“Every living thing needs energy (including you).” – Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship

Get started by meeting Community Climate Hero – Deirdre McGahern who will introduce us to sustainable building.  We even highlight sustainable building projects students have done to transform their school!

By reducing energy consumption at home and at school, and learning about building energy efficient buildings and renewable energy sources, you and your students can begin to make connections between daily energy choices and climate health. As you learn more about the opportunities and barriers that shape our energy use and our building practices, you can extend the lesson by exploring the impacts of alternative building, learning about creative ways local climate heroes are shaping the landscape of building best practices in our community.

Meet Community Climate Hero - Deirdre McGahern

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Activity - Green Building

Mathematics and Green Building

This ESD unit places mathematics at the forefront of a comprehensive critical thinking project. Students must design a “green” building, applying both math skills and sustainability principles. The goal of the resource is to increase awareness of sustainability while using and applying mathematics in a real-world context.

Making Connections

Ready to solve an energy mystery?

Watch Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship Landmark 16 Video – This Landmark encourages understanding the essential role of energy in our lives, as well as doing the detective work to reduce our own energy use, and learn about new renewable technologies.

In this region, our homes and residential buildings are responsible for one third of our community’s greenhouse gas emissions. Taking climate action at home is an essential part of our collective approach to addressing the climate crisis and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. Click on the house to the left for resources for at-home retrofits, achieving carbon neutral, and understanding energy audits!

Explore Further

Connecting with the Natural World – Learning about the environment and the community outdoors provides an authentic atmosphere that students relate to. Use this set of activities to introduce students to connections between Social Studies and the Conservation of Energy and Resources.

Green Learning – environmental education for Youth. Featuring resources and activities from environmental educators everywhere!

Grade 1 to 5 Lesson Plan

Energy Conservation Learning Activities- Elementary

This resource offers a progressive, grade-by-grade discussion of ecological concepts related to energy conservation. Lesson plans, essential background information – all curated by teachers, like you!

Grade 6 Lesson Plan

Saving Energy - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will introduce Grade 6 students to the financial costs of energy use. Through exploring the cost of lighting their classroom, students will understand financial concepts such as the hidden costs of everyday energy use, and gain a deeper understanding of managing finances in the real world.

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