Youth Environmental Project Grants

Two programs supported by Alberta Environment that offer funding to young people interested in designing their own environmental sustainability projects.

The first, Mission:Sustainable, is limited to full-time post-secondary students. The second, YES Grants, are available to any youth aged 16 to 25.

Contacts at Alberta Environment are:

  • YES Grants: Cory Habulin (780-427-5448)
  • Mission: Sustainable: Heather Wheeliker (780-427-5452)

Full-Time Post-Secondary Student Grants for Mission: Sustainable

Earn money by becoming a public agent for Mission: Sustainable. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to spread the message of environmental sustainability to the students of your post-secondary institution, or in your community. You may accomplish this goal through presentations, events, course delivery or using any inventive approach you dream up, but you must contact your targets directly. In the event of success, Alberta Environment and the Recycling Council of Alberta will avow knowledge of your activity. Your application will be accepted until November 30, 2007. Projects delivery will occur between January 1 and April 1, 2008. For details on how you can turn your sustainability ideas into action, and get paid for your efforts, visit .

Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Grants

What do a new bicycle hub at the University of Alberta, waterwise gardening in Lethbridge and bio-diesel in Banff all have in common? These are just some of the project areas funded by the 2007 Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Grant. Alberta Environment has contributed $50,000 a year for three years to support youth environmental stewardship in the province through the YES Grant Program. The YES Grant Program is administered by Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, an independent Alberta-based charity that has been supporting environmental projects since 1991. For more information, contact the staff at Alberta Ecotrust (1-866-465-2147) or check out — and if you're 16 to 25 years old, put your best foot forward in the 2008 and 2009 YES Grant applications.