New Climate Change Action Fund Public Education And Outreach Projects

Youth and Educators Stream and General Public Stream


The mandate of the Climate Change Action Fund (CCAF) - Public Education and Outreach program is to raise Canadians' awareness and understanding of climate change and to promote action. It supports partnered projects in four streams of activity: Communities, Youth and Educators, Business and Industry, and General Public.

The Government of Canada established the CCAF to take concrete steps to engage Canadians, non-governmental organizations, businesses, universities, communities and various levels of government in partnerships to promote climate change understanding, action and adaptation. The CCAF was introduced in 1998 with initial funding of $150 million, and renewed with a second investment of $150 million in Budget 2000.

Youth And Educators Stream

Over the course of the CCAF - Public Education and Outreach program, the Youth and Educators Stream has funded projects to increase the teaching of climate change in K-12 classrooms and to engage the energy and values of youth to work with their families, school and work colleagues, and friends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

British Columbia Climate Change Educator and Support Network (BC CCEWG)

The BC CCEWG will create a self-sustaining province-wide learning network for educators with a focus on the issue of climate change. The network will highlight current professional development opportunities, regional teacher networks and extended educator support. It will also provide training workshops for teachers, climate change information and teaching materials, a mentoring network to support educators, an inventory of existing climate change education materials, identification of linkages to BC curriculum requirements, and a supporting Web site for teachers.

Proponent :

Habitat Conservation Trust Fund (Wild BC) on behalf of the Climate Change Education Working Group (CCEWG).

Sponsors/Partners :

BC Hydro, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection (MWLAP), Wild BC - Habitat Conservation Trust Fund (HCTF)

Total Project Value :

$186,000

CCAF Contribution :

$80,000

The Ontario Climate Change Education Project

The York Environmental Education Consortium will make the best available climate change resources easily accessible to Ontario teachers, and indicate how the materials can be used within required curricula. The project will produce/adapt climate change educational resources, opening new grade/subject specific teaching opportunities and filling gaps in existing climate change resources. In collaboration with major existing Ontario educational networks, the project will provide broad-based and consistent teacher training on climate change. It will raise the profile of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and engage students in climate change action projects.

Proponent :

The York Environmental Education Consortium (YEEC)

Sponsors/Partners :

TDSB, Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO), The Science Coordinators and Consultants Association of Ontario (SCCAO), Learning for a Sustainable future (LSF), Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) and York University Faculty of Education

Total Project Value :

$235,570

CCAF Contribution :

$160,000

Social Inquiry Into Climate Change

The Faculty of Education of the University of Alberta, in partnership with the Imperial Oil National Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (IONCMASTE), will prepare teaching resources that inquire into climate change and the possibilities for action and will facilitate teaching about climate change action by providing workshops for teachers across Alberta. This project will include an inventory of existing climate change resources, an analysis of the gaps in those resources and the development of items to address those gaps. Further, the project will focus on curricular links, teaching topics, science concepts and will provide examples of the effect of science on society.

Proponent :

University of Alberta Faculty of Education, IONCMASTE

Sponsors/Partners :

Alberta Learning: Curriculum Branch, IONCMASTE

Total Project Value :

$118,986

CCAF Contribution :

$79,786

Pan-Northern Climate Change K-12 Curriculum Project

The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) and its partners in the North West Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon will take a pan-north approach to the teaching of climate change in northern K-12 classrooms. The project includes an analysis of existing climate change materials, linking climate change materials to curriculum in each territory, and developing curriculum-relevant and informative lesson plans. The project will deliver workshops to elementary and secondary school educators through video or teleconferencing and deliver an in-person workshop in Whitehorse, Yukon. New learning materials will reflect the cultural and geographic diversity of the north.

Proponent :

The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS)

Sponsors/Partners :

Foundations, Yukon Territorial Government, YCS, Subject matter experts, Department of Education, Nunavut; Department of Education, NWT; Department of Education, Yukon; Pembina Institute, Calgary; Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, NWT; Department of Sustainable Development, Nunavut and Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA), Yellowknife, NWT

Total Project Value :

$258,200

CCAF Contribution :

$180,000

Climate Change Education In Manitoba

Manitoba Education, Training and Youth will identify existing climate change education resources in the K-12 educational system in Manitoba and will develop interdisciplinary units that utilize a unifying theme related to climate change. An entire climate change unit will be developed that could be utilized by teachers implementing a new Current Topics in Science course. Supplemental resources specifically targeted at aboriginal students and incorporating indigenous knowledge will be developed for use in conjunction with the above resources. A summer Institute and a one-week workshop informing teachers about these materials will also be held.

