Lights Out Day

Organize to commit your school to spending one whole day with the lights off. This can be great as part of a series of Earth Week events or as one step in a longer campaign to get your school or district to make permanent energy reductions.

Solar on Your School

Work with a community solar company to install solar panels on your school’s roof. Your school won’t have to pay a dime, and your neighbors can actually earn money in the process!

Meatless Mondays

Work with your school cafeteria to create a totally vegetarian menu for Mondays. More than 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions are from the meat industry.

Young People’s March for Climate Action

Over one hundred young people from across Minnesota marched to the Capitol building on Earth Day to show support for renewable energy and energy efficiency legislation. Learn how they did it!

Plant Trees

Inspire hundreds of students and staff at your school to plant native trees on their own. Get trees donated and distribute them to committed individuals in the spring. Spark discussion about the real roots of climate change!

My City Fossil Free by 2040

Federal and state governments aren’t doing enough to end the climate crisis – but we, as young people, can take matters into our own hands. In this action project, with our partners at iMatter, you’ll demand that your city pass aggressive climate policies that do what’s necessary to protect your future. Connect with an experienced youth activist who will guide you along the way, and with other like-minded youth across the US and Canada!

Elect climate justice champions

Join the Sunrise Movement, an army of young people working to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

Stop Line 3

Help stop the proposed oil pipeline in Minnesota that would cross through treaty territories and the Mississippi headwaters. (photo credit: Carson Kowalski)

School Hydration Stations

Install hydration stations at your school so that students can conveniently fill reusable water bottles. In the process, teach your community about how they can save money, cut carbon and protect water rights.

Grow and Give Community Garden Plot

Learn gardening skills and build the local food movement by growing fresh vegetables to donate to a local food shelf.

More Ideas from our Partners at Alliance for Climate Education

Learn how to host a climate summit, write a Letter to the Editor, create a Do One Thing Mural, Roll / Walk to School Day, and stop cars idling at your school.

Our Climate, Our Future

Check out another project from ACE called Our Climate, Our Future, where you can tell Congress: ‘No more climate deniers, defend the Clean Power Plan, and Give the President a Climate Lesson.’

50 Simple Things (from EarthGuardians)

A list of 50 individual actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.