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Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant

Jack Leslie Youth Environment Grant

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, 2018.

The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant is supported by the Jack Leslie family, The City of Calgary and Youth Central.

2017 Award Recipients:

  1. Arbour Lake School: The team of students at Arbour Lake School created a functional and sustainable living wall. They believed their living wall project will impact the environment by teaching fellow students how to lead sustainable lives. It will demonstrate the importance of knowing how to grow your own food and understanding where food comes from.

    The living wall incorporated irrigation, aquaponics, and solar panel systems to create a sustainable indoor food system. This concept is especially valuable for cooler climates like Calgary where the outdoor growing season is limited. The hope is that the Arbour Lake student body will gain a deeper appreciation for the environment and inspire students from all around Calgary to make a difference in their life to help protect the earth.

  2. Hillhurst School: Students at the Hillhurst school researched the impact of bees in 2017. Their goal was to help create a bee-friendly community in Hillhurst and beyond, by educating people on the importance of bees and the detriment that pesticides have on the bee population.
  3. They are currently growing plants to sell at the upcoming Hillhurst/Sunnyside farmer's market, along with bee boxes with an information sheet in a basket. They will educate other youth by giving out these "bee baskets" at the upcoming Mayor's Environment Expo and by sharing information about the threat to deteriorating bee populations. Most importantly, the students hope to grow the movement to protect native bees in Calgary.