Circular Economy, Sustainability and Climate Action

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Identify and describe United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
  • Understand how a circular economy for plastics should be an important aspect of a country’s climate action goals
  • Understand Canada’s climate action goals and strategy for tackling plastic waste

Curriculum Connections

Biology 30 Unit D: Population & Community Dynamics
  • 30-D2.1sts explain why Canadian society supports scientific research and technological development to facilitate a sustainable society, economy and environment
Social 10-1 
  • 3.7 explore multiple perspectives regarding the relationship among people, the land and globalization (spirituality, stewardship, sustainability, resource development)
Grade 9 Biology (B1.2, B2.3, B2.4, B3.5)
Grade 10 Biology (B1.3)
Grade 9 Geography
  • C1.The Sustainability of Resources: analyze impacts of resource policy, resource management, and consumer choices on resource sustainability in Canada

Length of Activity

75 - 90 minutes

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Topic backgrounderEco 360 notebook (we recommend asking learners to maintain a notebook for this program to write down reflections as they go through the program)
  • Report: Clean Canada: Protecting the Environment and Growing our Economy

Online Lesson Format