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Get to Know contest:
Get outdoors, Get to Know, Get Prizes, Get Published! Calling all student artists, writers, and photographers - Robert Bateman wants to see what you've created that has been inspired by nature. Each Spring, the Get to Know contest opens for art, writing, and photography entries from youth across Canada. Prominent Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman is inviting youth across Canada to create works of art, writing, or photography that celebrate biodiversity. Prizes include trips, cameras, having artwork published in a nationally distributed calendar and more. Get contest details and entry info at www.gettoknow.ca
Energy Saving Tips for students and families
- Turn computers, TV’s and game stuff “off” when you finish with them.
- Use a programmable power bar for all your plug-in equipment.
- It’s a matter of degrees - turn the thermostat down, and slip into a sweater.
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- Use both sides of the paper.
- Bike, walk or blade to school.
- Get into “food” recycling... and feed the worms! Set up a worm composter
- Talk about your energy reduction ideas with others at school, home and work.
- Play “energy” games and have contests and come up with a winner! Check this energy game example:: www.clarkson.edu/highschool/k12/project/energychoicesgame.html
Become more 'green' in your own little way -- reduce the juice! If everyone does their own part, we can lessen the energy demand, and help our environment.
And here are some helpful web resources:
- (OF)2: Our Footprints, Our Future!
An international initiative that encourages youth (ages 19 and younger) from around the world to use online tools and resources to measure their carbon footprint and develop ways to reduce their carbon usage.
- Walking the Talk
The BC Sustainability Education Network (also known as walkingthetalk) is a social network for individuals, organizations and government to collaborate in order to move sustainability education forward in British Columbia.
- Carbon footprint calculator
Your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide), which were induced by your activities in a given time frame. Usually a carbon footprint is calculated for the time period of a year. Kids, figure your carbon footprint out here!
Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities - now and for the future.