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

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

Protecting the Pollinators

The Students were tasked with researching pollinators and coming up with ways they could help support the pollinator population; this was done through community walks and online research. They worked on feeding, housing, and supporting the pollinators where ever possible. The students were: planting

Todd Gallant, Parks Canada, providing an overview of the Atlantic salmon recovery project to students at Jakeman All Grade.
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Save Our Salmon (SOS)

Our project hopes to educate the youth of our community about salmon conservation efforts and directly involve these students in the salmon conservation effort. Students will work alongside Parks Canada staff to monitor the salmon population.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Save the ocean from plastic pollution: Our grade 3 class will be planning ways to both reduce plastic use in our classroom and school community. Along with finding creating ways that plastic can be reused in purposeful ways.

Our grade 3 class discovered that there are many different ways to help protect our oceans. We decided to choose to focus on one area that can be purposefully done in our own class and school community, which is specific plans to encourage less plastic and purposefully reuse plastic.

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

Save the Polar Bears & Create a Polar Bear Park

Manitoba has lost a third of its polar bear population. If we act now, we can help mother bears protect their cubs. Northern communities are working to establish Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in the region. We want partner with CPAWS to create a polar bear park.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment)

Save the Pollinators!

Our students have expressed interest in protecting pollinator species in our community. We want to plant a native plant species, build protective habitats for pollinators and ensure the longevity of these species in our community. We will be raising butterflies and releasing them.

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

Saving Our Wetlands

Students will learn about the various biomes in Manitoba with a focus on wetlands. They will learn about the importance of wetlands and how the loss of wetlands affects animals and humans. Students will spread awareness about how our actions can impact the environment.

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

School Garden and Pollination Project

Build and plant a school/community garden with the focus on vegetables as well as pollination. This project will have endless benefits for students that will extend beyond the classroom and long into their adult life.

Image contains small containers of seedlings of various garden variety plants
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Seed Starting in the Spring Sun

The Nimkii Youth Collective plan to build a covered space to house newly started plants for our community garden. The seed starting case would protect against frost and cold night temps, extend our very short growing season and allow for a more successful rate of germination and seedling survival.

Isla with flowers is attached for the photo. jpg
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Seven Grandfather Teachings: Empowering youth to create a Pollinator Garden, restore a Pond and mentor peers

Honouring our school goal, Seven Grandfather Teachings, elementary students will plant Pollinator (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds) preferred wildflowers, annuals, and wild trees in the schoolyard and near the city trail. We will clean and restore a pond area and reduce plastic waste in our school.