Inspiring Stories

We are excited to showcase these inspiring stories of environmental, energy, and climate change education in action from the environmental education community, Alberta EcoSchools, and Alberta Youth leaders for Environmental Education. We hope these inspire you to take the next step in your work. We'd love to include your work here - if you have a story to share, please contact Kathy Worobec - kathy[at]abcee.org

New Myrnam School is a K-12 school of less than 150 students about two hours east of Edmonton (and a little bit North) in the town of Myrnam, Alberta. It is nestled in rolling hills surrounded by agriculture farming....


You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers, and May conferences bring environmental and energy education to the Rocky Mountains. This spring, over 200 teachers and environmental educators from all throughout...


15 year old Greta Thunberg helped launch an initiative by school-aged children to boycott school in response to the climate crisis.  She made headlines last month through her uncompromising - and uncomfortable! -...


September 26, 2018

Diana Kurila and Murdoch McKinnon made a pitch at the 2018 Alberta Climate Summit as Youth Energy...


November 8, 2018

Mount Royal University students in the Bachelor of Education program took part in a "Greening Your Curriculum" workshop lead by Gareth Thomson and Diana Kurila, who is also a fourth year...


Edmonton Public Schools teachers, Aaron Dublenko and James Stuart, facilitate the Innovate Program for elementary and high school students. If there’s an example of taking the classroom out into the real world, Innovate...


Teacher Debbie Rheinstein led the Green Commuting Challenge at Captain Nichola Goddard School. The annual commuting challenge reduces the schools' carbon footprint and increases daily activity through active...


The People for Energy and Environmental Literacy (PEEL) project started with two teachers and an industry expert who worked together to create a classroom project. They have taken this project to the next level and are...


This program brought copies of real logbooks from British whaling voyages in the Canadian Arctic to Grade 10 students at Robert Thirsk High School. Under the direction of AINA postdoctoral researcher Dr. Matthew Ayre and...


The Alberta Emerald Foundation created the Energy Efficiency Champion Award in 2018 presented by Energy Efficiency Alberta. Ecole McTavish school in Fort McMurray received the 2018 award for their LEAP for Solar...


Aurora Charter school installed real-time energy monitoring technology that allowed students to use online dashboards to explore how much energy electrical items use. This video captures some of the work done at the...


May 2018

High school students interviewed other high school students about climate change education. From the interviews, the students felt that students are not learning enough, feel concerned and want to...


April 2017

ALYEE asked students to join their "I want to learn about...." campaign to share what they want to learn to be climate leaders to create a large student voice. They compiled the responses to make...


April 2017

The Dialogue Guide helps students engage in conservations with school leadership and school division administrators to work together to be climate leaders. ...