Earth Day

April 22, 2023

The planet is celebrating Earth Day and so is the Power Smart for Schools community.


About Earth Day

Earth Day takes place every April 22 and this year's theme, "Invest in Our Planet" is a continuation of 2022, to get everyone -  businesses, governments, schools, communities - everyone, to take action on climate change. 

Through some fun engaging activities, we'll explore how we can conserve energy and act sustainably to help our home, this planet. 

To celebrate the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together, we are developing Earth Day resources to encourage students to think about ways to care for the environment and how our actions can make a big difference.

Our Earth Day activities provide a link to the core competencies of the curriculum. The activities engage students in sharing ideas and solutions, having fun learning and sharing with others through creative thinking and making. 

There are also French materials available, perfect for those French Immersion or Francophone schools. 

Relevant core competencies


  • Connect and engage with others (to share and develop ideas) 
  • Collaborate to plan, carry out, and review constructions and activities 


  • Creative thinking: novelty and value
  • Critical thinking: develop and design

Social responsibility

  • Contributing to community and caring for the environment

The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Applied Design, Science and Arts Education. 

Activities we're working on

Earth Day is April 22

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Win awesome prizes

Complete our activities and submit photos for a chance to win sustainable eco-friendly plant kits and a visit from a visit from Science World & BC Hydro.