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.

We have created the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future and are engaging with Alberta Education

We offer workshops, webinars, and opportunities to profile programs


We bring educational leaders together to take the next step toward sustainability

We offer programs, workshops, resources, and more!

We provide youth with an opportunity to have their voices heard

A collection of our partners' teaching resources, grants, and P.D. opportunities

In the last year...

500 students told us about their vision for energy and climate education          

620 teachers received training to advance environmental. education in their classroom

Over 125 partners shared their educational resources with teachers on our hub

What's New at ACEE

Join us on October 22 - 2:00 to 3:30pm MDT for a virtual webinar

How worried are Alberta students about climate change? What do they know about the connections between energy, climate, and the environment? Join us to learn the answers, as we share results from our 2020 polling of 500 Alberta youth, and the focus groups we conducted this year. You’ll have a chance to explore how you can use this information in your own work, advise us on the campaign we're planning to advance environmental, energy, and climate education - and pitch in and help, if you're willing!   You’ll also have time to ‘hang out’ with colleagues, and discuss program adaptations during times of COVID.




What is the problem?

We have a big problem in Alberta: our young people lack environmental and energy literacy, knowledge about climate—and hope for the future.  When it comes to teaching students how to balance the complexities of stewarding nature, meeting energy demand, reducing greenhouse gases, and creating prosperity – our K-12 education system gets a failing grade.

Alberta teachers tell us they lack quality resources to use in their teaching, and are limited by a curriculum that does not adequately address energy and climate 

“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