A grade 2 class at Shannon Lake Elementary in West Kelowna has received a $1,000 award from BC Hydro’s Community Champions program to support a conservation project in their school.
The class will use the award to purchase energy efficient taps to save water, plant new trees in the school yard and plant a garden that will attract bees and butterflies.
The Community Champions Program supports not-for-profit organizations across British Columbia that show lasting commitment to the environment and sustainability. Classrooms, kindergarten to Grade 12, vote for the not-for-profit video submission that most inspires them to take action. As part of their vote, classrooms propose a conservation project that they wish to undertake, which places them in a random draw. Twenty-five classrooms are selected to win $1,000 to help fund their school project.
To view a list of the winning schools and their projects and to watch video submissions for the Community Champions program, visit bchydro.com/communitychampions.