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SASKPOWER'S ENERGY EFFICIENT
IN-STORE LIGHTING EDUCATION
YOU’VE GOT THE POWER TO SAVE!
SaskPower's Energy Efficient in-store lighting education
• Overview:
• SaskPower provides discounts
and education on energ...
SaskPower's Energy Efficient in-store lighting education
• Why is it important?
• Lighting accounts for approximately 21% ...
SaskPower's Energy Efficient in-store lighting education
• Results:
• 4 weeks, 230 events, 13 Saskatchewan Communities and...
Bike to Work Day
Saskatoon 2013-2015
Attracting new cyclists to commuting while
celebrating the efforts of those who alrea...
2013 2014
Commuter Stations 3 10
Station Hosts 3 21
Participants ~100 ~500
Major Sponsors 4 1
Major Partners 1 1
Commuter ...
Fun for everyone!
• MISSION - increase the
accessibility and sustainability
of cycling in Saskatoon
• MANDATE - teach bicycle
maintenance an...
Service Learning at Canada’s Jesuit Undergraduate University College
Students are matched with voluntary
service opportuni...
Gail Leibel (left), Campion’s first
Engaged Learning Coordinator,
presents a participation
certificate to a student.
Gail ...
“I [had] a great experience, and
have already made arrangements
to volunteer on a regular basis
during the summer months …...
High-Resolution Climate Change Projections
Public Climate Data Web
Portal launched by Institute
for Energy, Environment an...
Supporting Impact Assessment
Public climate data portal:
- More than 1,200 maps
- Spatial patterns show temperature and pr...
Since Initial Launch in 2014
- More than 16,000 downloads
- Over 140 registered users
- Sectors: education, government age...
University of Regina
Facilities Management
Cleaning with Liquid Ozone Pilot Project
Custodian Joe Mccabe
demonstrating the Tersano
Lotus liquid ozone cleaning
system.
The Associate Vice President-
Facilities Management, Nelson
Wagner, checking out the liquid
ozone.
Joe explaining some of the
benefits of the new cleaning
system.
The AV stands for “ Awesome Volunteers.”
This club offers an experience to use the skill of having
leadership and apply it...
The members of the AV Club meet every Wednesday after school to work on
projects. The members are very dedicated to their ...
The Qu’Appelle Initiative
ECOMUSEUMS and SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
Sustainability at the Royal
Saskatchewan Museum
Dr. Glenn Sutter – Curator of Huma...
Multidisciplinary look at Ecomuseums
Work directly with a community
Develop concrete skills
 Dr. Sutter matched us with t...
Collaboration!
Interview Summary and Conclusions
 Everyone we interviewed is deeply committed to
trying to achieve what i...
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 20
CURRICULUM MODEL
Tashelle Peigan
Ashlie Regel
Danica Braiithwaite
Megan Degelman
3 Domains viewed through the lens of Climate
Change
Every topic covered had a flag
What We Learned……..
• Overlaps of domains shaped like Yin-Yang on purpose
• Most topic flags went in Yin-Yangs
• Biogeoche...
31
From Effluent Irrigation to
Heritage Forest
Photo Credit: Amy Evenson
32
Effluent Treatment Options
From: Claire Kirkland (RROC)
33
Effluent Irrigation
Photo Credit: Forest First (SRC)
Saskatchewan Conservation House (1977)
Regina, SK
R40 Walls | Two sets, double glazed windows
Airtightness test = 0.8 ACH
Harold Orr and Saskatchewan Conservation House
Winner of 2015 Passive House Institute Pioneer Award
April 18, 2015 - Leipz...
5 Passive House Principles
Ventilation with Heat Recovery
Triple glazed windows, high
solar gain, insulated frames
Improve...
A Permaculture
Fruit Tree Guild
Permaculture Saskatchewan
Permablitz
Permablitz
http://permasask.ca/permablitz/
Permablitz
http://permasask.ca/permablitz/
Return/share the surplus
Permablitz
http://permasask.ca/permablitz/
Boreal Water Monitoring Education
Can we drink this water?
Plot of Means
SES_Data$Region
meanofSES_Data$Lead
0.000.050.100.150.200.25
Beauval Buffalo_Narrow...
Can we eat this fish?
Teacher Resources in
Environmental Education
Energy, Water, Waste
• Lessons
•Activities
• Videos
Audits: What is the energy issue at your school?
Pre-post audits = authentic assessment
Campaigns:
What can we do about th...
Challenges:
 Coordinating a systematic approach and acquiring
space for internal collection, storage and
distribution
 H...
Collaborators
 Compassionate Resource Warehouse
 Institutional Support – SaskPoly and U of S
 Executive Leadership
 Pr...
Success!
 Two shipments totaling 6000 pounds (3
tonnes) have been shipped to date
 Reduced land fill/energy consumption
...
Contact:
Jessie Best, Coordinator
Scc.coordinator@gmail.com
639-471-8966
www.saskatooncarshare.com
Some Greenhouse Gas
Emissions Trends:
● SK has the highest per
capita GHG emissions in
Canada - 69.8
tonnes/person/year
● ...
