BCSEA Okanagan Chapter Update

The BCSEA Okanagan Chapter hosted a booth at the CARE Community Climate Expo on May 27th in Vernon. Hosted by the Fresh Outlook Foundation, the Community Climate Expo was a great event to showcase the climate-friendly project ideas of passionate SD22 high school students in the North Okanagan city of Vernon.

The Climate Action Ripple Effect (CARE) is an effort to mobilize 400+ students to create more than 100 climate action projects, assisted by 15 teachers and 60+ community mentors.  Over 80 exhibitors were on hand to showcase products, services, initiatives, and projects from the government, NGOs, local artists, and businesses.

Keynote speaker Peter Love gave the big picture for mobilizing against climate change.  The City of Vernon presented their award-winning Climate Action Plan and had staff available to receive input on other sustainability plans.  The BCSEA provided a $50 eco-friendly gift card to the popular FILL – The Refill Store.  The lucky recipient slipped away without providing a name, likely in a hurry to refill their soap bottles.  Music was performed by the Maple Ridge based eco-band, The Wilds.

If you’re interested in learning more about CARE and how you could introduce CARE to your community, find more information here. 

The Okanagan Chapter is actively seeking volunteers.  Join and help us support sustainable energy policy, innovation, and education in British Columbia.  Contact our Steering Committee for more  information.