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EcoLeague™ focuses on youth as the drivers of change and leaders of tomorrow.
Through EcoLeague™ students are engaged in linking what they have learned to action projects that provide a real context for understanding sustainability issues in their community. Undertaking action projects allows youth to understand that they do have the ability to bring about positive and significant change in their schools and communities.
EcoLeague™ Youth Forums
EcoLeague Youth Forums engage Action Teams (1 teacher and 4 students) from participating schools in a region in a one day Youth Forum. The Forums inspire youth and their teachers with hands-on action project ideas that they can undertake in their school and community. To date, LSF has delivered over 60 Youth Forums, engaging close to 2,000 schools and over 1,000,000 students in sustainability action projects. Register for the next EcoLeague Youth forum in Milton, Ontario on October 26, 2016. Registration deadline is October 3, 2016.
EcoLeague™ Recipes for Action
LSF has developed a series of “recipes for action” which provide teachers and students with action projects on eight different sustainability issues. Click the 'Elementary' and/or 'Secondary' tabs from the menu bar above to find a recipe tailored for your grades!
EcoLeague™ Action Project Funding
LSF provides funding of up to $400 to schools to implement an Action Project. Action Projects must: increase awareness about sustainability issues and responsibilities; directly engage students in actions that address a local sustainability issue; and involve and benefit the school and/or local community. Deadline for Spring 2016 Applications is now closed. Please stay tuned for future funding opportunities in Fall 2016.
Professional Learning Workshops
LSF offers Professional Development opportunities to assist teachers in facilitating action projects with their students. Tools, techniques and resources that support the development and implementation of action projects in the community are explored.
Our Canada Project
Our Canada Project is a call to action encouraging Canadian youth to engage in "conversations about the future" and actions that model responsible citizenship. The Our Canada Project website features an interactive map where students can share their visions for a more sustainable Canada and action projects they have undertaken, including videos, pictures and text.