The EcoChallenge is an activity that involves the whole family in researching what waste, energy, water and stuff is used in a home and then taking action to reduce it. Some parents really enjoyed the activities. "The boys have brought awareness to our home so that we can all be more environmentally friendly. I’ve never … Continued
holy moly! Jaffray students finished the EcoChallenge off with a bang. They were very excited to receive their frisbees from Fortis to celebrate all the work they have done over the last 4 weeks. 5738 ecopoints – Jaffray (16 students)
We are earning more and more ecopoints in the East Kootenay schools as students take more and more actions with their EcoChallenge booklets. Students were excited to receive shower timers from Fortis as prizes for participating in the challenge. This week students earned: 756 ecopoints in Fernie (8 students tracking) 3698 ecopoints in Jaffray (17 … Continued
The East Kootenay schools have taken the EcoChallenge and are tracking their points. Both Fernie Isabella Dicken Elementary and Jaffray Elementary are participating in the challenge. WEEK ONE: 595 ecopoints Fernie (4 students tracking) 2530 ecopoints Jaffray (14 students tracking) Both schools are getting a better grasp on how to use the EcoChallenge booklets to … Continued
Students spend 4 weeks challenging themselves to use less. The Beyond Recycling EcoChallenge wasn’t easy, but it showed students and their families that our everyday actions have an impact on the environment and that simple change can reduce our impact. Families were challenged to investigate their home and then come up with ideas and take … Continued
Last week, we looked at how our actions can have a negative impact on the earth. This week, we took a different perspective and looked at how our actions can have a positive impact. We also started the Beyond Recycling Family Eco Challenge. Through the Eco Challenge we will have a chance to look at … Continued
This week we looked at where we get our energy from and how it gets to our homes and schools. We played a game that helped the students follow the path from hydro dam to electrical socket and all the steps in between. We also looked at the impacts of energy production from nuclear waste … Continued
So – truth be told, the classroom did get a little messy. That’s what happens when you take recycling into your own hands. When using blenders, water, scraps of paper it’s bound to get a little messy. Lots of fun was had with students creating their own handmade recycled paper.
This week we examined the size of our ecological footprint. We looked at how our actions can impact the size of our footprint, and how different countries have different size footprints. We were amazed to see how every choice we make, every day, can increase or decrease the size of our footprint. Our class put … Continued
Jaffray Elementary looked at what the difference is between our needs and our wants. We noted that we NEED things like food, shelter and water. We WANT things like our ipod and brand name clothing. We also looked at what the word SUSTAINABILITY means and how each choice we make can impact future generations.