This generation cares about saving energy
Today’s youth are more environmentally conscious than any generation before them. They know that collectively, their individual actions can make a big impact.
This generation of students will transform the way we think about energy and sustainability. That’s why we offer an initiative for teachers and students — Generation E. We provide classroom-friendly resources, hands-on activities, and lesson plans that teachers can use to help their students understand their energy use and empower youth to create change among their family, friends, and community.
Designed for students & teachers
We offer resources for multiple age groups on the Generation E website:
- Kindergarten to Grade 5: activity books, colouring pages, and other resources to explain what energy is and why it’s important to use less of it
- Grade 6: learning sheets, games, and group activities to help introduce students to the concept of energy efficiency and identify ways to save energy
- Grade 9: assignments that encourage independent learning, like cost-benefit calculations and a home energy review, to help students better understand their energy use and how to create more energy-efficient spaces
Over time, we’ll expand the Generation E initiative to offer more educational resources for more age groups.
GET YOUR CLASS INVOLVED
We’re here to help teachers bring up-to-date and engaging information about energy efficiency into their classrooms. If you’re a K-12 teacher and are interested in getting your classroom involved in the Generation E movement, visit the Generation E website or get in touch by emailing us. Our team will help you access the resources, lesson plans, and presentations you need to empower and educate your students. Our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator is also available to come to your classroom to give a free presentation in French or English.
ARE YOU A PARENT?
We encourage you to have conversations about energy efficiency with the children in your life. This can be as simple as explaining what energy efficiency is about — using less energy to do the same job and getting the same or a better result — and discussing the negative consequences of not using energy efficiently, like energy waste, higher energy bills, and climate change.
Need some ideas? This checklist has some easy tips to help the young people in your life start saving energy. If you want to get your student involved in Generation E, tell their teacher about the initiative and ask them to contact us at email@example.com for more information.