Grade 9

Emerald Youth Grants empowers students and youth under 25 to submit a pitch for the chance to win $750 towards making their dream environmental projects a reality. Apply here.

The Eco Youth Award recognizes City of Airdrie and area youth and provides financial aid to implement or enhance projects with an environmental focus. Youth may use a current project or propose a new project to enter the award competition. Open to Airdrie youth between ages 6-18 years old, and projects can be submitted as an individual, group, class, school, community group, or club. Amount: $750. Learn more here.

Eco 360 Challenge invites students in Grades 9-12 to pitch an entrepreneurial solution, policy solution, or behaviour change solution to divert plastic waste from the environment. Prizes: Winning class $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd $250. Learn more and register here.

Switch to Renewable was developed to help Canadians assess their renewable energy options and understand the importance of renewable energy in Canada. Explore the website by selecting your province and learn about the energy sources in the province and percentage of electricity generated by renewables. You can also explore renewable energy with regards to homes, business, or municipalities. Learn how to reduce your energy consumption through energy efficiency, explore solar providers, and discover how viable solar is for you. 

Explore biodiversity across Southern Canada and areas under threat.

Empowering Learners in a Warming World is a comprehensive guide to climate change education with eight different inquiries that are structured to follow the inquiry process:

Inquiry 1. What is climate change and why care?
Inquiry 2. Climate change: where are we now?
Inquiry 3. Monitoring change using the Climate Atlas of Canada
Inquiry 4. Environmental impacts & restoration
Inquiry 5. Human health: Addressing climate change makes us healthier
Inquiry 6. A low carbon future: Economic transitions, risks and impacts
Inquiry 7. Climate action and decolonization: Indigenous perspectives
Inquiry 8. Ethical dimensions for children, youth, and livable futures
Inquiry 9: Youth Agency

 

This video is brought to you by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Observatoire. How can you tell if information is trustworthy? Which obstacles stand between us and our quest for truth? To figure it out, we must rely on our science culture and sharpen our critical thinking skills. Here’s a practical “How To” guide that will help you get informed and give you tips to avoid certain pitfalls.

Climatescience.org provides online courses, books for children, powerpoint presentations, and lesson plans! All created and vetted by experts in the field of climate change science.

Climate Solutions 101 is the world’s first major educational effort focused solely on solutions. Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, Project Drawdown centers game-changing climate action based on its own rigorous scientific research and analysis. 

View projects by youth across Canada and submit your project.