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18
Jan

Centre for Learning at the Kelowna campus certified LEED Gold

The first building in the Central Okanagan built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standard has now been certified by the Canada Green Building Council. Following the stringent guidelines, Okanagan College broke ground on the five-storey $28-million Centre for Learning at the Kelowna campus in 2006. The doors opened to students in 2009, but the building only recently received certification.

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22
Mar

Penticton Speaker: March 26th – Geology, Soils, and Landforms of the Okanagan Valley

Tim Watts is a geologist and the owner of the Kettle Valley Winery.  Join Tim for a discussion of the geologic history of the Okanagan and how forces such as volcanoes, glaciers and rivers shaped the landscape we see around us.

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15
Mar

Top Ten Green Things You Can Do at OC to Make a Difference

Ever wonder how you can make a difference on campus? Well, here are 10 easy things that make a big difference to our campus sustainability!

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13
Mar

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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11
Mar

Kelowna Green Business Awards Organized by OC Students

The 2012 Green Business Awards will be presented at a luncheon on April 25, presented in partnership by the Kelowna  Chamber of Commerce with the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Okanagan. come to the luncheon and learn about Okanagan businesses’ committments to sustainability!

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9
Mar

April 2nd – Penticton Screening of Strange Fruit

Marc Arellano, a Professor of Communications at Okanagan College, is an award-winning poet and filmmaker.  His most recent project, Strange Fruit: A Changing Landscape in the Central Okanagan, is a feature-length documentary that explores family-run orchards and the issues of land, labour and water.

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8
Mar

Penticton Speaker: March 12 – Reflections on Sustainability

Henk Saaltink worked as a consulting engineer on national and international water resource and social development projects for over fifty years. As a result, he has a unique perspective on the sustainability movement.  During his presentation, Henk will talk about his experiences and the challenges he sees in our future. Read more »

22
Feb

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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17
Feb

Penticton campus recycles for Ethiopia

A novel idea from Business Administration Chair David Northcott has the Penticton campus making international good with its recycling.

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16
Feb

Packed house for multicultural celebration

About 700 people from Okanagan College and the community came out in force to enjoy Chinese New Year and International Night, a multicultural celebration put on by students with Okanagan College International Education. This marked the first year the event was held at the Kelowna Community Theatre.