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That's a Wrap! Cool It Spring 2020 Results

That’s a wrap! Cool It Spring 2020 results

The Cool It Climate Leadership challenge wrapped up the last of its spring 2020 workshops in June. In a semester that saw Cool It shift entirely online as a result of COVID-19, the Cool It team was thrilled to be able to deliver 39 online elementary workshops as well as 15 high school workshops.

EN-Roads Climate Policy Simulator Webinar

On July 29th, the BCSEA conducted a webinar inviting interested sustainability professionals to participate in a game-like challenge utilizing the EN-Roads simulator. 

The EN-Roads Climate Policy Simulator is an up-and-coming technological and educational tool that is useful in teaching people how we can effectively approach the climate crisis. Essentially, the simulator incorporates all variables that contribute to the rise and fall of global temperatures within the sectors of energy, technology, and land use. 

Kamloops Chapter Active Despite Social Distancing

In mid-March when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, the Kamloops Chapter was planning on doing two Electric Vehicle shows but of course those had to be cancelled.  We’ve been looking for other ways to advance our mandate during the pandemic and recently found one thing: offering recommendations to local decision-makers through writing letters.

BCSEA'S OKANAGAN CHAPTER AND THE CITY OF VERNON - VIRTUAL MEETING

BCSEA'S OKANAGAN CHAPTER AND THE CITY OF VERNON - VIRTUAL MEETING

Okanagan Chapter - Task Force Meeting

Our first Okanagan Sustainable Energy Task Force Meeting is coming up and we are hoping to connect with our community in the central Okanagan region to discuss solutions from our fall forum, Powering Sustainable Energy.  The task force will be strategizing how we can positively impact the transition to 100% renewables in the Okanagan by 2030. There are so many ways. We need numbers of people from all walks of life to take on this challenge. Offer some time to the change, educate ourselves and others by talking with the city councils and helping one another live the necessary change.

Victoria Chapter - Update on Government Action

Happy new year from the Victoria Chapter team!

Our first event for 2020 will be an update on government action to cut transportation emissions. Dan Clancy from the Clean Transportation Branch will address Zero-Emission Vehicles, the Clean Energy Vehicle Program and the Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive Program. Get the inside scoop and ask questions.

COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE KOOTENAYS

COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE KOOTENAYS

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.

BCSEA-Vancouver Chapter, Volunteer Onboarding 2020

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:

BCSEA Message from the Board Chair Jonathan Ho

December 12, 2019
BCSEA

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 Kosarewicz

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.