ER Teens by Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers will guide you through identifying, planning, and executing an environmental project that will bring positive change to your community.

ER Teens is a program for youth aged 13 to 17, who want to take meaningful action for the environment but don't know where to start. We will guide you in leading an environmental action project in your community that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, such as Climate Action, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Life on Land.

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ER Teens is a program for youth aged 13 to 17, who want to take meaningful action for the environment but don't know where to start. We w...

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You'll get guides and resources on how to bring this idea to life.

There is no funding available for this idea, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to get your project off the ground.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share impact by posting a summary and photos and completing a survey.

Great for

  • Teens aged 13-17 in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Youth who are concerned about the future of the planet and want to make a difference
  • Teams who have ideas on how to bring positive environmental change to their community
  • People who are energized, motivated, and excited!
  • Groups based out of a non-profit (Independent Schools, Scouts, BGC, etc.)

ER Teens by Earth Rangers project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Tell us your idea!
  • Identify teammates
  • Create a project plan
  • Launch your project
  • You did it!

Time

Suggested: The time commitment can vary a lot, depending on your project. Each project must be completed within 3 months.

Resources

More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the ER Teens by Earth Rangers

Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to ER Teens by Earth Rangers! We believe that how we live and work together in our communities can have a HUGE impact on the environment -- and it starts with us. If you want to take meaningful action for the environment but don't know where to begin, we can help!

Earth Rangers will help you to identify opportunities for positive environmental change where you live, and then make that change a reality. We will be with you every step of the way to make sure your project is a success. This program is a great way to contribute to a cause you care about while learning the skills you'll need to become an environmental leader of tomorrow.

Emily Myers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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