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2017 Cool It! Challenge Winners

Aug 03, 2017

Office of the Mayor


For immediate release – July 21, 2017

Delta, BC – Delta congratulates Ms. Cotter’s fourth grade class at Beach Grove Elementary for winning the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association’s Cool It! Challenge for the second year in a row with 96% participation!  The Delta student with the highest number of green house gas reductions is Finton Shantz from Ms. Dobie’s sixth grade class at Beach Grove Elementary.

Ten workshops at six elementary schools resulted in commitments that will result in the reduction of an estimated 182 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to 39 passenger vehicles taken off the road for a year.

Previously known as the Climate Change Showdown, the Cool It! Climate Leadership Training program develops and empowers young sustainability champions in schools in British Columbia. The new Cool It! program connects with the BC curriculum in the areas of Science, Math and Social Studies, as well as core competencies. 

The continued dedication and initiative Delta’s young people are taking to change their behavior when it comes to energy consumption is inspiring “said Mayor Lois E. Jackson. “Collectively, small changes add up to big impacts and long-lasting actions to protect our environment.”

Between April and June 2017, the workshops were delivered to different schools across Delta to students from grades 3 through 7. The workshops included the four-week Cool It! Challenge encouraging students and their families to make changes to their energy consumption habits. At the end of the four weeks, BC Sustainable Energy Association staff calculated the savings by each classroom, with the class saving the most through greenhouse gas reductions awarded a prize.

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