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, Executive Director