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What is EcoLeague?

EcoLeague: Linking Education to Action, is a program of Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) that challenges and motivates elementary and secondary students and teachers to engage in community and school-based sustainability action projects. LSF has established an EcoLeague Fund to support action projects.

Who can apply?

  • Teachers and students (K-12) in Canadian schools that want to undertake an Action Project which addresses a sustainability issue in their school and community.
  • Please visit www.r4r.ca for classroom resources that you can use to support your action project.

How much funding is available?

Up to $400 in funding is available per school for an Action Project (75% up front and the final 25% when you submit a final report and send in your pictures and videos)

Note: Funding is limited.

When are applications due?

  • Applications for EcoLeague Action Project Funding is now open until November 28th, 2014. Apply today!

Funding Criteria:

  • Demonstrates that the project promotes student understanding of sustainability issues;
  • Integrates the environmental, economic and social dimensions of the issue being explored;
  • Provides meaningful and appropriate student engagement, ownership and action;
  • Involves the wider school and local community;
  • Meets the monitoring and reporting requirements.

Reporting

A Final Report including pictures and video must be submitted to LSF once the action project has been completed.

Contributions will not be made towards the following:

  • Projects completed before the application is reviewed;
  • Projects that directly benefit individuals or businesses;
  • Food, gifts, teacher release time and salaries;
  • Projects that spend more than 20% of the budget on capital equipment (e.g. furniture, infrastructure, low-flow faucets).

How do I apply?

If you meet the funding criteria, you can fill out and submit the funding application.

Questions?

For additional information, please contact Angela at Learning for a Sustainable Future at angela@lsf-lst.ca or 1-877-250-8202.