Project Ideas

  • Events:

    • Organize and run a school-wide competition.

    • Make a video, podcast, or radio show.

    • Hold a debate.

    • Put up a display at a school-wide event.

    • Organize a whole-school green day, conference, or Earth week.

    • Hold a climate change science fair.

    • Start a mailing campaign. Write a letter to a community leader.

    • Organize a school group.

    • Take an eco-friendly field trip.

    • Host a solar cookout.

  • Transportation ideas:

    • Encourage idle free.workplaces and the distribution of signs.

    • Organize a walking school bus.

    • Encourage students to bus or bike.

    • Discourage students from driving to school.

    • Install bike racks that are protected and safe.

    • Host a bike safety event.

    • Create an active transportation plan for your school.

    • Set up a teacher carpool.

  • Reduce waste. Much of our waste in school comes from food and paper.

    • Start a composting program or trial

    • Conduct a school waste audit.

    • Encourage litterless lunches.

    • Host a classroom waste challenge.

    • \Manage e-waste properly.

  • Tackle food issues. Many schools are changing the way their students and staff eat and drink at school.

    • Host a 100-mile fall supper.

    • Host meatless Mondays in the cafeteria.

    • Plant a garden.

    • Remove bottled water and soda pop machines.

    • Install water bottle filling stations.

    • Eliminate disposable plates and cups from the cafeteria.

    • Go fair trade. Become more energy efficient.

    • Conduct an energy audit.

    • Replace inefficient lighting, appliances, and equipment.

    • Educate staff and students about policies.

    • Get Involved. Instilling a sense of connectedness to the community is essential to helping students care about the world around them.

    • Raise money to support the work of charities (locally or internationally).

    • Create a petition.

    • Support other local campaigns and events.

  • Green your school ground. Schools across Canada are changing their school yards to make them more environmentally friendly and create more learning spaces.

    • Create an outdoor classroom.

    • Plant a garden (butterfly, vegetable, flower).

    • Plant trees

    • Remove concrete and install permeable ground.

    • Bring nature indoors.

    • Reduce water usage.

    • Install water saving devices (on taps, etc.)

    • Promote or add rain barrels

  • Planning Process

    • Plan and hold an assembly.

    • Create posters or poems and display them in the hallway.

    • Design and distribute leaflets for parents or the community.

    • Contribute articles to your school newsletter.

    • Hold a fundraising event.

    • Work with your feeder schools.

    • Use biodegradable bags, cups, plates, and utensils.

    • Create a school pledge form.

(Source) We hope this provides some inspiration!