Great young minds think alike: save the planet!
April 23rd, 2012
Ever wonder what your kids are thinking about? We dropped into Vancouver’s Lord Strathcona School to find out.
On April 19, the leadership students from grade 6 and 7 worked with 35 of their classmates to brainstorm ideas on how to be good to the planet and smart about the future. BC Hydro helped facilitate the student-led Earth Day assembly and took notes.
Here’s why the students say that we need to raise awareness:
Here’s what they suggested we should do:
At BC Hydro, we believe that creating energy conservation awareness and support for climate change reduction among the next generation is one of the keys to energy sustainability for our province.
From Power Smart, we know that small steps can add up to big savings. Since 2007, BC Hydro estimates that customers have saved $600 million in bill savings through participation in Power Smart programs. For BC Hydro, that translates into energy savings: 3,000 gigawatt hours of electricity savings or the equivalent of powering more than 270,000 homes annually.
For other tips on saving electricity every day and being good to the planet to boot, visit www.powersmart.ca
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