The following resources can assist you as a teacher or parent in educating children about climate change, and how to reduce your carbon footprint.
For children involved in the Cool It! Challenge through their school, many of these resources will help you complete some of the actions on the Challenge form and continue those actions into the future!
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NEW!! BCSEA's Teacher Classroom Resource Guide - this post Cool It! workshop guide has been developed by BCSEA to support students' deeper understanding of climate change and how their choices influence the future.
Home Energy Conservation For Kids - An excellent collection of over 15 links to other websites with information for kids
Fortis BC's Top Home Energy Saving Tips - Save energy and money with these tips, product advice and how-to videos
BC Hydro's Do it Yourself and Save - Small, do-it-yourself projects around the house to help you improve the efficiency of your home
BC Hydro's First Wave – A resource and learning platform for online and in-class conservation education
Meat Free Monday's meal recipes - Vegetarian recipes by Paul McCartney and his family
Chef Jamie Oliver's Meat Free Monday resource and cookbook - Excellent guide for teachers, with easy to follow recipes for kids
Global Footprint Network's Footprint Calculator - Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth
Global Footprint Network & Data World's Ecological Footprint Data set - measure the ecological resource use and resource capacity of nations from 1961 to 2013. Visualized in the data explorer.
CMHC's Green Housing - Information to help you understand green building and renovating practices, ways to save both energy and water and how to make your home a healthier place for your family
Save Water When Travelling - Information and resources about water conservation while traveling.