High School Climate Challenge

High School Climate Challenge (HSCC) is an innovative program providing high school communities with the tools to assess and reduce their school’s carbon footprint and contribute to climate change solutions and sustainable schools.

Our carbon calculator and associated resources will support students in developing concrete and relevant action plans. Students input data on electricity, heating, paper, waste, water, refrigerants and land use to track and calculate school greenhouse gas emissions.  Our resources support a multitude of climate actions that you can take in your school.

Interested in getting your school, class or club involved?


1. Register your school to gain access to the carbon calculator

2. Book your Champion presentation.  Read more about it here

3. Take Action!  Top three schools in Canada win cash prizes for their environmental clubs.  Top prize $1,000.

4. Share - Send us your successes by submitting your actions and earn bonus points by posting pictures of your climate actions on Clean Air Champions' facebook page

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Latest Program News
  • HSCC Award Winners 2013

    Congratulations to all 70 secondary schools who participated in the Climate Challenge this year and well done on taking many climate actions!

    Congratulations to the 2013 HSCC Award Winners:

    • 1st Place, $1,000 - Newtonbrook Secondary - Toronto, ON
    • 2nd Place, $500 - Tamanawis Secondary  - Surrey, BC
    • Champions' Choice, $500 - Heritage Woods Secondary - Port Moody, BC


    Read about the grand prize winning school.