• British Columbia
  • Secondary

Collingwood School

Geo Syndicate

“It's our mission to reduce emissions”

  • 10 Challenges Completed
  • 6 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

The students each researched a type of renewable energy and we held a debate where they tried to convince the others theirs was the future of green energy. Many of the students are on the debate team so it was a lively exchange! In the end we agreed that a green future will have to be made up lots of different natural powered technologies as there is no one fits all, and each have their own environmental impacts and resource uses.

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

Students complete both options of the challenges by creating word clouds on future forms of transportation, or by researching and presenting a future alternative transportation such as the Flying V plane.

Community Connections

Completed

Description

Two students attended a local meeting hosted by SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation). They were able to directly engage in local issues and make a link with the school's sustainability council for future partnership work.

Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

The students and I handed in an electronic item at the start of the school day (phone, laptop, ipad) and felt the effects throughout the day. We got them back at the end of the day.

How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

We first calculated our carbon footprint using an online calculator. Then students made their own footprints to show how they can reduce them.

Images & Downloads

One Hour No Power

Completed

Description

Student's recorded >15 hours of no power time during their spring break.

Take-Home

Completed

Description

Student's recorded waste at home for a week.

The Phantom of the Classroom

Completed

Description

Students drew maps of their home to show where the phantom power sources are located and we made plans to reduce them.

Water Works

Completed

Description

Recorded water use at home over two days.

What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

Student's researched their own food item and drew a map. Matthew's food map was really detailed and interactive. I took a screen shot but this link might work too: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1TvXVT7N1TaAjwttoIcF19BuzeVW09hSg&ll=43.014050995973655-102.84865085000001&z=4

Images & Downloads

Game Time!

Incomplete

Get Growing

Incomplete

Story Time

Incomplete

Tips and Tricks

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

What’s Old is New Again

Incomplete

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