Advancing Environmental and Climate Change Education
EEON is an independent organisation of educators and advocates dedicated to promoting high-quality environmental and climate change education in Ontario. This education should be holistic, systems-oriented and informed by Indigenous perspectives.
We believe that Environmental Education in our K-12 schools must be increased in scope, status and funding to meet the climate emergency head on - supporting our children in this challenge. Ecological literacy and climate awareness through a lens of social justice and equity -- in every classroom, for every student. This is our goal.
We share research and resources, build alliances and connections with other organisations and individuals, and promote understanding of best practices in environmental education, toward achieving a sustainable and just society.
Preparing Environmental Educators for the Sustainability Challenge
EEON is seeking funding in order to establish a Small Grants Fund. Our intention is to provide grants of $1000 to $5000 to indigenous and racialized educators for environmental education projects. Sign up to our mailing list to receive notification when the Small Grants Fund is ready to receive applications.
Advocacy & Policy
EEON’s advocacy work is currently focused on several related priorities including: integrating environmental education, climate learning and action into the formal education system, ensuring that teachers are equipped and supported to play their role as environmental educators, and giving prominence to the voices and actions of Indigenous, Black and other racialized groups and individuals across the province.
Links to Research
Here you will find resources and research that inform our work and reflect the importance of environmental education, including climate change education and environmental justice, from a variety of sources.