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Posts tagged ‘Okanagan’

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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20
Mar

Responsible Energy Management

Okanagan College is committed to sustainability and seeks to be an environmental steward in our local communities and beyond.  A key part of our commitment to sustainability is the development and expansion of environmentally responsible energy systems.   Read more »

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 »

3
Mar

Sustainability Focus in English and Communications Class

Anchoring CMNS/ENGL 235 with a thematic focus on sustainability was a natural fit—the class was comprised primarily of students from the Diploma in Environmental Studies program. Their enthusiasm for practices incorporating and discussions relating to sustainability created momentum in the class.

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1
Mar

Vote for OC’s Centre of Excellence!

ArchDaily readers have selected The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence as a finalist in the Building of the Year Awards in the category of education. Follow this link to vote for the building (votes may be cast daily until March 6.) Read more »