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


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

Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)


In 2020 with funding from the APE Fund, Shake Up The Establishment launched Establish, a podcast by youth for youth centred on amplifying youth voices in climate justice conversations. In 2023, we will continue to host experts across so-called Canada to educate youth on politics and the environment

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

Establishing a Land-Based Indigenous Ecology teaching and learning project in the Orchard Garden

The Orchard Garden Land-Based Indigenous Ecology Lab will create a culturally-appropriate place for Indigenous knowledge keepers to teach UBC students via hands-on experience of traditional land stewardship, building food systems sustainability and resilience through nature-based climate solutions.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Forest Friends Garden

Our Forest Friends Project is about caring for native wildlife trying to survive in the city. We want to build a garden that is filled with student chosen plants that support local pollinators. The entire school will participate by helping to research, select, and build the garden.

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

Gardens for Seniors

Our group has been growing our Niagara Butterflyway for the past 3 years. We currently have over 40 gardens across the Niagara Region. This year we hope to increase our intergenerational native gardens by setting up our team of youth with interested seniors and plant pollinator gardens for them.

Climate Change (Environment)

Greenovations Retrofit Project

The Retrofit project is a free energy efficiency assistance program for university students to help reduce their utility bills. Retrofits include upgrading to efficient lightbulbs, changing taps to low flow aerators, and insulating drafty windows and doors to decrease energy consumption.

Students planting in our outdoor garden.
Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Hampstead School Community Garden

We are proposing installing garden boxes to have a community vegetable garden for students and their families to maintain and benefit from. So much rich learning can happen in the garden and the lessons learned in the school garden can be carried home to make a more sustainable community.

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

Indigenous Awareness Initiative

This project will provide tools to non-Indigenous youth in understanding and taking action towards the journey of reconciliation. It will allow youth consider climate change, loss of biodiversity, and environmental inequity through Indigenous lenses and wisdom, and reflect on their responses.

Garden Planter adding a little life to the blacktop
Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)


Our school is located on the traditional land and territory of Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. We want to have Indigenous plants to be visible so when Nation members come to the school there is a familiarity in the seeing Indigenous plants.

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

Land back: Language & Native plants

Our learners noticed that many of the plants in our park are non-native to our area. They identified a need to learn the Cree, Ojibwe, and Dene names for the plants in our park, as well as plant more of the native species. They are now seeking Indigenous language learning indoors and out!