Message from BCSEA's Board Member - Paul Rasmussen
With the end of BCSEA’s 2022 fiscal year, I felt our members and contacts would like to read about some of our successes, and challenges.
Our Switch It Up BC campaign has been very successful with hundreds of people pledging to choose zero emission household cooking, and heating equipment when they next renovate or upgrade their home or appliances. You may have seen or heard our messaging on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube or if you your’re in the lower mainland, on buses and the radio. We’re keeping the message alive this summer by pointing out that switching to an electric heat pump can not only provide zero emission heating for your home, but air conditioning as well, and due to the efficiency of this equipment you’ll save on your energy bills. We’ve also heard from many residents about their satisfaction with all-electric induction cooktops! Check out Switch It Up BC to learn more.
The Cool-It program keeps reaching more British Columbia students every year, and in the last school year our elementary school program increased by 25%. A federal start up grant assisted us in launching our Cool It! high school program, and workshops increased by 50% last year. Not only do our high schools, municipal and other funders want to keep this program going, they have clearly indicated they want more Cool-It! workshops.
This year the BCSEA’s website was redesigned giving us more power and flexibility to create new content, add new features and improve on old ones. We are experiencing some ‘glitches’ but are diligently working to resolve these. Very soon we will be providing you a bcsea.org that is better than ever!
As the climate challenge becomes more obvious every day both in BC and worldwide, we hope you agree that BCSEA’s science, educational, and common sense based approaches to attacking the crisis deserve your support. or heard