Preparing for Flood Resilience
Learners will learn what municipalities and authorities are doing to make their cities more resilient to flooding, while understanding the importance of flood risk management for their schools.
Puzzling Over Energy Issues
Learners learn about social issues and then choose one to research from the wide range of energy and environmental issues in the media today. Learners research the issues to generate between ten and fifteen keywords and clues for a crossword puzzle that they proceed to create online. While investigating a topical issue, they gain new vocabulary and explore unfamiliar concepts.
Ride, Roll and Stroll
Learners dream up creative ways to get to school, dance lessons, hockey practice, or a friend’s place. After analyzing the pros and cons of their wild rides, learners consider the more usual modes of transportation available to them and assess the environmental impacts of each.
This activity shows learners how to calculate how much of their study area is a permeable, semi-permeable or a non-permeable surface. Knowing this allows learners to estimate how much rain is soaking into the ground and how much is running off into sewers, drains and ditches. This is called a Runoff Footprint.
Learners investigate and explain a sustainability measure of their choice while presenting their information orally in a creative and dynamic measure.
Small Appliance Energy Reliance
Learners will investigate the energy usage of regular, every day small appliances.
Speak for the Trees
Learners will investigate energy use and relate it to the amount of trees absorbing CO2.
GreenLearning's Sustainability Guide is a holistic and comprehensive package for educators looking for ways in which they can implement sustainability actions in their schools and/or other non-traditional learning communities. It comes with a Planner Guide that allows educators, together with their learners, to develop their own sustainability plan for their school and/or community.
Take Action: Adopt a Drain Campaign
Learners will create a campaign to raise awareness about litter pollution around drains and storm sewers that find its way into local streams, rivers and oceans.