This winter, the heat at the Castlegar, Silver King and Tenth Street campuses was turned down by two degrees to conserve energy and show Selkirk College’s commitment to lowering our carbon footprint. Students and staff were encouraged to wear a sweater to show their support for energy conservation at this second annual event.
Selkirk College students and staff are celebrating environmental leadership by marking five years of being a Fair Trade Designated Campus. The first college in Canada to be recognized in 2013, efforts to increase awareness and represent the movement continue throughout the region.
With an eye on safety and sustainability, outdoor lighting on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus has been taken to a new level with the installation of more than 100 luminaires and a computerized system that provides a model for the future.
As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.
Selkirk College continues to lead in the achievement of sustainability and has recently earned a STARS silver rating for its commendable efforts. The global Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has praised the local institution for its ongoing work.
Selkirk College and Fortis BC have partnered to help provide leadership in sustainability for our region. A grant from FortisBC will help the college take a closer look at energy use and setting new goals for reduction.