Get $1,000 of funding for your youth environmental project!
The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant honours the positive impact former Mayor Jack Leslie had on the city and the environment, and is awarded to youth in Calgary who continue his efforts. Projects must include the following:
- Be located in Calgary
- Directly benefit the environment in Calgary
- Be planned and implemented by youth
Apply today! Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on May 8, 2017.
The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant is supported by the Jack Leslie family, The City of Calgary and Youth Central.
2016 Award Recipients:
- St. Joseph School: Students will implement a composting program at their school to divert the large amounts of paper towel produced by their school from Calgary landfills. They hope to educate and inspire other youth to do the same.
- The Green Chiefs of John G. Diefenabker High School: In partnership with First Nations advisors from the Calgary Board of Education and Elder Randy Bottle of the Blackfoot nation, the school's enviornmental club will design a garden space for their school that will authentically incorporate local First Nations elements. The group was honoured to recieve a Blackfoot name for their project: "iittaa'saamskop", meaning Place of Medicine.