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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.