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We are working hard to reduce our impact on the natural world by adopting more sustainable practices, reducing our carbon footprint, using resources responsibly and doing our part to mitigate climate change.
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Please connect with Sustainability Coordinator Laura Nessman with inquiries related to sustainability on campus.
In the News
As a sustainability leader in the region, Selkirk College continues to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint and provide meaningful projects that make both environmental and economic sense.
The third annual Selkirk College Environmental Sustainability Awards were presented to student Emily Markholm and instructor Michelle Colley who have shown tremendous leadership on our campuses over the last academic year.
One of the core commitments at Selkirk College is environmental sustainability and a recent solar energy project at the Castlegar Campus is a shining example of the post-secondary is leading the way in the region when it comes to solutions for the future.
One of the foundations of daily operation at Selkirk College finding ways to minimize the environmental footprint on our campuses. Results from a new report show that progress is being made through the efforts of many.
With the announcement of a federal grant, Selkirk College staff and students are now working with municipalities around the region to help develop plans to deal with the consequences of climate change. Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute is proud to announce it will be working to strengthen community resilience to the effects of climate change.
As communities across British Columbia heighten efforts to protect from wildfire, students in the Selkirk College Forest Technology Program are continuing their partnership with the City of Castlegar to help with fuel mitigation efforts in the most vulnerable areas.
During the heart of winter, students and staff at Selkirk College took on the challenge to take personal steps towards lowering energy use. The results from the BC Cool Campus Challenge are in and the college has emerged as a leader in sustainability efforts.
Selkirk College may be a small rural post-secondary, but the college community can help take on giants like UBC, SFU, BCIT and UVic to determine what school is the coolest in a contest that aims at reducing our environmental footprint.
The importance of reducing Selkirk College's ecological footprint and leading by example in the region is illustrated in the latest addition to the vehicle fleet that carries with it a trend that will continue to build in the coming years.
This winter, the heat at the Castlegar, Silver King and Tenth Street campuses was turned down by two degrees to conserve energy and show Selkirk College’s commitment to lowering our carbon footprint. Students and staff were encouraged to wear a sweater to show their support for energy conservation at this second annual event.
Selkirk College students and staff are celebrating environmental leadership by marking five years of being a Fair Trade Designated Campus. The first college in Canada to be recognized in 2013, efforts to increase awareness and represent the movement continue throughout the region.
With an eye on safety and sustainability, outdoor lighting on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus has been taken to a new level with the installation of more than 100 luminaires and a computerized system that provides a model for the future.
As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.