Clean Energy Revolution

Win cash prizes for you and your school in this engaging, educational competition for grade 6 to 12 students in Nova Scotia!

A local initiative. A global impact.

Clean Foundation, with the Province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, is hosting a design challenge where teams of junior 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.

What is the Clean Energy Revolution?



Teacher Guidebook


Student Guidebook


Getting Started: Video Resource for Learners

Finalists will be invited to attend the Clean Energy Revolution Finals where they could win cash prizes for themselves and their schools!

Important Dates

April 15 – One-page Project Proposals and Registration Forms are due. 

April 22 – Final submissions are due. 

Final products can be submitted in a variety of formats to (e.g. photos of a prototype and a write up, business plan document, video, slide deck, Prezi, etc!). Make sure you check the rubric to make sure you are submitting all necessary info!

Finalists will be notified in early May. Finalists will be invited to attend the Clean Energy Revolution Finals to be held in Halifax Regional Municipality, May 27, 2022.

Program Highlights
  • Skill-building for middle and high school students
  • Career pathway development through industry expert mentors
  • Healthy competition with rewards for both the participants and schools
  • An excellent resource for an inquiry based approach to teaching about clean energy
  • Real-world application of the clean energy sectors in Nova Scotia
  • Participants can explore the clean energy sectors across the curriculum, or through extra-curricular opportunities, allowing for easy integration into schools
  • Participants can create projects that explore concepts through STEAM, social sciences etc. or a combination of some or all, allowing them to build on their own interests and strengths.

How many students can be on each team?

The maximum group size is four students. In light of Covid-19 health protocols, submissions from individual students will be permitted.

What sort of project can I make?

Your idea for a clean energy solution can be a model or prototype, or a business plan for a social enterprise. You can submit your project in many forms – a recorded presentation, a poster and write-up, prezi, etc! Just make sure you check the Judging Rubric to make sure you’re including all the information we need.

What are the prizes?

Finalists are eligible to win cash prizes for themselves and their schools in the following three categories:

  • Grades 6-7
  • Grades 8-9
  • Grades 10-12

Prizes are as follows:

School or Organization Individual Students
1st $1000 $200
2nd $500 $100
3rd $250 $50


How do I participate?

1. Check out the video below, or book one of our educators for a virtual Clean Energy Revolution kick-off webinar (by March 11). Your class will get an intro to climate change, clean energy, and learn how join the challenge.

2. Students in teams of 1 to 4 research about types of clean energy in Nova Scotia, and brainstorm their own creative solutions to clean energy challenges! Our Student Guidebook helps all learners through this process.

3. Once each team selects their creative idea, they fill out our very short, very easy 1-page ‘project proposal’ form by April 1!

4. Teams then have 3 weeks to turn their ideas into final projects – which can be presentations, videos, podcasts, models/prototypes, or social enterprise business plans! Final Projects are due on Earth Day, April 22!

What happens next?

All projects will be juried by Clean Foundation to select the Finalists.

Finalists will be invited to participate in the Clean Energy Revolution Final Showcase on May 27th (virtually or in-person), where their final projects will be judged by a panel of clean energy experts and industry mentors.

Did we mention there are cash prizes for the top 3 winning teams in each grade category?

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