Proponent :

Manitoba Education, Training and Youth

Sponsors/Partners :

Manitoba Education and Training, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba CCAF, School Divisions, Manitoba Conservation, Environment Canada, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

Total Project Value :

$117,291

CCAF Contribution :

$80,000

Climate Change Education Saskatchewan

Students from grades 1 through 12 will learn more about climate change as it relates to the science and social studies curriculum in Saskatchewan. The project will build on an already existing education program on climate change. It will make use of existing climate change-related education materials and develop new documents for Saskatchewan core curricular connections for grades K to 12 in math, fine arts, language, science, health & wellness, economics and practical and applied arts. Youth will be encouraged to engage their peers in community-based activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Proponent :

Climate Change Education Saskatchewan

Sponsors/Partners :

Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM), Saskatchewan Education, Sask. Science Teachers' Society, School board contributions, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, STF Stewart Resource Centre, Regina Board of Education, Saskatchewan Power, Saskatchewan Energy

Total Budget :

$126,000

CCAF Contribution :

$79,992

Inventory and Distribution Of Education Materials On Climate Change In Quebec

Nature-Action Québec takes an inventory of education materials on climate change, both in English and in French, at the elementary and secondary levels, in order to examine the linkage with elementary and secondary curriculum requirements. The main weaknesses identified will be corrected by adapting the existing documents or creating new materials.

Proponent :

Nature-Action Québec

Sponsors/Partners :

Agence de l'efficacité énergétique (AEE), Ministère de l'environnement du Québec (MENV), Centrale des syndicats du Québec and Établissements verts Brundtland (EVB), Fonds d'action québécois pour le développement durable (FAQDD), ERE Éducation and Action-Environnement, Ministère de l'éducation du Québec, Association québécoise de promotion de l'éducation relative à l'environnement (AQPERE)

Total Project Value :

$309,005

CCAF Contribution :

$159,895

Young Workers and Climate Change

The Canadian Labour Congress Youth Committee will develop educational material on climate change in order to increase the level of knowledge and understanding of young workers with respect to climate change, its impacts and measures that can be taken to minimize the repercussions. These materials will be used for workshops targeting young workers through labour education programs across the country. Educational materials in both official languages will be developed, and training will be provided to facilitators delivering the workshops, and evaluation. Young facilitators will be trained to continue delivering the workshops every year with an estimated reach of 150 young workers per year.

Proponent :

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

Sponsors/Partners :

Canadian Labour Congress, CLC Youth Committee

Total Project Value :

$37,100

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

The Apple A Day Challenge - Lifecycles Foodmiles and Climate Change Project

LifeCycles Foodmiles and Climate Change Project aims to increase young Canadians' knowledge and understanding of climate change issues and, in particular, how our food consumption and buying choices can either contribute to, or reduce, GHG emissions. Through the Apple a Day Challenge, children will see how many kilograms of fossil fuel their class can save by choosing to eat locally grown apples instead of those that travel from other regions. Two teams of Youth facilitators will be trained in climate change issues and deliver fun classroom activities based on the Apple a Day Challenge to both primary and secondary students. These workshops will be supported by professional development for teachers, lesson modules and online resources that expand the reach of the resources. Media events will tell the greater community what children in their community are doing to reduce the impacts of climate change, and encourage others to take up the Challenge.

Proponent :

LifeCycles

Sponsors/Partners :

Volunteer time, BC Gaming Commission, LifeCycles, CIDA, Schools in the area, City Green, BC Teacher's Foundation

Total Project Value :

$ 42,900

CCAF Contribution :

$ 25,000

Combating Climate Change On Canadian Campuses: From Education To Action

The Sierra Youth Coalition will engage Canadian Campus communities in a project to reduce GHG emissions by setting benchmarks for success through a campus sustainability audit. Training in conducting campus sustainability audits will be provided, with specific focus on components that will reduce GHG emissions. Students, faculty, staff and the broader university community will also be trained on using the audit framework to indicate where and how GHG emissions can be most effectively and efficiently minimized on their own campus. This training may help influence future policies on the campus and will set a standard for campus sustainability in Canada.

