The FOCUS! Schools Take Action to Change Climate Change Award competition is open to all schools in Canada offering education to students in any combination of Grades K – 12. Schools may be public or independent.
The FOCUS! Schools Take Action to Change Climate Change Award recognizes the central role that schools play in modelling and inspiring positive environmental action. Two (2) awards (each in the amount of $10,000) will be given to school-wide initiatives undertaken in the past three (3) years (since September 2016) that demonstrate excellence in environmental and climate change leadership. Areas of action recognized through these awards include, but are not limited to:
School awards may be used for one of three purposes: (1) to create or implement new programmes or initiatives that help to change climate change; (2) to support professional development activities of teachers in the area of environmental education, sustainability or climate change, or (3) to purchase materials or equipment in any discipline to support instruction on the environment or climate change within the classroom and/or in extra-curricular school-based activities.
To be considered for an award under the “FOCUS! Schools Takes Action to Change Climate Change Award” competition, the School must:
Submissions to the FOCUS! Schools Take Action to Change Climate Change competition will be assessed using the following criteria:
Judging will occur in two stages:
The Board retains final decision-making authority and all decisions are final. The Board also reserves the right to limit the number of prizes or to not make an award if the quality of nominations is deemed insufficient to merit recognition.
In What Language Must the Submission Be Presented?
All materials submitted must be produced in either English or French.
If you have any other questions, please direct them to Ms. Sue Roppel, President, Kimberley Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your interest in the FOCUS! Schools Take Action to Change Climate Change.