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2016 Climate Change Showdown Winners

Jun 21, 2016

The Corporation of Delta congratulates Ms. Cotter’s fourth grade class at Beach Grove Elementary for winning the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association’s Climate Change Showdown!

Ms. Cotter’s class is projected to save 49.3 tonnes of greenhouse gases this year, with the participating Delta classrooms projected to save 282.25 tonnes. This achievement is equivalent to taking 59.6 passenger vehicles off the road for a year, or recycling 12.8 garbage trucks of waste.   

“It is very impressive to see Delta’s young people take the initiative to change our behavior when it comes to energy consumption,”said Mayor Lois E. Jackson. “They’re proving from an early age that we can make positive, long-lasting actions to protect our environment.” 

Between April and May 2016, 14 workshops were delivered to six different schools across Delta involving a total of 389 students from grades 3 through 7. The workshops included a four-week contest encouraging students and their families to make changes to their energy consumption habits. At the end of the four weeks, BCSEA calculated the savings by each classroom, and awarded a prize to the class saving the most through greenhouse gas reductions.

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or email mayor@delta.ca.