A Message From Our Executive Director

Nov 23, 2022

Every day we hear and see that the climate change action and education movement is growing in New Brunswick schools. The demand for the work we do has never been higher, which has resulted in our team finding creative ways to increase our capacity to meet the needs of educators and youth. We remain committed to our mission, ‘to empower youth to take action on climate change through education’, but I have discovered that we are not alone in pursuing this important objective.

When I started with The Gaia Project (TGP) 5 years ago, I identified the importance of community engagement as a key pillar for successful climate change education implementation, and I am pleased to see that the quantity of collaborations and partnerships has dramatically increased for the organization. TGP relies on key partnerships to be successful and vice versa, these partners depend on us to get things done in schools.   

I’ll admit, I am thrilled to see TGP reaching over 27,000 students and raising a million dollars in funding per year. These milestones do not come without celebration, but we acknowledge there is more work to do and TGP will not rest until youth in the province have all they need to navigate through the very complex issue of climate change.   

Geoff MacDonald

– Geoff MacDonald, Executive Director

  • The youth of today are the leaders, innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs and decision makers of tomorrow. The Gaia Project is a unique organization helping students to understand and take action against this existential threat, now and in the future.

    John Reid


  • Young people have a role in protecting our climate today and tomorrow, this is why we're happy to support The Gaia Project in their mission of empowering youth.

    Krista Han

    Managing Partner - New Brunswick, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Opportunities with The Gaia Project have helped to bring about real changes, not only in the students' understanding and views of the world around them and their capacity to help, but also in the way the school is actually run as we have made concrete changes in some of our energy consumption strategies and practices.

    Brent Rowney

    Teacher at Oromocto High School

  • Thank you, I told my parents what we did in class and now they want to recycle at home!


    Student, Parkwood Heights Elementary School