A project that celebrates diverse cultures, practices and traditions in climate action;

OR addresses/raises awareness about the disparities faced by different communities, identities and cultures in experiencing the effects of climate change.

Examples of past projects applicable to this theme:

  • Cultural Preservation projects such as Indigenous beading workshops, drum making and knowledge sharing
  • Outdoor stewardship projects that highlight diverse practices such as medicine gardens, Indigenous food gardens and nurseries, or African-diaspora gardens
  • Media that amplifies voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour and their experiences with climate change, such as the Our Climate, Our Stories ebook by EnviroMuslims or the Establish podcast by Shake Up the Establishment
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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!

Environmental Inequity (People) Projects

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

Battlefords Family Health Centre Healthy Living Land Based Learning Community Garden

BFHC has actively sought ways to address the Calls to Action our country is facing. The Garden Project is designed to increase nutritious food available to all people, engage in active living while incorporating intergenerational interactions, social participation and community supports.

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

Boreal Rangers Medicine Gardens

Youth and Elders will come together to create gardens with the four sacred medicines as well as native plant species of the area. This multigenerational effort will educate the youth about traditional ways, work to improve biodiversity and leave lasting education for the community.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Environmental Inequity (People)

Coming Together

This project would be an opportunity for students to come together with the local Blackfoot community to develop a better understanding of Indigenous Ways of Knowing as well as developing a better understanding of the local environment in which we live.

Environmental Inequity (People)

Community Building and Powwow Revitalization Project

The goal of this project is to have LSHS students work alongside Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and First Nation community members participating in cultural learning and Powwow ground revitalization at Pays Plat FN Powwow grounds. Students will learn about Truth and Reconciliation, Traditional Plant use/medicines.

Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Community Climate Hub

The Community Climate Hub was created as a central database for local climate policies/plans, local climate stories and a detailed list of ways to take climate action in the Region of Peel. The Hub aims to effectively engage youth in local politics & increase local climate literacy in our community.

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

Elsipogtog School Guardians of the Planet

Grade 5 Students at Elsipogtog School are coming together to build the Guardians of the Planet Leadership Team to address the environmental concerns of our school community. Students will work to make an impact on a school level and hopefully begin to impact the greater community.

Climate Change (Environment), Environmental Inequity (People)

Establish, a podcast by Shake Up The Establishment

A podcast by Shake Up The Establishment. Hosted by youth, reclaiming their spaces and establishing new ones. They stand to make climate and social justice conversations accessible to all. They will hold our governments accountable, and provide you with the tools to do the same.

Environmental Inequity (People)

Get Outdoors

Through this project, we will host a hike and community circle outdoors to promote access and inclusion to green spaces; and challenge the narratives and barriers that BIWOC face in outdoor spaces to address environmental inequity.

Environmental Inequity (People)

Give Balance

Having youth think about what opportunities there are for education once high school is done as many will be or are at that age and what they know about student loans or internships, what skills have they been taught and how do they see their opportunities compared to non First Nations people.