an video identifying the problem that buying & disposing creates a lot of waste. We looked at how many big names in the fashion industry are making the change to minimize waste starting from planning, sourcing, & designing. Students then research companies that is embracing circular economy (some start with the materials, while others focus on design & process) and share with us their findings.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

Completed

Description

After brainstorming the term "Phantom Power" and learning by watching a video, the teacher showed a few examples around her room. We also learned about bird's eye view and floor plans. Students went to different rooms in their house drawing the floor plan and "hunting" for phantom power, and came back to share their findings.

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What’s Old is New Again

Completed

Description

Altoid tin boxes were donated by a parent and students were encourage to use their imagination and creativity to upcycle and share their creation.

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Story Time

Incomplete

Buckle Up

Incomplete

Community Connections

Incomplete

Get Growing

Incomplete

How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Incomplete

Limited Edition: Game Time!

Incomplete

Take-Home

Incomplete

Tips and Tricks

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

Water Works

Incomplete

What’s For Lunch?

Incomplete

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