The Plan E Climate Video Challenge 

This spring 2019, we launched the Plan E Climate Video Challenge. We asked Canadian youth ages 18 and under to submit a short video on a story about climate change. Two amazing videos were chosen as our first and second place winners. See our Storytelling page to watch their videos!

The Video Categories



The microphone is over to you. Is there someone you'd like to send a message to about climate change? It could be directed towards your friends, mayor, premier, the prime minister, a company, your school, or yourself in the future. The message could be about anything, but should persuade action on climate change! 



Show us an action you and your friends or family are taking to fight climate change. Do you bike to school, have your own garden, or have inspired action in your school or community? Share the details of the amazing work you are doing.



Tell us about a climate hero in your life. It could be your best friend, a parent, teacher, citizen, celebrity, or politician that is making a positive change you want to celebrate.  Share the details of what they are doing, and why it’s making a positive difference so we can share it with the world. 


Have another idea that doesn't fall under the other categories - no problem! Feel free to flex your creativity and create a video that tells an important story about climate change.  


Submission entries closed on June 29th, 2019. We received various submissions from Canadian youth that shared a message, told a story or demonstrated involvement around climate action. 

Our panel of high-profile Canadian judges is currently in the process of reviewing and evaluating entries to determine our winner.

The Judges


Meaghan Mendonca is a passionate and energetic community-builder and is currently a Senior Manager at Metrolinx, working on the GO Transit Expansion & Electrification program. Meaghan was recently selected as the Corporate Knights Top 30 under 30 for sustainability professionals. Meaghan volunteers with the YMCA on the Strategic Planning Board Committee and the Youth Advisory Board Committee. She is an avid soccer player, cyclist and urban explorer




Kent Allison is the Founder and Managing Director of Goad Media Group based out of Fergus, Ontario. He is an award winning film maker whose passion to tell the "underdog's" story has taken him around the globe (Cambodia, Bangladesh, Haiti & the Philippines). Growing up in a family of outdoor enthusiasts instilled in Kent a deep sense of environmental responsibility and he continually advocates for the preservation of wildlife habitat and the protection of our water sources.  When not behind the camera, Kent loves being in the outdoors either canoeing on a quiet northern lake or under it's dark skies (with his telescope). 



Saeed Kaddoura is an analyst at Canada’s leading energy think tank. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and master's degrees in mechanical engineering, and water and environmental engineering  His background knowledge and experiences create the foundation for his transdisciplinary engineering approach. Saeed is passionate about travelling in search of food related experiences, and exploring the relationship between cultural identity and cuisine.

Pembina Institute


At only 18, Lauren is already a change maker. Her journey started when she was 15 and launched an all-natural skincare line called Naturally Be-Youthiful. Shortly after, she served as Co-Executive Director of Global Figure, a youth-led environmental organization. She founded Pitch It Green, a non-profit that promotes the harmonious co-existence of business and the environment. In this initiative, youth are given the platform to pitch sustainability-focused business ideas and be evaluated by industry professionals. In coupling her volunteer and business pursuits, she was named one of Corporate Knight’s Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders of 2018. In the future, Lauren is truly looking forward to continuing her impact for the benefit of people and planet.

Founder, Pitch It Green


The Results

The winner of the Plan E Climate Video Challenge is Talia Yawney from Guelph, ON, Canada with her submission entitled, Dear Canadians. 

Our second place video goes to Evie Murray and Amelie Gamble from Waterloo, ON, Canada with their submission entitled, Take Action!

Check out our storytelling page to watch their videos!

Congratulations Talia, Evie and Amelie!


Plan E is a program dedicated to finding and equipping the next generation of Canadian youth with the tools, resources and platforms to champion and solve global climate issues.

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