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What’s up with Okanagan water? Penticton Speakers Series Monday November 19, 2012

Monday November 19, 2012

7:00 pm in the Penticton Campus Lecture Theatre

Water is always a burning issue in the Okanagan, but the conditions change every year, and we are faced with adapting to a new (even more variable) environment. This talk, led by Anna Warwick Sears, is an overview of what we know and what we are setting out to know about collaborative water management in the Okanagan. This is an opportunity to ask questions and get answers about the current and future state of water in the Valley.

Anna Warwick Sears is the Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, a local government agency addressing the shared concerns of valley communities. Dr. Sears has a Ph.D. in Biology, and has been working for more than eight years in watershed management.


New Trades Complex: LEED Platinum + Energy Neutral

The Kelowna Trades Complex project will be the first of its kind in British Columbia to transform a complex of this age, size and diversity into a modern learning space that is energy neutral. The vision preserves the existing shops and Trades’ building structure while expanding and transforming the entire complex into the contemporary spaces learners need today.

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Car Share Program coming to Kelowna

A new organization in Kelowna is in the process of starting a Car Share Co-Op in Kelowna.

The Okanagan Valley is without a formal car sharing service today. However, the Okanagan Car Share Co-op wants to provide car sharing services to the citizens, educational and public institutions, and businesses within the Okanagan Valley.

Take the survey to ensure that students and staff at OC can make the most of this opportunity!

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Earth Hour – Participate and Win!

How are you going to celebrate all that Planet Earth provides for us?

Fortis BC is running an Earth Hour Contest!

Log on to their contest and share your plans to enter for a chance to win a luxurious weekend at the Manteo Resort – Including 2 nights Accommodation and $150 Dinner!

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Campus Facilities Boast Green Policies

Campus Planning and Facilities Management at Okanagan College is committed to environmentally sustainable maintenance and development.   
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Mirror mirror on the wall, whose sweater is ugliest of all?

On Feb. 9, Okanagan College staff in Kelowna and Salmon Arm took action against climate change by turning down the heat and celebrating National Sweater Day  in style with an interdepartmental Ugly Sweater Contest.

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Sweater Day!

In support of and energy consevation awareness, the Vernon Library is hosting an
“UGLY” Sweater contest.
Come in to enter and show us what you’ve got!
Don’t be left out in the cold on Thursday, February 9th, 2012!


Happy Canada Day!

Have a wonderful “Sustainable” Canada Day!
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Electric Car Show – Wed June 8

BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is hosting an Electric Car Show at the Mission Creek Park EECO Center on June 8th, 7-9 PM.

Come out and see what your future will look like!

See link for more details: Electric Car Show 2011 Announcement


Student in dorms reduce energy

The Skaha student residence is currently participating in the “Do it in the Dark” Energy Reduction Challenge from March 7-25.

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