Who We Are

The Gaia Project is a non-profit charitable organization with the mission to empower youth to take action on climate change for a healthy environment.

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New Brunswick based and founded in 2009.

All programs are offered in French and English in all school districts.

Our Approach

At The Gaia Project, we use a unique approach to empower youth to take action. We incorporate inquiry-based education, curriculum links, and local action in each of our projects.

How it's Accomplished

Inquiry-Based Education: We aim to facilitate a hands-on experience that allows students of all ages to explore issues of interest.

Curriculum-Linked: Partnered with the Department of Education, we ensure our programs are age appropriate and up to date with provincial and global educational goals.

Thinking Global, Acting Local: We focus on providing students the resources they need to take local action that will impact the global issue of climate change.

Program Focus Areas

How is Your School Taking Action?

Meet the Team

Board of Directors


  • I have been working on climate change for over 35 years; I believe that The Gaia Project has a piece of the puzzle that will help us solve it!

    George Dashner

    Chairman of The Board of Directors

  • Education is a key component of our sponsorship priorities and this program (Trash Tracker) was a perfect fit.

    Kate Shannon

    Communications and Community Relations at Canaport LNG

  • I am humbled to be a member of the Gaia Board of Directors. It gives me an opportunity to give back to an organization that has given me and my students so many amazing opportunities and experiences. They have had a profound impact on me as an educator.

    Carolyn Barnhart

    Science Lead at Fredericton High School and Director at The Gaia Project

  • Climate change comes off as a complex subject to most, but The Gaia Project makes it approachable for students. When students feel empowered to take action, amazing progress can be made!

    Tanya Legacy

    Teacher at Moncton High School