High School Climate Challenge
High School Climate Challenge (HSCC) is an innovative program providing high school communities with the tools to assess and reduce their school’s carbon footprint and contribute to climate change solutions and sustainable schools.
Our carbon calculator and associated resources will support students in developing concrete and relevant action plans. Students input data on electricity, heating, paper, waste, water, refrigerants and land use to track and calculate school greenhouse gas emissions. Our resources support a multitude of climate actions that you can take in your school. Choose from any one of ten audit categories and 140 actions and earn points. Top prize of $1,000 awarded to schools to implement green projects at school.
The main subject of in-depth study in this project is climate change. All provincial curriculum that covers climate change, air quality, environmental conservation, etc are a good fit. To see specific curriculum links, please visit the project website: http://www.cleanairchampions.ca/programs/high_school_climate_challenge/curriculum.php
School classes or environmental clubs can participate in the Climate Challenge. You will need to register your school at www.climatechallenge.ca to obtain access to the online carbon footprint calculator. We strongly encourage you to kick start the challenge at your school by booking a Clean Air Champion (Olympic, Paralympic, or National team athlete) to present at your school. Audience range from 30-300. See the attachment for details.
Instructions for Students
Interested in taking action on climate change in your high school? Visit our Take Action page at the URL below and Register your school.
Tools and Materials
Source:Clean Air Champions
Resource Type:Collaborative Project
Subject(s):Mathematics, Science, Civics & Citizenship, Environmental Studies, Global Studies,
Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Health, Taking Action,
Grade: 9 10 11 12
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