A project that helps to lower the carbon footprint of your community.

Around the world, young people are experiencing the effects of the changing climate change first-hand. Climate anxiety is real, but there is hope. By taking the lead and working together to act against climate change, you and your project can be part of the solution for a sustainable future.

Examples of past projects applicable to this theme:

  • Do an energy audit of your school and see how your school can reduce its energy use
  • Lead a climate march in your community to bring awareness to the issue
  • Host a tree planting day to increase tree cover and the sequestration of carbon
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Resources

Our Resource section includes things like our Climate Change Curriculum Guide and our Biodiversity Guide. These can be helpful tools for any project!

Climate Change (Environment) Projects

Garden Tower
Climate Change (Environment)

Community Gardens and Sustainability

We want to use our Tower Gardens and outdoor garden boxes to grow nutritious food supplies and learn about healthy eating. This would also enable the students to learn how to grow their own food and take care of plants and plant life. During this process, we would also visit our local greenhouse.

Climate Change (Environment)

Compost gardening and visit waste management site

The eco-school team wants to set up a composting program within the school to use compost as fertilizer for our school gardens and vegetable gardens. We need to buy two composters. we want to plant fruits and vegetables. We want to visit Halton waste management. The money is for bus transportation

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Cultivating Connection & Empathy Through Wildlife

Our grade 4/5 class has expressed interest in supporting wildlife and animals. They will visit the Wildlife Haven Rehab Centre and help support a local animal animal shelter, developing empathy and strengthening their connections with nature.

A green bin, blue bin, and black bin beside each other, highlighting where different materials and waste is supposed to go.
Climate Change (Environment)

Diverting our School’s Food Waste from Landfills

The intention of this project is to bring green bins to each classroom in the school, in order to more effectively divert food waste from landfills. The green bin program will be a great addition to our existing blue and grey bin recycling program at the school.

Climate Change (Environment)

Drought Tolernat Watersmart Landscaping and Land/ Watershed Field Study with Indigenous Perspective

With Battle River Watershed Education- Fish, Water & Climate Change ideas 1. Field studies; Understanding Riparian Work with City of Lacombe partners -education of our local wetlands 2. Indigenous Water Story/Elders 3.Drought Tolerant Plantings – Water Smart Native Planting

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Eat Clean Toronto!

Eat Clean Toronto is a project that aims to reduce food-related harm to the environment by educating and empowering youth to incorporate sustainability in their eating habits. Our mission is to reduce food wastage, reduce emissions, and protect wildlife through education.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Ecosystem Restoration

Students have a strong desire to restore ecosystems in and around our school. We are proud to have started a Native Plant and Pollinator Garden that serves as a hub for these activities. Students will continue to grow this garden space, plant more native species and learn plant knowledge from elders

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Empowering marginalised youth as environmental stewards

Toronto has a large population of marginalized youth who are new immigrants, people of colour & are economically vulnerable. Through workshops & a field action campaign this project will engage, educate & empower these youth to become environmental stewards within their local communities.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Environmental Sustainability of Beauchemin Park

The area around some of the trees in our park are eroding and becoming compacted. We want to let these areas rest for a full year in order to observe the land resting and regenerating. We want to use the knowledge we gain to examine other well-used areas of the park, and help restore those […]