• Ontario
  • Elementary

Riverview Academy

Environmental

  • 16 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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We researched energy resources in Canada. We decided to focus in on Uranium. We found a graph that shows most Uranium is from Saskatchewan. One student also drew a picture of the element.

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Buckle Up

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We discussed smart mobility and it’s definition. We listed different types of mobility and decided which are best for the environment. We created a poster that shows different categories of transportation. We rated each of them and included examples. Our goal is to show transportation with the least amount of emissions.

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Community Connections

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We found an organization that needs milk bags to be collected. We sent out a message to family and friends to make that happen! These bags will be cut into strips and weaved into sleeping mats for those living in poverty.

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Do You Really Need It?

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As a class, we talked about what we use daily that uses energy. The class decided to not use their phone. They were able to replace their phone time with things like playing and drawing. They were surprised the day went by quickly and they had fun!

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Game Time!

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We discussed the positives and negatives food waste. We designed a board game with the goal of getting to the finish line first. Positive actions allowed for the game piece to move two steps forward. Negative food waste had players move 2 spaces back.

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Get Growing

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We planned and mapped out our raised bed garden. We also purchased seeds and have started the germination/growing process. Last year, we saved seeds from the produce we grew. We have started those seeds as well. We will compare their growth to see if one seed type is better then the other. We discussed photosynthesis and carbon off setting. Hopefully our garden will be successful and do just that!

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We used a carbon calculator (climatehero.com) to find our carbon footprint. It was rather high. However, it gave us suggestions on how to lower it. That was very helpful! The students each designed a foot to include those suggestions.

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One Hour No Power

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We make of point of using natural light in the classroom. One day we used no technology and relied on books for learning. Although we have submitted our hours, we will continue to work at this!

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Story Time

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We discussed the use of single use plastics and encouraged our future readers to take part of a plastic diet, if they already haven’t.

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Take-Home

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We took note of everything placed in the garbage and recycling. We are thankful the garbage number is less then the recycling number!

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We listed what devices use power in our classroom. We watched a video on how electricity is produced. We also researched how to reduced phantom power.

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Tips and Tricks

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We discussed energy saving tips. The students drew out the ideas and presented them to family. The tips are: 1. Unplug and cords not being used. 2. Unplug devices that are completely charged. 3. Use natural light. 4. Turn down the heat and put on more clothes. 5. Hang clothes to dry.

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Video Challenge

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We researched how a backyard garden can save energy. We were inspired from the challenge where we planted seeds and plotted out a garden!

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Water Works

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We recorded every time we used water. It was surprising! Our school building has a naturally fed spring into our well, so our water consumption is not the same as your average school. Any water we don’t use, is absorbed back into the earth.

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What’s For Lunch?

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After we had our lunch, we wrote down all the ingredients of it. We then called each company to ask specifically where each item came from. Surprisingly, they couldn’t give us a definite answer. They could only tell us the country of origin. So our total figure is an estimate of how far our food travelled.

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What’s Old is New Again

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The students recycled toilet paper rolls for Valentine’s Day treats.

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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