Home Energy Challenge

Now any member of the public can participate in the CEDC through our Home Energy Challenges!

Since 2012, the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC) has motivated Canadian students in kindergarten through Grade 12 to think about energy: how it’s produced, how it’s used, and how we can ensure a sustainable energy future for Canada and the world. Every year, we’re amazed at the enthusiasm and creativity demonstrated by our participating classrooms as they work through the 16 curriculum-linked challenges that make up the CEDC.

We feel confident that this generation of young Canadians will be well-prepared to meet the challenges of the future at home and abroad — but they can’t do it alone! That’s why this year, we’ve broadened the scope of the CEDC. We want to encourage Canadians young and old, and their families, to think about their energy consumption and explore ways to reduce it.

We’ve taken two of our most popular challenges from past years of the CEDC — How Big Are Your Carbon Feet? and What’s Old is New Again — and adapted them for use outside the classroom. See below for more details about this year’s Home Energy Challenges.

1. How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

February 7 – March 4, 2022

For our first Home Energy Challenge, we are asking Canadians to calculate their own carbon footprint and share what they can do to decrease it!

This challenge will be launched on our CEDC blog on Monday, February 7, 2022, and will run until Friday, March 4. Visit the website on February 7 for details on how to participate in this challenge and be eligible for some great prizes.

2. What’s Old is New Again

March 21 – April 15, 2022

For our second Home Energy Challenge, we are asking Canadians to share with us how they reuse items to keep them from going into landfills.

This challenge will be launched on our CEDC blog on Monday, March 21, 2022, and will run until Friday, April 15. Visit the website on March 21 for details on how to participate in this challenge and be eligible for some great prizes.

Prizing

For each Home Energy Challenge, a grand prize of one $1,000 cheque and 10 secondary prizes of $100 Shell Gas Cards will be awarded. All prizes will be determined by random draw.

Random draws for prizes will take place the week following each challenge period. All winners will be notified by email of their prize. To be eligible to compete in the Home Energy Challenges, you must be a resident of Canada over the age of 18. Consult the Rules and Regulations prior to submitting.

Contact

Please direct questions to [email protected].