Working in partnership with the school district education and facilities departments, 10-15 volunteer schools are identified in each district. In each of those schools cooperative teams of students, teachers, principals, custodians and parents work together with Destination Conservation, their District and other partners in this multi-year program to reduce energy, water consumption and waste production.
DC helps schools to reduce their environmental impact and improve environmental literacy by first helping them to identifying conservation challenges and then developing their own unique strategy to solve the problem in their school, at home, or in their community.
During the 2010/2011 school year the Destination Conservation program will be delivered to 144 schools across Alberta and British Columbia reaching an estimated 43,000 plus students and saving approximately 3.5 megawatt hours of electricity and 15,800 gigajoules of natural gas for a greenhouse gas emission savings of 2,249 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
If your interested in becoming involved with the Destination Conservation Program please contact our office. First year funding is currently available in most BC School Districts.