The Kootenay region of British Columbia, renowned for the many beautiful mountains and lakes, has long been environmentally conscious. This came to the forefront in 2016 when SunMine – Canada’s largest solar project and largest solar tracking system – opened on an old mining site near Kimberley earning nationwide attention.
We're excited to announce BCSEA Vancouver’s first Volunteer Onboarding session for 2020.
The BCSEA Vancouver Chapter (BCSEA Van) is a group of volunteers who are driven by their passion to make a difference in the sustainable energy sector. The activities of the Vancouver Chapter are dictated by the following three pillars:
Season's Greetings! We recently concluded our Annual General Meeting and heard about a lot of our success stories at the Provincial and Chapter levels. You can see the slide deck from the AGM on our website for more details, but the bottom line is that we have taken a lot of action in 2019 towards achieving our goal of 100% sustainably powered British Columbia.
Olga holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Geological and Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Geological Engineering from UBC.
She is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 20 years of work experience in mine operations, financial and engineering consulting industries, and academia. She is currently serving as Mining Engineering Faculty at BCIT School of Construction and the Environment, helping to develop the next generation of mining leaders, and seeking opportunities to collaborate with school and industry partners.
REnA is an ongoing project being led by the Vancouver Chapter. It all started in early 2019 when a long time BCSEA member, Dr. Henry Mwandemere, approached the Chapter with the idea to bring renewable energy to Karonga, Malawi. Henry is a retired UN scientist residing in Vancouver and his mission is to combat energy poverty in Africa by addressing two key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
#5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
#7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable modern energy for all
On October 3, 2019, the Kamloops Chapter of the BCSEA and Transitions Kamloops co-hosted a non-partisan debate at the Thompson Rivers University. The debate’s topic was the environment and all seven candidates were present, which made for a lively evening punctuated by valuable ideas, laughter and promises which we hope to see materialized in sustainable projects down the road.