The EcoStar Challenge is underway! As of November 1st, we have 167 students who have participated in an EcoStar Challenge, and been entered into our grand prize draw. What a great start to the school year.
Can I let you in on the Big Idea behind the EcoStars Challenge? We want to know what Hamilton teachers and students are doing to live more sustainably, and we want to share those ideas with other teachers and students. We want to create a space where we can celebrate each other’s success (“good job planting a rain garden!”) and learn from each other (“I didn’t know you could recycle markers; we should do that at our school!”). Every time a class completes a challenge, and that info goes on the climate change map, it gives inspiration to another class somewhere else in the city. Whether you choose to complete one of the awesome Challenges on our website, or do a different environmental action, we would love to hear about it at Green Venture. That allows us to share all these great ideas and actions with all the schools we work with.
This week Green Venture will be visiting Cable 14 to talk about the EcoStars Challenge, and give some simple ideas of Challenges for classes to complete. Check our YouTube channel later in the month to watch the video and be inspired!