We know that climate change is a critical issue for the next generation. We also know that when kids are given the opportunity to contribute, they can make a huge impact. We’ve seen this in action with the Snowflake Challenge, where we asked Earth Rangers members to help us attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the longest chain of paper snowflakes!

Well, we’re excited to announce that not only did we beat the record, we smashed it! Our chain needed to measure over 214 metres and it came in at an incredible 403 metres! We almost doubled it!

We gave kids the chance to make their voices heard and they came in loud and clear. We’ve received a countless number of envelopes filled with snowflakes from kids who are passionate about slowing down climate change. Written on each snowflake was a message of hope, concern, and bright ideas for the future of our planet, and we were inspired by each and every one of them.

This record wouldn’t have even been possible without everyone who sent in snowflakes. A big thank you to all of you. This record is all of ours to share. Together we made this message of combatting climate change one for the record books.

Why snowflakes?

The effects of climate change are being felt around the globe but unfortunately, the Arctic is experiencing climate change at a much faster pace than anywhere else on Earth! Warming temperatures have resulted in a loss of sea ice, which is affecting the communities and animals that live there, including polar bears, beluga whales, and Arctic foxes.

This chain of paper snowflakes shows that we can make a big difference if we work together, and each message reinforces the idea that if we take action now, there is hope for the future.

The snowflake challenge is part of a new and exciting program called Project 2050: Climate-friendly habits to change the world, a national movement in which kids across Canada can make real change for the planet! This program will show just what can happen when amazing young people come together to help tackle climate change in Canada.

Join in on the Earth Rangers App or at Project2050.ca