Selkirk College Participates in BC Cool Campus Challenge

Selkirk College may be a small rural post-secondary, but the college community can help take on giants like UBC, SFU, BCIT and UVic to determine what school is the coolest in a contest that aims at reducing our environmental footprint.

Selkirk College is taking part in the BC Cool Campus Challenge, a province-wide initiative to reduce natural gas use this heating season.

Post-secondary institutions across the province are challenging each other to reduce natural gas use and encourage campus community members to commit to take energy conservation actions by signing the BC Cool Campus Pledge.

Institutions currently participating include: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Selkirk College, University of Victoria and Thompson Rivers University. Public institutions have taken this opportunity to be community leaders and start a conversation on energy dependency and resiliency.

“This challenge is an example of how collaboration can address concerns about energy use,” says Selkirk College Sustainability Coordinator Laura Nessman. “Natural gas is a limited non-renewable resource. By reducing natural gas use, we can reduce our climate impact and demonstrate climate leadership.”

Original article from Selkirk College