Gaia Champion Awards

Do you know a school staff member, a student or a school who has gone above and beyond to take action on climate change?

The Gaia Project would like to recognize those champions who have made an outstanding impact this year, and we are looking for nominations from all across the province.

Nominations are closed for the current school year. Learn more about the awards here!

A Champion Staff may have:

  • Worked in a New Brunswick school (K-12)
  • Participated in professional learning on the topic
  • Supported student climate action projects
  • Engaged the community to work with the classroom
  • Registered their school to get an EcoSchools Canada certification
  • Worked with outreach partners like The Gaia Project

A Champion School may have:

  • Teachers who have mobilized their students create real change at school or within the community
  • Registered for numerous Gaia Project programs and/or utilized numerous downloadable resources
  • Supported student climate action projects
  • Registered for EcoSchools Canada
  • Celebrated sustainability in innovative and creative ways

A Champion Student may have:

  • Gone above and beyond in building a climate action project
  • Mobilized other students and teachers to take climate action in some way
  • Led a climate action initiative at their school with real, tangible impacts
Ellie, holding her award, poses for a photo outside
Ellie Nicholson, Florenceville Middle School
Champion Student Award 2023-2024
Students and teachers hold their award and pose for a photo outdoors
Harbour View High School
Champion School Award 2023-2024
Natasha, holding her award, poses with a Gaia Project staff
Natasha Douthwright, Cambridge Narrows Community School
Champion Staff Award 2023-2024
Sarah, holding her award, poses with a Gaia Project staff
Sarah Ménil-Fillon, École Les Éclaireursl
Champion Staff Award 2023-2024
Kimberly Savoie, École René-Chouinard
Champion Teacher Award 2021-2022
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Laura Myers, Hampton High School
Champion Teacher Award 2021-2022
Jessica Curry, Nashwaaksis Middle School
Champion Teacher Award 2022-2023
Lisa St-Amand, École Notre-Dame (Edmundston)
Champion Teacher Award 2022-2023
Kim Clancy, Sussex Elementary School
Champion School Award 2022-2023
  • 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