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

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.

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.

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

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), 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.