The Gaia Project hosts Earth Day countdown with 15 daily eco-friendly challenges leading up to April 22

Feb 28, 2019

By taking photos doing these eco-friendly challenges and using the hashtag #GaiaProjectChallenge, participants will be entered into a draw to win a $250 eco-party for their class!

Meatless Monday, Trash Tuesday, Walking Wednesday, Turn it off Thursday and Finish Strong Friday are all part of the #GaiaProjectChallenge starting April 1st. New Brunswick schools have been invited to participate in this years challenge leading up to Earth Day 2019. Each day The Gaia Project will share the daily challenge on their social media accounts. To enter students must take a picture of themselves completing the action and share it on social media and use the hashtag #GaiaProjectChallange and tag The Gaia Project. If participants do not have social media they can email their submission to with subject line #GaiaProjectChallenge.

The Gaia Project’s mission is to empower youth to take action on climate change and one way to do this is through social media.

Part of our mandate is to be in the classroom delivering programs which empower youth to take action, but we realize we can reach a much larger audience through social media to inspire even more change. That is what we hope to accomplish with this campaign

Jane Burchill
Program Delivery Officer with The Gaia Project

The Gaia Project hopes to help young people understand their role in the larger scheme of things by presenting concrete actions that can help them reduce their impact on climate change.

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 a teacher from Moncton High who has worked with The Gaia Project for many years

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact

To qualify for the prize you must be a New Brunswick Middle School or High School student.

To follow along and discover the daily eco-action, follow The Gaia Project on social media.


Instagram: @thegaiaproject_

Twitter: @gaiaproject


  • 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