Proponent :

Sierra Youth Coalition

Sponsors/Partners :

Sierra Club BC, Sierra Youth Coalition, Sustainability Solution Group, Sustainable Campuses Network

Total Project Value :

$51,840

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

Off Ramp Manitoba

Off Ramp Manitoba is an action-oriented trip reduction program targeted at secondary schools, aimed at encouraging students to use sustainable methods of travel for getting to and from schools (walking, biking and taking transit). It is during their secondary school education that students reach driving age and face altogether new transportation decisions. Based on the original Off Ramp program developed by Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) in BC, Resource Conservation Manitoba will provide students with a variety of commuting options.

Proponent :

Resource Conservation Manitoba (RCM)

Sponsors/Partners :

Winnipeg Foundation, Other Foundations, Manitoba Climate Change Action Fund, MOST, Local Student Councils, Local Parent Councils, Administration of Schools, Winnipeg Transit, Manitoba Public Insurance, Manitoba Cycling Association, Manitoba High Schools Athletics Association

Total Project Value :

$130,000

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

Project Solar School

Project Solar School will link solar energy to the Ontario Curriculum through practical applications, hands-on activities, and displays of photovoltaic cells. Frontenac Secondary School will establish itself as a Solar School, providing a focal point for displays, workshops and contests for students, parents and the community. Students will develop several subprojects, such as a poster contest on climate change and solar boat and car competitions. Activities will be promoted to teachers through a website and a CD-ROM. Each activity will be linked to curriculum expectation and teacher and student resources will be provided. The project will be promoted through community displays, science fairs and professional organizations for educators.

Proponent :

Frontenac Secondary School, Limestone District School Board

Sponsors/Partners :

Renewable Energies of Plum Hollow, Limestone District School Board, Elementary Schools in Limestone District School Board, Queen's University (solar car competition), Frontenac Lennox and Addington Science Fair Committee, Teachers Association of Ontario, Educational Computing Organization of Ontario

Total Project Value :

$6,856

CCAF Contribution :

$4,756

Feu-Vert [Green Light] Volunteer Commitment Project

The Green Light project is a children's version of an existing project, Feu vert en Montérégie. Young people will be involved in defining and implementing the program. They will identify the most appropriate environmental actions to be taken by young people and the approach to and specific means of securing the commitment of young people.

Proponent :

Nature-Action Québec

Sponsors/Partners :

Emploi-Québec, several schools and young people's centres

Total Project Value :

$36,332

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

Climate Change Workshop & Summer Camp

The Science Alive climate change initiative will consist of an interactive classroom workshop for grades 3-7 focusing on the causes, effects and scientific applications of finding solutions to climate change, and a week-long project campers will work on for 1-2 hours each day of summer camp. These projects are presented to parents and guests at the camp open house at the end of the week. Several of the workshop activities will be integrated with other summer camp activities, such as composting and tree planting.

Proponent :

Science Alive

Sponsors/Partners :

ISE Salary Grant (Federal funds) , Provincial Salary Grants (ISTA), Registration fees (workshops and summer camp), ACTUA Members Funds, Chevron, BC Hydro, 3M Innovation Canada, APEG, Ballard Power System, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, David Suzuki Foundation

Total Project Value :

$37,500

CCAF Contribution :

$9,300

Alberta Secondary Schools: Acting On Climate Change

Through elected student councils, senior secondary students in Alberta will be invited to apply for participation in a two-day conference and workshop on ways to advance action on climate change by their peer group and by their individual schools' student bodies. Each school council will select a representative group of students (3-5) and a cooperating teacher to represent its interests at the conference, to be held in Calgary in late October. Invited schools will be asked to assist their representatives to consider ways that youth and specifically those in their individual schools can become ‘'part of the answer'' in responding to climate change. Representatives will prepare posters for a public display at the conference.

