What are some ways we can all save energy? Turn off the lights, conserve water, turn down the heat, unplug our electronics, and head outside! As the days are getting warmer I find myself heading outside more and more to unplug and relax, taking in the beautiful sights and sounds on Cape Breton. One of my favourite things to do outside is to get creative!
Since the announcement in March that schools would remain closed, Green Schools began planning ways to deliver lessons directly to students at home. While trying out this new way of engaging I requested to host Crafting Webinars for students interested in energy efficiency and getting creative! Crafting is not only fun, it serves as a visual reminder of what you’ve learned.
The Watts Off Energy Challenge is back! This exciting program was developed by Green Schools and Efficiency NS to challenge Grade six classes all across Nova Scotia to be the top classroom that demonstrates energy- saving behaviours in a fun and creative way.
"We got hats donated for our Energy Crew to wear during presentations and school wide investigations" - West Pictou Teacher, Gena Henderson.
A new article to come out every day about climate change, encouraging us to switch our sources of energy from Oil, Coal, Gas, to renewables. Switching to renewable energy is a shift we are starting to see in the world, which is fantastic! Green Schools visit students all across the province to promote another solution that can begin with a call. Energy efficiency is currently the easiest and most effective way of mitigating climate change.
This week we heard of another amazing Green Hero, Michael Braunmiller. Michael is a Grade 2 student from Riverside School in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Michael is often seen helping students understand the importance of saving energy and being energy efficient. Michael displays energy efficiency behaviours and leads by example among his classmates. He is the type of student that is always turning off lights that are not needed.