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)

Learning,Growing & Caring at OLCS

Grade 1/2 will work hard to improve food security for our school community. They will learn all about gardening and grow their own food to help support the needs of their community.

Climate Change (Environment)

Mildred Hall Community Garden

We would like to reinvigorate our school-community garden with some upgrades to the structures of the gardens themselves, more student-led initiatives around food security and production, and greater involvement from both school and community members in running the gardens throughout the summer.

Spruce seedling planted by youth at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Miyawaki Forest Project

The Miyawaki Forest project engages youth in planning and planting a Miyawaki forest, a complex multilayer forest within a rich organic soil. Indigenous knowledge is combined with innovative forest techniques to re-establish native biodiversity and combat climate change.

Example of a living wall
Climate Change (Environment)

Mur vivant de Champlain

This year, the students from the EcoClub would like to install a living wall inside the school. A Living wall represents a type of vertical greenery system that not only is a beautiful decorative art piece, but has been proven to help fight climate change et help filter and improve the air quality.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Native Plant Pollinator Corridors

Native plant restoration: 1. property of the Cowichan Area Association- a well-loved community center walking distance to Sunrise 2 Cowichan Tribes Reserve near the community garden we have been helping create for 2 yrs 3. Bundles of plants for school families to make native gardens at home

Students getting ready to head out canoeing for the first time.
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Out on the Water

Out on the water looks at getting students out onto the water to enjoy canoeing while exploring the unique and amazing ecosystems and biodiversity found along the way.

Climate Change (Environment)

Planting for Future Generations

With help from the A.P.E. project in 2022, One Billion Trees Foundation was able to plant 15 trees through the Planting for Future Generations “Okanagan Tree Planting Initiative”. Our focus this 2023 spring and summer will be holding a tree planting workshop for the local youth.

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

Plants as Medicine: examining connections between humans and the land

Grade 8 students will examine cultural connections between people and plants, including the traditional and medicinal uses of some plants by Indigenous groups. They will learn about biodiversity and how important it is to ensure native plants are a part of the ecosystem.

A bouquet of flowers (daisy, brown eye susan, sage, golden rod, wild grasses) being held up against a green space.
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Pollinator Garden

Our students have been learning about pollinators. They will continue their inquiry and research habitats that are friendly to pollinators. We plan to purchase garden boxes to place in our parking lot to create a pollinator habitat.