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

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

Strategic Partnerships: We work with a range of partners dedicated to creating rich, real-world learning opportunities for students and teachers

Teachers Supports: We help teachers through professional learning activities , resources and in classroom support to bring climate change into their pedagogy.

Enhance Student Learning: We give students of all ages hands-on experiences to explore issues around energy, waste, water, transportation and general sustainability.

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: We give students the resources they need to take local action on the global issue of climate change

Program Priorities

Supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #13: Climate Action through:

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

    Past Chair 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