• Alberta
  • Elementary

Collingwood School

Jalapeños verdes

  • 13 Challenges Completed
  • 3 Challenges not completed

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

Some of us made slides, some made posters, and others made word clouds on smart mobility.

Community Connections

Completed

Description

-We did research about what goes where (waste) -We had a kit from "Green Calgary". It had pictures of different items and we put them in the right "bins", like garbage, recycling and compost -We went to other classes and collected a sample of their garbage. -We sorted it and saw a recyclable paper in the garbage and paper in the recycling that could have been reused. We also saw food in the garbage. -We prepared presentations for each class -On Earth Day, we had a waste-free lunch initiative and went to every class to remind them

Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

We used reusable paper for this: -First, we drew two columns: "Need" and "Want" -Then, we wrote down electronic items and classified them in"Need" or "Want" -After that, we pledged to give up one item for a day. We took the sheet home, completed the challenge and brought it back to school signed by one of our parents. By: Jalapeños Verdes

Game Time!

Completed

Description

We researched about food waste and then we made board games with that information. By: Japaleños Verdes

Get Growing

Completed

Description

1. We watched a live broadcast about tomato seeds (Tomatosphere) 2. We went to different stations and studied tomato seeds 3. We planted tomato seeds 4. We made a booklet and recorded our observations in it

How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

We made a slide about our daily routines. We calculated our carbon footprint by taking a test. We then traced one of our feet on reused paper and wrote our carbon footprint results and what we can do better.

One Hour No Power

Completed

Description

-We spent time without lights on or any electronics and recorded the minutes. -Then, we split into groups to add up how much time we spent without using electricity.

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Story Time

Completed

Description

We wrote a letter to our future selves. We included what we learned during the challenge.

The Phantom of the Classroom

Completed

Description

We went on the computers and we searched what phantom power is. Then we peaked inside classrooms and checked if there was any phantom power. By Jalapeños Verdes

Tips and Tricks

Completed

Description

We used computers to research different types of waste. Then, we re-used some paper and made posters about what we had researched. After that, we hung them around the school. By Jalapeños Verdes

Water Works

Completed

Description

-We researched ways to conserve water. -We tracked our water use in our house for two days. On the second day, we used the strategies that we researched and tried to lower our water usage. By Jalapeños Verdes

What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

We researched a food ingredient from farm to fork and then we researched how far it travelled to get to Alberta. We used a world map and yarn to mark the places where how far the ingredient came from. By Jalapeños Verdes

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What’s Old is New Again

Completed

Description

The class had a "design challenge competition" and created wearable costumes out of recycled materials the students brought from home. Nothing was new except for the tape and the silicone they used to put their costumes together.

A Green-Powered Canada

Incomplete

Take-Home

Incomplete

Video Challenge

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