Project Crossroads expands our schoolyard Planting for Change program to encompass Peel Region’s unanimous declarations:
- Climate change is a crisis (2019)
- The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis (2020)
- Anti-Black racism is a crisis (2020)
Project Crossroads delivers SK through Grade 12 public education curricula for STEM, environment, leadership and well-being in collaborative partnership with school teams of educators, students, and community volunteers. We co-design plantings of native tree species for privately-owned, publicly-accessed sites such as schoolyards, hospital grounds, faiths-owned property, and conservancy lands.
Students and community volunteers do more than assume stewardship of the sites. Plantings are permanently tagged, mapped, routinely monitored, and measured, with the gathered data shared for international climate change research.
Listen to testimonials from Project Crossroads volunteers below:
In the News:
- December 18, 2020: ACER Gets Peel Region Nod, for Community-Engaged Climate Action in Knightsbridge
- October 30, 2020: ACER Thanks Knightsbridge Residents for Welcoming Project Crossroads Trees
- October 19, 2020: Fantastic fall planting at Folkstone Park in a SNAP
- October 8, 2020: Lifting the Health and Spirits of Students in Knightsbridge — Peel Weekly News
- October 7, 2020: ACER Lifts Knightsbridge Wellbeing with Project Crossroads for Thanksgiving
- May 21, 2020: Local Group Plants Hope at Annual Meeting — Peel Weekly News
- December 5, 2019: Peel Matters: What Works and What’s at Risk for Climate Justice — Peel Weekly News
- September 26, 2019: Peel Matters: Planting Trees Now and For Tomorrow — Peel Weekly News