Efficiency Manitoba announced via press release Tuesday that they will introduce an exciting new initiative to Manitoba classrooms.

The initiative, called 'Generation E,' is designed to teach students about the importance of saving energy while empowering them to make choices that contribute to a greener, more energy-efficient future.

The Crown Corporation says that to complement the Manitoba science curriculum, lesson plans and interactive activities initially geared towards Grade 6 and 9 students are available to teachers on a dedicated website. They also add that simple resources have been developed for elementary school teachers to introduce their students to basic concepts related to energy efficiency.

"I am pleased to see Efficiency Manitoba empowering students and teachers to engage in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability," says Minister of Environment, Climate and Parks and Minister responsible for Efficiency Manitoba Jeff Wharton. "This initiative will encourage students to become lifelong advocates for saving energy and the important work Efficiency Manitoba does with Manitobans to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption in our province."

Read more about the new program here.