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REAL CHANGE THROUGH CHANGING MINDS
79% of Canadians acknowledge that the earth is warming.
Only 44% think humans are mostly responsible.
Every generation deals with two big challenges: one is handed down to them, the other is their own creation. Climate change was passed down to us, but we have the power to create big systemic change, starting in our own communities.
Starting is always hard – learning isn’t. 3% Project gives us the tools we need to make changes in our everyday lives and reduce our footprint while improving our efficiency.
WHAT IS 3% PROJECT
3% Project is crossing Canada 4 times, visiting 500 schools nationwide. Why? To educate us on climate solutions and to empower us to take action within our own communities.
Our goals are simple: to achieve more consensus Canada-wide that climate change is real, that its biggest cause is human-created, and to empower youth to take local action towards climate change solutions in their communities.
Together, we can create change.
EDUCATION IS EMPOWERMENT
When you book 3% Project, you give your school a free school-wide assembly from a leading Canadian activist, followed by an ongoing mentorship program led by climate educators who teach employable skills.
3% Project helps students measure their climate actions, turning climate change into a real, tangible issue that they can face.
Starting these projects young is a great way to keep climate change and empowerment at the forefront of a learning, growing mind. The leaders of tomorrow are already in our schools.
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“This is well-worth your school’s time and attention!!! Steve engagingly draws for students the connections between climate science, capitalism, commerce, politics, sustainability, wanting change, and how to take individual steps towards this change. Something that struck me about Steve’s deliver, is that he forces students to “bring themselves up” to the level of the conversation, rather than watering down the complexity of the issues in an attempt to “bring it down” to their level.”
“Thank you Steve for such a fantastic presentation to our grade 7-12 students. I was absolutely spellbound during the presentation and noticed many students were too. I would highly recommend the presentation for grades 9-12. Absolutely loved how you presented the global warming issue as something solvable within students lifetime so that they can get busy with other problems that will make the world a better place.”
“I think young people in Canada all need to voice their concerns so that people in the government and other high positions hear the message that climate change is going to affect us the most. I think that if young people make big changes and projects to help the issue, like in their school as the three percent project suggests, then that will show people that changes can be made and its important to do so. Emailing your local politicians is also important so that they can help hear the issues too.”
“Very good overview of issues facing the world today. Presenter was very good at explaining how different issues affect different people and why concerns are different in many parts of the world. The info on North America was well done and was chosen to show the students living here what the impact is on the world even though we are a small country population wise.”
“The 3 Percent Project’s school presentation and other supports are the most realistic and helpful of any school assembly subjects in my 20 years of teaching. Any support for the 3 Percent Project would be an excellent investment in education to empower this generation to deal with one of the most challenging issues of today and the future.”
“The 3% Project presentation was effective and engaging for students and staff. Afterwards the hallways were buzzing with discussion: What future do we want and how can we make it happen?”
“I believe that addressing the schools and getting the community involved is so amazing due to the fact that schools all over Canada could do so much by doing so little. This presentation gave us that real-world perspective and gave us that motivation to do some about it.”
“Very engaging presentation of important issues facing all humans. We are the change. No one else. Us. Me.”
“I loved the presentation and thought it was really well done! I’m in a class called Environmental Systems and Societies and it was really interesting being able to connect what we were learning in the classroom and seeing how that it being applied in the real world. Thank you for bringing awareness to the issues that we are facing right now and how we can change for the better!”
“The presentation was very inspiring and gave me hope for the future. There was insightful information that I believe everyone needs to hear to guarantee a successful future for all.”
“The 3% Project made me more hopeful for our future. I didn’t know that there were so many factors that play a role in our daily life and the possible future. The 3% Project motivated me to make a change and has expanded my knowledge and understanding!”
“It was really interesting and refreshing compared to the usual “Doom and gloom” from most information we get about climate change and out inability to act.”
“The 3% inspired me to continue to implement saving our planet in my everyday life. I would now like to help in solving this problem of climate change as my future career. Thanks 3% project!”
“The workshop and presentation were both outstanding, Steve was very engaging and interesting to listen to and his ideas resonated with the students. The visuals, statistics and video that he used in the presentation were current and thought provoking and he offered a new lens through which to see climate change action. Not only were students provided with knowledge and insight but they were also given clear and concise strategies to be able to take action on this issue.”
“I liked the presentation. It helps us know what is wrong and what is right. It also helps us to know what we need to do to create a better future.”
“My students were fully engaged in the content of the presentation and were excited to learn more about this topic. The presenter made the content easier to understand for any student to understand. He also had excellent answers to all the questions that were asked.”
“The most succinct, educational presentation on climate change and future world challenges I have ever heard.”
“The 3% Project is incredibly inspiring! Steve, the presenter at our school, was so genuine and his passions for what he does is contagious. The presentation at my school motivated me in my community projects!”
“The 3% Project was invaluable for my students. It provided guidance for those who were already engaged and interested in climate issues, and illuminated these key issues to others. These are the key issues for the next generations, and Steve and the 3% Project is a springboard to action.”
“I really enjoyed the presentation you guys brought to us, and I fully support the cause you are trying to spread to youth. I also have a passion in helping ameliorate our local environment.”
“The 3% Project presentation inspired my Social Justice 12 class, and the SKSS Global Awareness Society, to action on climate change. The UN Sustainable Development Goals interconnect nicely with the curriculum, and I’ll definitely use them going forward.”
“I found it really interesting how your presentation actually explained the process of climate change and how it is actually happening. I knew that climate change was impacting water levels and natural disasters but I didn’t know exactly how it was happening or how much it was happening and I feel much more educated on the topic now.”
“Je suis très heureux de ma rencontre de ce matin avec Steve Lee et Mariane Bolla. Nous avons discuté d’éducation, d’environnement et d’implication citoyenne. En effet, ils sont venus nous parler de la Foundation for Environemental Stewardship.”
“3% project, an initiative to involve 3% of Canadians, about a million young people, in a dialogue on climate change. We need this discussion for the sake of our future, and we need these people involved in it.”