Proponent :

FEESA

Sponsors/Partners :

Enbridge Inc., Climate Change Central (AB Hub), Alberta Environment (Province), Alberta Foundation for Environmental Learning, Media sponsor (CFCN and Calgary Herald), FEESA, program developers, 35 energy and natural resource companies and industrial associations

Total Project Value :

$285,000

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

Building Bridges Action Kit For Climate Change

This project was developed to educate and engage youth and community leaders alike. The Building Bridges Action Kit is both a tool and a process. The kit itself will be tailored for ease of use by community leaders from various walks of life and will contain factual and understandable information on the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as actions individuals and groups can take to reduce GHG emissions. The kit will also contain a presentation on climate change and bookmarks that can be handed out with information and useful Web links.

Proponent :

New Brunswick Lung Association

Sponsors/Partners :

NB Lung Association, NB Climate Change Hub, University of New Brunswick (Ass. Prof. Van Lantz), Saint-Thomas University

Total Project Value :

$31,848

CCAF Contribution :

$22,036

Youth In Media: Action On Climate Change Phase Two

This project builds on the concept of the Youth In Media Phase 1 project previously funded by CCAF-Public Education and Outreach. The first phase looked at science/issues around climate change and was very well received by teachers and the community. In Phase 2, BC & Yukon secondary/post-secondary film and television students will develop a second round of Public Service Announcements focusing on the actions Canadians can take as individuals to fight climate change at home, at school and on the road. With the completed Public Service Announcements and an educational package of videos, tips, and fact sheets, a road tour to several schools and community groups will be organized.

Proponent :

Gumboot Productions Inc & The Molloy Group

Sponsors/Partners :

Corporate donors (mostly transit, electricity and energy societies), Various Credit Unions and Banks, Provincial Governments (BC & YK), Crown Corporations, Various Associations and Foundations, Westjet, National Broadcasters (CBC, YTV, CTV and others), Youth in Media, Schools, Colleges and Universities in BC, Many of the financial partners involved in this project were also involved in the first phase of the project.

Total Project Value :

$687,850

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

S-M-A-R-Ter Students

Committed to furthering its work in the promotion of sustainable transportation, Greenest City (GC), in partnership with Pollution Probe, will implement S-M-A-R-T (Save Money and Air by Reducing Trips), for several high schools in the Greater Toronto Area and Peterborough. The broad purpose of the project is to research, validate, design and implement a S-M-A-R-T Movement trip reduction program that would influence the transportation mode choice of students.

Proponent :

Greenest City

Sponsors/Partners :

Laidlaw Foundation, Greenest City volunteers and students, several schools, Clean Air Champions, Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST), Resource Conservation Manitoba

Total Project Value :

$66,800

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

101 Ways For Youth To Take Action

With youth leaders and partner organizations, Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) will develop, plan and implement a variety of activities that raise awareness of the effects travel habits have on climate change, and promote sustainable alternatives to single occupant car use. They will measure travel habits and knowledge of the science and implications of climate change of participants both before and after they have participated in these activities. The most successful projects will be documented in 101 Ways for Youth to Take Action.

Proponent :

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)

Sponsors/Partners :

TransLink, Municipal contribution, MOST, Copy Time, Bike Shops, Norco, Canadian Springs, Happy Planet, PowerBar, Environmental Youth Alliance (Van., BC.), Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) Community Groups, GVRD Secondary Schools, Greenest City (Toronto) and Resource Conservation Manitoba

Total Project Value :

$51,140

CCAF Contribution :

$25,000

Climate Change Education and Awareness Campaign

This project focuses on the delivery of one-week Climate Change Education and Awareness Fairs, including workshops, displays, and information booths. Participants will have the opportunity to join in interactive sessions and brainstorming aimed at developing innovative solutions to climate change for the university community. Themes for the fairs include: science, impacts and adaptation, energy efficiency, renewable energy: solar power and technologies, and sustainable transportation.

Proponent :

University of Waterloo Sustainability Project

Sponsors/Partners :

Waterloo Environmental Studies Endowment Fund, Solar Technology Education project, Waterloo Public Interest Research Group, University of Waterloo Federation of Students, University of Waterloo Waste Management, Other groups from University of Waterloo or the Waterloo region

Total Project Value :

$35,315

CCAF Contribution :

$24,720

Robert Bateman National Wildlife Week Writing & Art Contest

In 2003, the Robert Bateman National Wildlife Week Writing Contest will focus on climate change. The writing contest enables students to learn about the effects of climate change and deliver their messages to the Canadian public. Students' writing will be published in the Robert Bateman Contest Calendar along with the winning artworks on Species at Risk. The 2003 Contest Winners will be congratulated at the Wild Festival for Youth, focusing on educating youth on the effect of climate change through hands-on exhibits and prominent speakers. This year's festival will take place on Clean Air Day in June 2003.

Proponent :

MorningStar Enterprises

Sponsors/Partners :

Canadian Wildlife Federation, Environment Canada, ECS Wild Things, various environmental non-governmental organizations, Canadian and US private companies, museums

Total Project Value :

$131,860

CCAF Contribution :

$23,800

Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities

The climate change youth project will demonstrate actions that can be taken in the home and community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Youth participants will have the opportunity to design their own education modules centred around three themes: how to eliminate energy loss within the home, how to start recycling programs, effective approaches to waste management and concepts for economic development using wind, solar power and greenhouses. This project will travel with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Summer Science Festival.

Proponent :

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations

Sponsors/Partners :

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Saskatchewan Learning, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, many other non-funding partners in Saskatchewan

Total Project Value :

$25,000

CCAF Contribution :

$17,500

The Mutants Circle

A total of 400 teachers in the four Atlantic Provinces will be introduced to climate change using a combination of existing teaching materials. Teachers will then be trained in climate change education and challenged to apply teaching techniques designed to foster behavioural change in their students. Participating teachers will be encouraged to talk about the project with their colleagues, promoting the use of the same climate change teaching materials and methods by an even widening circle of educators.

Proponent :

The Groupe de recherche Littoral et vie (Faculté des sciences de l'éducation, Université de Moncton)

Sponsors/Partners :

Éducation permanente de l'Université de Moncton, Groupe de recherche Littoral et Vie (University of Moncton) New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, TD Friends of the Environment, K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development, Ecological Monitoring & Assessment Network (EC), Canadian Nature Federation, Departments of Education from PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Total Project Value :

$216,952

CCAF Contribution :

$151,952

General Public Stream

Over the course of the CCAF-Public Education and Outreach program, the General Public Stream has supported projects that integrate climate change themes in museums, and science and nature centre exhibits across Canada; develop tools and products that explain the science of climate change, its national/regional impacts and the need for mitigation and adaptation; and support activities and events that raise public awareness of climate change.


Climate Change And Earth Day - Quebec

A campaign to raise public awareness of climate change that uses the momentum created by Earth Day across the province of Quebec. The campaign is supported by a media tour featuring spokesperson Caroline Néron. One of the goals of the project is to build on the vehicle anti-idling project implemented by the Comité paritaire en environnement SCFP-301/Ville de Montréal and to promote it to communities by identifying the individuals who will be trained to advocate the program. The need to turn off engines rather than letting them idle will be reinforced by the spokesperson.

Proponent :

La Corporation Saint-Laurent

Sponsors/Partners :

Alcoa, Quebec Department of the Environment, Hydro-Québec, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Syndicat des Cols bleus regroupés de Montréal, section 301, Centrale des Syndicats du Québec, Coopérative fédérée, Toyota, Fonds Jeunesse Québec, Quebecor World, City of Montreal.

Total Project Value :

$98,000

CCAF Contribution :

$30,000

Raising Climate Change Awareness In Chinese-Speaking Communities

West Coast Environmental Law will conduct a social marketing campaign in British Columbia on global warming and climate change among Chinese Canadians whose mother tongue is Chinese. It will identify key concerns related to climate change issues, and develop effective messages that will be delivered to over 70,000 Chinese-speaking Canadians via inserts in major Chinese dailies, and leave-behinds for community centres, schools and libraries. These will be supplemented by radio outreach, workshops, and outreach to opinion leaders. West Coast Environmental Law will collaborate with other community groups building outreach capacity on climate change issues.

Proponent :

The West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation

Sponsors/Partners :

West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation, Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians (VACC), Chinese Canadian Environmental Professionals Association (CCEPA), Chinese community associations, Chinese media

Total Project Value :

$79,980

CCAF Contribution :

$55,980

Climate Change and Health Primer

Pollution Probe will produce the Climate Change and Health Primer, a science-based publication to increase awareness and improve understanding of how health is impacted by climate change, and the need to take mitigation and adaptation actions. The Climate Change and Health Primer will be part of the Pollution Probe primer series; existing primers include the Drinking Water Primer and the Smog Primer. The primer will be available free of charge on Pollution Probe's website (pdf file), and hard copies will also be distributed to media. Target audiences are the general public, media, senior decision-makers, professionals who work on environmental and health issues, teachers and school boards.

Proponent :

Pollution Probe

Sponsors/Partners :

Toronto Atmospheric Fund, City of Toronto Public Health, Ontario College of Family Physicians, Ontario Public Health Association, Climate Change Health Office - Health Canada, Adaptation and Impacts Research group Meteorological Service of Canada - Environment Canada

Total Project Value :

$69,250

CCAF Contribution :

$44,250

Parks In The Greenhouse

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society will create an informative and interactive climate change display at the look-out point in Cypress Provincial Park. The display will highlight the impacts of climate change on parks and wilderness areas, and show how urban areas are affecting the climate in parks and other wilderness places around BC and Canada. Messaging will focus on the greenhouse effect, causes and consequences of climate change (economic, social and environmental), and what individuals and groups can do to reduce GHG emissions.

Proponent :

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Sponsors/Partners :

Endswell Foundation, Friends of Cypress Provincial Park, Boyne Canada, BC Parks

Total Project Value :

$8,600

CCAF Contribution :

$6,000

Energy Solutions Handbook

The Energy Solutions Centre will develop and distribute a handbook of climate change information and incentives for practical solutions to reduce sources of residential greenhouse gas emissions. It will focus on solutions and services related to hot water tanks, furnaces, transportation, home energy use, and home appliances. It will also include vouchers and coupons for locally available energy saving services and products. The Handbook will be available free of charge to Yukon householders.

Proponent :

Energy Solutions Centre

Sponsors/Partners :

Yukon Development Corporation, Yukon Energy Corporation, Yukon Housing Corporation, Yukon First Nations administrations, Association of Yukon Communities, City of Whitehorse, Yukon Conservation Society.

Total Project Value :

$173,700

CCAF Contribution :

$71,500

Climate Change: A Challenge To Us All

The New Brunswick Environmental Network will devote an issue of its bi-monthly Elements: On-line Environmental Magazine (www.elements.nb.ca) to climate change. This special issue will cover topics such as the potential impacts of climate change, possible adaptations, ways to reduce emissions and moving beyond the Kyoto Protocol. The magazine format is multilingual, published primarily in English, with French articles, and some Mi'Kmaq and Wolustukwiyik features.

Proponent :

The New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN)

Sponsors/Partners :

New Brunswick Lung Association, Government of New Brunswick, NBEN member groups, New Brunswick Hub

Total Project Value :

$13,325

CCAF Contribution :

$3,475

Tuning Into Climate Change

The Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador will develop new tools, products and participatory processes that will be useful not only for participating communities and their outlying areas in Newfoundland and Labrador, but also for other Canadian communities working in climate change education and outreach. The project will use local radio and webcasting to disseminate climate change programs. The program will be of particular interest to communities in rural and northern areas.

Proponent :

Conservation Corps Newfoundland

Sponsors/Partners :

Ryakuga Grassroots Communication, Regional Economic Development Boards, ENGOs and NGOs in all six project areas.

Total Project Value :

$155,060

CCAF Contribution :

$70,000

Expansion Of Climatechangesolutions.com Web Site

The Pembina Institute will add two new components to climatechangesolutions.com, the Institute's existing, comprehensive Web site of climate change information. The first new component will be a one-stop shop for federal, provincial, municipal and energy utility financial incentives that encourage greenhouse gas emissions reductions by individuals. The second new component will be an interactive tool that will engage users to consider taking action to reduce personal greenhouse gas emissions by one tonne. This tool will also provide visitors with a new gateway to the vast amount of more detailed information on the site.

Proponent :

The Pembina Institute

Sponsors/Partners :

Suncor, Oxfam, Technical Advisory Committee consisting of external experts, environmental non-governmental organizations, organizations for complementary links from their Web site

Total Project Value :

$139,120

CCAF Contribution :

$57,477