One Planet Saanich supports schools, businesses and community groups as we all strive towards One Planet Living. One Planet Living is our vision for happier, healthier lives for everyone within the limits of our one planet. Our growing community works together to inspire and accelerate sustainability action. Join us!
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One Planet Student Challenge
The District of Saanich and City of Victoria are very pleased to invite all Middle and Secondary School students (Grade 6-12) in Greater Victoria to participate in the One Planet Living Student Challenge. This One Planet BC contest is led by OneEarth (a BC non profit organization) in collaboration with the District of Saanich and the City of Victoria. Students can enter submissions in one of two categories (video or illustration) – to explore how we can bring One Planet Living ideas into our communities and personal lives. This is about increasing our health and happiness, enjoying sustainable food, getting around by walking, biking and busing, going zero waste, and more.
Student submissions will be accepted between April 4 to May 20, 2022. Winners will receive cash prizes and participate in a June celebration event. They will also be showcased on the One Planet BC website – www.oneplanetbc.com.
For full contest details see: https://oneplanetbc.com/one-planet-student-challenge/
School Resources that align with One Planet Living Principles
One Earth has compiled a list of resources for schools that align with the goal of One Planet Living. Exceprts below:
- Bioregional's guidelines for Schools for creating One Planet Action Plans
- Sign up your school for Cool It! Climate Leadership Training – BC Sustainable Energy Association (bcsea.org) or use Cool It Resources for Parents, Teachers and Kids - by the BC Sustainable Energy Association - https://www.bcsea.org/cool-it/resources
- Video and teaching materials: Powering the Planet: Renewable Energy - Nature Lab - The Nature Conservancy - Join scientist Alex Wegmann on a Virtual Field Trip to explore a compelling question: How can we get the energy we need without harming nature?
- Online Resources for Remote Learning: Climate and Connection Unit - new from Be The Change Earth Alliance for middle and high school, with 15 values-based, solutions oriented modules aimed at online learning. https://www.bethechangeearthalliance.org/climate_connection_unit
- Lesson plans from #NatureForAll: a collection of curriculum from around the world on Nature
- Field trip: Capital Regional District Watershed Tours. Educators of grade 5 students and your class are invited to a free full day tour that offers a first-hand look at how water gets from the source to your tap.
- Field trip: Hartland Landfill 3Rs programs. Register your class (K-12) for an interactive workshop and/or interpretive tour of the Hartland Landfill and Recycling Drop-Off Facility.
- Lessons/Activities: Neighbourhood Nature School from Society Promoting Environmental Conservation.
- Resources for building a school garden from the Nature Conservancy
- Online self-directed learning for students (grades 4-9) Zero Waste Place program from Elements Society on padlet