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


Our Resource section includes things like our Climate Change Curriculum Guide and our Biodiversity Guide. These can be helpful tools for any project!

Environmental Inequity (People) Projects

Roots School wildflower logo, Pre K - 8 School, Brought to you by Cawkwell Group
Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Environmental Inequity (People)

Indigenous Medicine Wheel Garden

The Indigenous Medicine Wheel Garden project provides a way of connecting to Indigenous knowledge and stewardship. We hope to deepen the students’, and our communities, understanding of our local ecosystem, its history, biodiversity and how to be an environmental steward.

Environmental Inequity (People)

Kids in the Garden

Our Three Year Olds and our Preschoolers love spending time in garden area. We would love to bring some hydroponic growers into their classrooms to build on their interest in growing vegetables and to continue to encourage them to try fresh grown produce.

Kyle, standing with his kit for the unhoused and the card of hope he made.
Environmental Inequity (People)

Kits for the Unhoused

Students will discuss our unhoused population in the city to build empathy and understanding. Students will make kits with socks, toiletries and other needed items that will be donated to The Open Door / La Porte Ouverte. Students will also make personal cards for each kit.

Biodiversity Loss (Animals), Environmental Inequity (People)

Kwalikum Secondary School Garden Club

Our school garden space is barely back on its feet. We have started some crops, but we do not have funds to continue on for this next year. We plan to use the funds to purchase seeds, berry bushes, and a load of soil to fill our beds.

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!

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.

Environmental Inequity (People)

Lord Selkirk Kindness Garden

My Nursery and Kindergarten students would like to lead the entire school in building and contributing to a kindness rock garden. They have identified 4 UN goals that they think this project will cover: 16 – peace and justice, 10 Reduced inequalities, 5 Gender inequaity, and 4 quality education.

our first attempt at soaking pea seeds
Environmental Inequity (People)

Microgreens – Mega Nutrition!

We identified that a big need in our community is food insecurity. We realized that many students at our school are currently accessing food banks. After researching, we learned microgreens are nutrient dense, easy to grow and could be a great source of fresh vegetables. We plan to grow our own!

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.