FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is it called 3% Project?

3% Project that mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth – that’s 3% of Canada!

What is 3% Project?

3% Project mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth – that’s 3% of Canada – through 4 national tours across 500 high schools. 70% of our tour route is in Indigenous and rural communities with a population of less than 100,000. 3% Project provides youth-friendly education on climate solutions in the holistic context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Fourth Industrial Revolution themed: “The Future We Want.”

Students identify, analyze, and develop solutions to their community’s Biggest Sustainability Challenge, exercising the muscle for sustainability problem-solving skills to make it a core competency of our generation. Our full-time Sustainability Project Consultants across Canada provide 30 hours of mentorship for every school to empower the students to take climate action in their local communities today. In essence, 3% Project empowers the final generation who can solve climate change.

Who is FES?

3% Project is a flagship project of the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES), which is a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation whose registered charity number is 801430307 RR0001. FES is an accredited organization by the United Nations who has a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. Our mission is to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future by empowering youth. We envision every young person who will grow to make their personal and professional choices to reflect the human impact on the environment for a sustainable future.

 

Who is Steve Lee?

How long is the assembly?

The school-wide educational assembly is an hour long. This includes interactive Q&A sessions with students. If the assembly can be longer than an hour, we can have an extended Q&A period with the students. The assembly is school-wide, particularly for grade 9-12, although we’ve found students as young as grade 6 appreciate the presentation.

What do you teach in the assembly?

3% Project provides youth-friendly education on climate solutions in the holistic context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Fourth Industrial Revolution themed: “The Future We Want.” Learn more by watching out 7-min video here.

How long is the mentorship workshop after the assembly?

Following the assembly is an optional (but highly encouraged) workshop for students who are interested in working on identifying and tackling the Biggest Sustainability Challenge in their school community. It is up to the school to decide on who would participate in the workshop. This workshop is a minimum of 30 minutes.

How does mentorship work?

Students identify, analyze, and develop solutions to their community’s Biggest Sustainability Challenge, exercising the muscle for sustainability problem-solving skills to make it a core competency of our generation. Our full-time Sustainability Project Consultants across Canada provide 30 hours of mentorship for every school to empower the students to take climate action in their local communities today. In essence, 3% Project empowers the final generation who can solve climate change. Learn more by watching out 7-min video here.

What do you need for the assembly and mentorship workshop?

We would need a projector, sound system (speakers for videos), and a mic depending on the size of the audience. We will bring our own laptop, a clicker, and every dongle and cables imaginable!

Is your program free?

There is no cost to the program to public schools. We are a registered charity and we’ve worked for two years on fundraising to make this program accessible to all schools across Canada, although we always welcome donations! We’re very grateful to our partners whose generous gifts have made 3% Project accessible.