The Challenge

Our schools struggle when it comes to preparing students to tackle environmental challenges.  Teachers tell us they want to provide more environmental and energy education but lack the time, confidence and resources.

We can help. Since 2005 the Alberta Council for Environmental Education has been supporting curriculum and teacher professional development so that we can equip students with the knowledge and skills to be the problem solvers of tomorrow.

Our Solution

As more and more students are finding a passion for sustainability, let’s take action together and move environmental education from the margins to the mainstream of education in Alberta.

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past,” said Quinn, a student in Edmonton. 

We Support

It's been an exciting year, and - thanks to you, our wonderful community colleagues, partners, and funders - we've been able to create some fabulous impacts in 2019!  Our 2019 Impact Report covers some of this ground - and gives a sneak preview of 2020. Read more to see how you can help advance this work through Giving Tuesday.

Our Executive Director recently collaborated with two awesome board members to create this opinion editorial, published in the Edmonton Journal. We seem to have struck a chord - we've had SO MANY positive comments! 

We've been thinking long and hard about how to teach climate - and we KNOW it can be done! Here's some of our top 'tips and tricks...'
"As we all busily prepare for our annual conference, I want to talk about the importance of environmental education, and the importance of our community. And I want to talk about how we can survive and indeed THRIVE, despite the challenges we sometimes feel when doing our work in this province. ...Click title to read more
ACEE is extremely proud to introduce our brand new thought-provoking short video titled 'Taking the Next Step'. Find out why K-12 education leaders from across Alberta believe schools should be leading the way toward a sustainable future. Watch it. Share it. Discuss it.

Energy expert David Dodge explains how Alberta schools are leading the way when it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  Watch the information-packed video of David Dodge's presentation Green Energy Revolution.  Teachers, below we've provided questions that you can use for discussion with your students.

The Declaration was created by over 80 environmental educators in May 2019, at a Summit hosted by the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. It outlines key priorities and conditions needed to support environmental education. The group also explored how to work together with government and educational leaders to ensure the priorities and conditions are met. Over 75 people have already shown their support of this declaration. Click on the title to read the Declaration and show your support by adding your name to the online signatures.
The Alberta Council for Environmental Education knows that to create a sustainable future, we must think big and collaborate with groups who are working towards our goals both locally and globally. At ACEE, we recognize the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations in addressing global challenges.

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton