Environmental Student Action Challenge

Empowering Alberta’s Youth to Change the World

Do your students have big ideas about making this planet a better place? About solving environmental issues in their own backyards? Are you looking for ways to support their ambitions and enthusiasm? If so, the Environmental Student Action Challenge may be the grant program for you! ESAC grants are all about helping turn student innovation into real solutions for the whole community.

A perfect opportunity for some inquiry-based exploration and research, ESAC grants offer up to $1000 per project. Students are encouraged to share the whole journey: from identifying an environmental need to coming up with a solution, from overcoming challenges to celebrating their successes, so that the whole province can celebrate with them. After all, every story of student ingenuity and action inspires the rest of us. We can’t wait to see what Alberta’s students will do this year!

ESAC Grant Program Basics

Who
  • Any team of Kindergarten to Grade 12 students attending school in Alberta that have a teacher supervisor and principal support may apply
What
  • Up to $1,000 in funding for an inquiry-based project of your choosing
  • Sharing innovative student solutions to local environmental problems
  • Connecting with environmental subject matter experts in your local area
  • Inspiring others by sharing your work
Get Inspired by Past Projects
When
  • Projects for accepted applicants take place throughout the 2023-2024 school year
Where
  • ESAC projects happen in schools and communities across Alberta
Why
  • Because students have the energy, imagination and heart to make the world a better place

Contact ESAC

We encourage applicants to reach out to us for conversation about their ideas so that we can help you make your application as strong as possible. We’re here to help and we want you to succeed, so be sure to use all the resources we have to support you.

Application Information

2023-2024 Applications Open September 1 – October 31, 2023

We encourage applicants to reach out to us for conversation about their ideas so that we can help you make your application as strong as possible. We’re here to help and we want you to succeed, so be sure to use all the resources we have to support you.

Students in Action


Updated: Sep 13, 2023