Climate and Environment Student Action Challange


I was pleased to present the Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge grant to some young leaders in our constituency.

The Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge invites Alberta students from kindergarten to grade 12 to develop a school-based initiative or project that will address climate change or minimize other negative human impacts to the environment.

Students were invited to submit their project idea for a chance to win one of 10 grants (maximum of $1,000) that can be used to turn their proposal into a reality – and give them hands-on experience tackling an environmental issue that directly impacts them, their school or their community.

Among those successful applicants were a group of 4th graders from the W.O. Mitchell Elementary School. These students will build a compost bin at the school, repurpose their old compost bins to build a garden to grow vegetables, and use those vegetables to feed seniors in the community.

A group of students from Robert Thirsk High School were also awarded a grant for their “climate literacy through meatless Monday” project.

And finally, Arbour Lake School received two of the grants. The Youth Wavemakers Team were awarded a grant for their Living Wall project and the Roof Runoff Flower Beds Team were awarded a grant for their Planters and Erosion Control project.

Only 10 teams were chosen from all across the province, so I couldn’t be prouder of the young leaders in our constituency for their hard work. Congratulations to these young entrepreneurs. I can’t wait to see these projects become a reality.

Thank you for taking the time to read my community update. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact my office at or 403-216-5444.

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