We need your help to guide the next generation of innovative thinkers!

Jan 31, 2020 12:00 AM

We need your help to guide the next generation of innovative thinkers!

Clean Foundation, with the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Energy and Mines, is hosting the Clean Energy Revolution Challenge, a design challenge where teams of junior high and high school students create and present an innovative project that demonstrates awareness and understanding of the causes, consequences and clean energy solutions to climate change in Nova Scotia.

These projects to address energy solutions can address the following challenges:

  • Technology developed that works here in Nova Scotian context
  • Addressing energy poverty and affordability for low income households
  • Changing behaviours, habits and actions of energy users

An important outcome of this challenge is the creation of connections between students, teachers, and schools with industry experts through mentorships. Mentorship encourages the transfer of information, guidance, skill and capacity building, and facilitates learners’ transition to job and career pathways.

A mentor is a professional in Nova Scotia’s energy industry, who has important subject matter expertise and experience in dealing with the unique challenges of the Nova Scotian landscape, who can act as a resource for information, advice or expertise, providing skills or resources.

We would love to include professionals who are part of the Engineers Nova Scotia network to our list of potential mentors as we try to pair school teams with local mentors who work in a field similar to their proposed project area. It is expected that this liaison may involve an initial contact between the mentor and the team, with the option for additional advice or guidance over the process of this challenge.



Carrie-Ellen Gabriel

EnviroEd Program Development Lead