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

The Environmental Student Action Challenge invites Alberta students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to develop a school-based initiative or project that will address 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.

Your stories

Learn more about our past projects.

Get involved!

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 Environmental 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 Environmental Student Action Challenge, contact us at:

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (open Tuesday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-592-8546
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a grant

Thank you for your interest in the Environmental Student Action Challenge! Applications for the 2021-2022 program are now closed. To stay up-to-date on funded projects, visit the engagement page.