January 2019 Newsletter

Project Submission is almost here!

It is almost time to submit your projects! From January 15 to March 1 you will be able to submit your BC Green Games projects. We will send you an e-mail with a link to the submission form on January 15, you will also be able to find it on the website.

Winners will be announced April 4.

Tips for a Great Project

So you've taken action and documented your hard work, but now you're wondering how to put your project together? We have a few tips and resources for you!

  • All projects need a Team Photo, a Project Description/Essay, and of course the project itself. Get creative with your photos and videos to draw in more people to your project and collect more votes!
  • When submitting, keep in mind that all entries will be judged based on three qualities: environmental action, student involvement, and story telling & communication.
  • Before you submit: ensure that your project complies with copyright law! No entry may include any trademarked or third-party materials (photos, music, etc.) without obtaining written permission from the owners of the trademarked materials.
  • Visit the galleries to see what other teams have done in the past. You can check out an example video project and example photo essay to see what the layout looks like!

Voting

Online voting is available as soon as a project is submitted. Teams interested in the Call2Recycle Viewer's Choice Award, use this time to campaign! Encourage your school, parents, and community to vote for your project!

The Call2Recycle Viewer's Choice Award is a friendly voting competition that opens up as soon as your team has submitted your project.

How it works:

  • Viewers can vote once per hour
  • The four teams with the most votes by March 15 at midnight will be awarded a $500 prize for their school.

View all prize information.

Field Trips

All teams that register and submit a project are invited to enjoy a free field trip at their nearest science centre between March 2 and the end of the school year.

Participating Science Centres:

  1. Science World at TELUS World of Science
  2. NS3
  3. The Exploration Place
  4. The BIG Little Science Centre
  5. The Okanagan Science Centre

If your team is coming to Science World, please book it through the website. Write "BCGG" in the comments to avoid being charged.

If your team will be attending a field trip at a science cnetre other than Science World, please cantact us at info@bcgreengames.ca

QUESTIONS?

Have any questions that haven't been answered? Contact us! We are always happy to chat. You can contact us in the following ways:

 

We also love to hear about how your projects are going - tag us in your Facebook and Twitter posts with the hastag #BCGreenGames

PRIZE SPONSORS:

Call2Recycle

North America's first and largest battery stewardship program. As a non-profit organization, they collect and recycle batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses, and consumers. Call2Recycle has diverted more than 39 million kilograms of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established over 34 000 collection sites throughout Canada and the US. It is the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification.

ProductCare Recycling

Love out planet? So do we. At ReGeneration, we believe reducing waste is the key to our future. That's why we recycle environmentally harmful products like lightbulbs, smoke alarms, and paint at free drop-off locations across the country. Together, we can reduce our waste and protect our planet. Join us in creating a healthy and vibrant planet for future generations!