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The Pembina institute's energy policy simulator gives people a chance to see how government policies -  like the carbon tax- affect emissions across Canada. With over 50 climate policy ideas to choose from, this open-source database can be used to deepen your understanding of how Canadian policies can be used to meet our emissions reductions targets.

The New Energy Projects map of Alberta showcases more than 200 clean energy projects, ranging from wind and solar to energy efficiency and clean tech. Student projects are also showcased. 

MyHEAT offers aerial thermal imaging. Students can use the online platform to explore their home's heat loss and compare it to other neighbourhoods in their city. This program can also be used as a way for students to engage in action projects to reduce heat and energy waste in their own homes. See also the new aerial maps that showcase solar energy potential of rooftops and where to position solar panels. 

Ocean Wise offers a traveling program visiting schools across Canada. To request a visit to your school, please visit the website

  • AquaVan - We offer two program styles to accommodate a maximum of 260 students or a maximum of 500 students. All programs include four staff as well as live marine invertebrates.
  • AquaZone - Full day program (four sessions) or half day program (two sessions) can accommodate up to 30 students per session and includes two staff, a selection of artifacts and live marine invertebrates.
  • AquaKits - Standalone kits ready for use in your classroom complete with lesson plans, rented per day of use plus transportation costs to and from your location.

 

Vertical Oxygen can help schools design and install living walls. Their services include:

  • Initial consultation
  • Design, installation, and maintenance of walls
  • Plants
  • Automatic irrigation system
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance training

Custom applications include:

  • Mobile living walls
  • Integrated aquaponics
  • Off-grid solar PV powered systems
  • Rain-water irrigation
  • Double-sided living walls

Sustainable Me has an excellent series of short video interviews with Albertans about their sustainability projects, including business owners, home builders, educators, and environmental advocates.

The Alberta Council for Environmental Education YouTube channel is a resource for teachers wanting to get inspired and inspire their students to take action. The channel features a variety of short video clip success stories of student-led action projects. 

This Electricity Usage Monitor is available to order online and calculates operating costs of household appliances.

This Plug-In Energy Monitor is available to order and tracks how much energy each appliance uses. 

Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use calculator allows students to estimate their annual energy use and cost per year. 

Full Circle Adventures provides field trip programs for Grade 5 and 7 students in various parks within or just outside of Calgary. Students will learn about traditional uses of plants, human impact, and different world views.