This article is over 5 years old and may contain outdated information.


The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is back!

  • Jan 07, 2014
  • 219 words
  • 1 minutes
Expand Image

Unplug your laptop, turn down the heat a degree or two and swap out those old electricity-sucking CFL light bulbs. It’s that time of year again — the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is on!

Canadian Geographic Education, in partnership with Shell Canada, just launched the third annual school-wide competition, aimed at increasing students’ energy awareness and challenging them to trim kilowatts for great prizes. This year, Canadian classes, from Vancouver to Gjoa Haven, Nunavut to St. John’s, N.L., have the opportunity to win 40 prizes totaling $40,000, including $10,000 towards a school project that will reduce their school’s carbon footprint.

But prizes aren’t everything. Here’s a look at how much energy students saved during last year’s Classroom Energy Diet Challenge.

  • A total of 3,715 people pledged to reduce their energy use
  • 473.5 L of water saved
  • 156 hours of energy saved
  • 960 energy-saving challenges completed classrooms across Canada

Registration is open now until January 19, 2014. Refer a friend and click here to enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Take a peek at what Christine Todd, vice-principal at Duncan Cran Elementary in Fort St. John, B.C., has to say about the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge.


Are you passionate about Canadian geography?

You can support Canadian Geographic in 3 ways:

Related Content

Science & Tech

Energy use in Canada

Where and how we live affect how much energy we consume. Here’s what Canada would look like if the provinces and territories were scaled to represent the amount of energy they use.

  • 661 words
  • 3 minutes

Science & Tech

Earth day tips from the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Make every day Earth Day with these four environmental tips, compliments of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

  • 359 words
  • 2 minutes

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero families take on their biggest challenge yet

The Home Improvement Challenge ran concurrently around all other themed challenges and had the potential to have the greatest effect on household emissions

  • 1755 words
  • 8 minutes
Jeremy Bentham

Science & Tech

Shell’s Jeremy Bentham on the future of cities

The Vice-President of Global Business Environment and head of the Shell Scenarios team discusses the Future Cities project and how Canadian cities can be more sustainable

  • 1905 words
  • 8 minutes