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 Roots & Shoots project!

Climate Change (Environment) Projects

Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Khowhemun Interpretive Indigenous Garden

Students at Khowhemun Elementary will continue to build on the First Nations Plant Garden they started last year. The garden is a special space at the school for all classrooms and community members to participate in Indigenous culture lessons, explore the garden, reflect, share, and learn from the plants. This project was the winner of […]

Climate Change (Environment)

Labo VERSA

Through this project students will add a small community garden, fruit trees and shrubs to school grounds. The kids will start seedlings inside, transfer them to a greenhouse outside and promote gardening by distributing seedlings in the community and encourage families to start a garden of their own.

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

Minaajtodaa Nibiish / Celebrating & Honouring Water

The goal of this project is to bring awareness and attention to clean lakes and drinking water. The City of Greater Sudbury and area has municipal drinking water sources including Ramsey Lk, the Vermilion River, the Wahnapitae River and 24 municipal wells. There are also over 330 lakes. We know these waters need protection.

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

Music for Conservation

To create a social media platform that will be called “Music for Conservation” where I will invite scientists and youth to interview via video on their thoughts and research on environmental issues. I will record and upload my own environmental songs and covers to help raise funds for projects.

Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Nibi

This project will assist First Nation communities across Canada by helping them access purification and infrastructure solutions to manage the water crisis. Indigenous youth will be encouraged to take ownership of their water through the workshops that facilitated as part of this project.

Climate Change (Environment)

Planting for Future Generations

The essence of the project is to tackle the existing climate crisis by planting trees and instilling a sense of urgency amongst the youth in the community.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Reclaiming Our Space

Students at Simonds Elementary will research, design, plan and implement a First Nations medicinal herb and pollinator garden in a currently unused green space in front of the school. This space, due to its location, is an invitation for the wider community to learn about local Indigenous plant kin.

Climate Change (Environment)

Rendell Park Outdoor Classroom

They are transforming their Outdoor Classroom from a barren corner of dirt to a place to meet, share, learn, remember, and grow. Incorporating an Indigenous plant garden will enable students to develop an understanding of the traditional uses of plants and link them to the land and their ancestors.

Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

RU Ready

The RU Ready project works to educate youth on the importance of emergency preparedness by hosting online hour long workshops. These workshops will enhance participants’ leadership skills while also teaching them the necessary information about climate disaster and emergency preparedness.