The Youth Action Map collects and displays stories of projects that students have tried or completed to make their schools and communities more sustainable!

How to use this map:

  • Trying to plan a project in your community? Browse the entries to get inspired from what other youth have accomplished!
  • Working on a project in your community? Learn from other students who have accomplished a similar action project: send them an email or read the “Lessons Learned” section of each entry. Or, connect with students who are currently working on a project similar to yours, and join forces.
  • Sometimes, it feels like nothing is happening to turn the tide of overwhelming climate and ecological catastrophe. Admire the visual story of the wave of change spreading across our communities!


Add Your Project to the Map

Help us get as many projects on this map as possible! Share this form with anyone you know who has been involved in a sustainability action project in their school/community

Commit to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

You may have learned about how actions you take contribute to environmental and social harm, but it can be overwhelming to figure out how to change these. Between 40-45% of our daily actions are habits - we do these without thinking. If you make sustainable choices a habit, it will be easier to automatically avoid polluting. To create a habit, you need to repeat the action for many days. To start, use our form to find and commit to one or more actions for a few weeks, and to think about how you will stick with your commitment. This form also allows Be The Change to track how many tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions we are diverting together!

Our Supporters

  • City of Vancouver
  • Boeing
  • UBC
  • The Humber Foundation
  • Free Geek Vancouver
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Environment Canada
  • Vancouver School Board
  • UOttawa
  • Service Canada
  • Delta School District
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • HSN
  • Multifaith Action Society
  • Vancity
  • Expedition Engineering
  • Surrey Schools
  • Real Estate Foundation
  • Telus
  • CASJ
  • Burnaby School District
  • Chris Spencer Foundation
  • Jack of Hearts Productions
  • BC Teachers for Peace & Global Education
  • Abbotsford School District
  • Richmond School District
  • British Columbia
  • The Gosling Foundation
  • CoastCapital Savings