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Environment

Your Life on Earth

  • Our planet has been around for 4.5 billion years, but how has it changed in your lifetime? Enter your birth date and investigate how the world around you has changed since you’ve been alive – the amount the sea has risen, how much fuel and food we’ve used, the species we’ve discovered and endangered, and more.

Alberta Stewardship Network

  • The Alberta Stewardship Network (ASN) is a provincial stewardship initiative, with partners from federal and provincial government agencies, non-government organizations, community stewardship groups, and Aboriginal communities. This site is your portal to all you need to know about environmental initiatives in Alberta.

One Simple Act School Toolkit

  • This site provides grades one to six teachers with the tools and resources to have students personally commit to one of ten simple acts that protect the environment. This toolkit is flexible, offering a collection of tools that teachers can draw on based on students’ needs

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

  •  Students across the country can compete in this challenge with the aim to increase their energy awareness and help improve energy literacy. Follow along as classrooms and student groups from kindergarten to Grade 12 compete to win prizes.

Walk Score

  • Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.

Every Empty Counts

  • There are all kinds of creative ways to bring the benefits of recycling into the classroom! This site compiles some hands-on activities and resources that teach students why recycling beverage containers is important, what happens after they recycle, ways to reduce waste in Alberta, and how people all over the world are recycling, too.

Re-Energy

  • Re-energy.ca is engaging, hands-on science that enables high school students to see how science and technology are applied today to create a clean energy future. This education program includes all detailed construction plans and lesson plans for students to build an actual working model of a renewable energy technology: a wind turbine, a solar oven, a hydroelectric generator, or a biogas generator.

Outdoor Activity Finder

  • Studies show outdoor time helps children grow lean and strong, enhances imaginations and attention spans, decreases aggression, and boosts classroom performance. This site helps you find an outdoor activity to do, in any of the four seasons, based on your interests.

Roots and Shoots

  • Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s global network of youth taking action to make the world a better place. The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen – for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots global network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to help make our world a better place.

Yellowfish Road

  • Trout Unlimited Canada’s Yellow Fish Road™ Program is a nation-wide environmental education initiative. Since 1991, thousands of Canadians have learned about water pollution and the impact it has on the health of the local waterbody.  The website has teaching resources available for download.

Biodiversity Matters

  • Youth from across the world have drafted a Youth Accord for Biodiversity that was presented to International leaders at the Convention of the Parties, (COP), in Japan, October 2010. This accord contributed to the International Youth Declaration on Biodiversity. Visit the website for information on how you can become involved.

Tread Lightly

  • Get ready to step into a greener future today! This site features innovative online educational tools and resources designed to empower youth to reduce their ecological footprints and take action on climate change.

Earth Hour Game

  • Turn off as many lights as you can and learn more about Earth Hour!