Montreal, September 21, 2017 - This fall, Quebec schools will have the opportunity to take part in the new My Charged Up School contest. The contest will enable primary and secondary schools to approach transportation electrification and sustainable mobility in a dynamic and practical way, through various fun and interactive classroom activities.
Six schools will win an electrifying prize package with activities that will be carried out in the winter and spring of 2018, including:
- A lecture on sustainable mobility
- Creation of a large in-school mural by a professional artist
- An inaugural event and fun fair in the topic of electrification
- A tour of a flagship company in this sector
From now until December 4th, interested schools can enter at:
An integrated approach tailored to schools
With this contest, Équiterre and its partners have devised a fun and practical way to educate about sustainable mobility and transportation electrification in schools. “The lecture given at the beginning of the project introduces young people to the basics of sustainable mobility, and creating a mural with a professional artist provides new perspective on the subject,” explained Colleen Thorpe, Director of Educational Programs at Équiterre. “The inaugural event that follows will celebrate the artwork’s unveiling and raise awareness about transportation electrification among school staff, parents, and even community members. In fact, they will get to ride an electric school bus, try out electric vehicles or bicycles, interact with various presenters, etc. — practical ways to understand Quebec’s growing electric shift.”
Free interactive tools on transportation electrification
In addition to this contest, interactive teaching tools adapted to the Ministry of Education’s programs will be available free of charge on the Équiterre website for all schools wishing to address transportation electrification. An additional brochure will be available for high school students to learn more about job opportunities in this flourishing sector in Quebec.
Actions to fight climate change and reduce GHG emissions
We are proud to support this project that fits in perfectly with the government’s vision of sustainable mobility and with our 2015-2020 transportation electrification action plan. The more aware the next generation is of electrification benefits, the more involved it will be in the future,” explained Laurent Lessard, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification.
It is important to remember that Équiterre is putting a lot of effort into meeting these goals with businesses through their Electrifying Encounters at work, while actively taking part in public policies and citizen mobilization campaigns to further transportation electrification in Quebec.
This project was made possible by funding from the Government of Quebec. We would also like to thank all the My Charged Up School project partners: Desjardins, the electric company Lion, the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation, Agora’rt, the Innovation Vehicle Institute (IVI), and the Montreal Science Centre.
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For more information:
Media Relations, Équiterre
514 605-2000, email@example.com
For information on the My Charged Up School contest:
(514) 522-2000 # 250, firstname.lastname@example.org