Do you have an idea for a project that could reduce the environmental footprint of your school? Alberta Environment and Parks could help make it happen!

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 are invited to submit their project ideas for a chance to receive up to $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. The Government of Alberta will award up to $15,000 in funding annually to successful applicants to support their environmental action projects.

Engage with us!

Find out more about previously funded projects and participate in the online learning community! Provide real-time project updates, share tips, ask questions and inspire new levels of learning – the provincial Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge community is a great way to explore new ideas throughout the school year.

Engage with the Student Action Challenge


For more information about the Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge, contact us at:

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (open Tuesday to Saturday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-297-6561
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: student.action@gov.ab.ca

Grant program application form

Thank you for your interest in the Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge! Applications for the 2019-2020 program are now open.

Before submitting an application, please review the following important notes:

  • Applications close promptly on December 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • This application form cannot be saved to return to at a later date, so please store your answers in a separate document and submit them all together when you are ready to apply.
  • All applications require a complete budget.

Note: Schools must have their principal’s approval in order to receive funding.

Program resources

  • Application Handbook
    The Application Handbook provides all of the information you need to apply for the Student Action Challenge, including reporting requirements and the evaluation rubric.
  • Application Reference
    The Application Reference document provides you with all of the questions asked in the 2019-2020 Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge application form.
  • Student Action Challenge Fact Sheet
    This document outlines the basic facts about the Student Action Challenge, including what it is and how to apply.

Project budget

Please submit your project budget using the following document:


  1. Save the document on your desktop or device.
  2. Complete and save the document as required.
  3. Upload the document as prompted in the Upload budget summary section of the online form.
  4. Submit the uploaded document along with the completed online form.
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Project application overview

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

The personal information you provide to Alberta Environment and Parks in relation to the Student Action Challenge is collected under the authority of section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. Any personal information you provide including your name, video image, photograph, address and school will be used by Alberta Environment and Parks for the purposes of administering the Student Action Challenge. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your written consent unless where required by law. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact:

Robyn Saude, Managing Director
Community Engagement Services
1440-17 A Street S.E.
Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-592-8542