SCC’s Fleet
• Two Nissan Versas
(2012)
• On-Board
Technology
• Dedicated Parking
The Saskatoon Food Bank
Garden Patch
www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/gardenpatch
www.saskatoonfoodbank.org
www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/gardenpatch
www.usask.ca
Sustainability Education
Research Institute
Research+Institute+
Digital Media Mobile Lab
 Developed from SER...
www.usask.ca
Sustainability Education
Research Institute
Research+Institute+
Videos
Photovoice
Photography
Map-Making
www.usask.ca
Sustainability Education
Research Institute
Research+Institute+
In Collaboration With
 Core Neighbourhood Yo...
Team Torch River ForestThe Torch River Forest
Reserve occupies an
area of 9,920 acres
in Townships 53 and
52, Ranges 14 an...
www.usask.ca/sens
Rationale
 Sustainability
 Interdependencies
 Effective local and global citizens
 Distinctive niche...
www.usask.ca/sens
ENVS 201: Foundations of
Sustainability
Students learn :
 sustainability concept
 different interpreta...
www.usask.ca/sens
ENVS 401: Sustainability in Action
ENVS 401 is the capstone course in the certificate. Students work on ...
“Imagine what might happen if students were
regularly assigned actual sustainability problems that
were brought to higher ...
Sampling of 2015 Projects
• Mechanical Systems in the Education Bldg.
• Growing Up: Green Rooftops on Campus
• Money Can G...
Supporting a culture of
sustainability across campus, while enabling staff and
faculty to make positive changes in their w...
Components
• A network of Champions
• A certification system
• Work Green grants
• Awards & celebration
Role of the Champion
• Act as a liaison
• Network meetings
• Engage colleagues
• Share progress
• Certification
May 2015
VSSN expected deliverables
 A new certificate in Voluntary Sector Studies attracts and
retains students in SK
 More stud...
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  1. 1. SASKPOWER'S ENERGY EFFICIENT IN-STORE LIGHTING EDUCATION YOU’VE GOT THE POWER TO SAVE!
  2. 2. SaskPower's Energy Efficient in-store lighting education • Overview: • SaskPower provides discounts and education on energy efficient lighting and controls. • The goal of being present in- store is to maximize SaskPower’s presence demonstrating in an effort to help customers manage their power bills and save money. • Also provides an opportunity for SaskPower to influence customer purchasing decisions at the point of purchase.
  3. 3. SaskPower's Energy Efficient in-store lighting education • Why is it important? • Lighting accounts for approximately 21% of a home's electricity consumption • Lighting is a relatively low cost technology to upgrade • Payback period can be less than a year (depending on usage) • New lighting codes & standards • Wide assortment of options available for purchase
  4. 4. SaskPower's Energy Efficient in-store lighting education • Results: • 4 weeks, 230 events, 13 Saskatchewan Communities and 60+ store locations • 12,000+ customer conversations • Increased program awareness • 6.06 MW savings • 103,250 CFL bulbs sold • 231,490 LED bulbs sold • 23,343 seasonal LED strings sold • 5,693 fixtures and controls sold • Since 2008, our lighting discount program has contributed to just over 37 MW saved in addition to a total of 1,373,471 energy efficient light bulbs and strings of bulbs changed!
  5. 5. Bike to Work Day Saskatoon 2013-2015 Attracting new cyclists to commuting while celebrating the efforts of those who already use their bikes to get to and from work. Brought to you by:
  6. 6. 2013 2014 Commuter Stations 3 10 Station Hosts 3 21 Participants ~100 ~500 Major Sponsors 4 1 Major Partners 1 1 Commuter Stations 2014
  7. 7. Fun for everyone!
  8. 8. • MISSION - increase the accessibility and sustainability of cycling in Saskatoon • MANDATE - teach bicycle maintenance and repair to youth and membership • OFFERINGS – provide a workspace, tools, workshops and low-cost, second-hand bikes and bike parts
  9. 9. Service Learning at Canada’s Jesuit Undergraduate University College Students are matched with voluntary service opportunities to complement and reinforce learning in Liberal Arts courses.
  10. 10. Gail Leibel (left), Campion’s first Engaged Learning Coordinator, presents a participation certificate to a student. Gail passed away in 2014. The program was established in 2011. It creates opportunities for students to give back to their communities, gain practical experience in their fields of study, and integrate those experiences with classroom learning. 740 4093 OVER 150Student participants since 2011 Hours of service logged Community organizations
  11. 11. “I [had] a great experience, and have already made arrangements to volunteer on a regular basis during the summer months … I would take part in the Engaged Learning program any other chance I was given.” “This experience made me really look inside and see who I truly am…it is definitely an experience I will never forget. I am so happy that this was offered in our class.” “The work was very rewarding and it gave me more confidence regarding where I am in my life and the direction I am going in.” “Through this experience, I’ve gained a greater sense of confidence in what I can do for others and have been motivated to reach out to other organizations in my community to volunteer with.”
  12. 12. High-Resolution Climate Change Projections Public Climate Data Web Portal launched by Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities  easy access to high- resolution regional climate data  information and resources for technical and non- technical users to get a detailed look of climate change scenarios http://ontarioccdp.ca
  13. 13. Supporting Impact Assessment Public climate data portal: - More than 1,200 maps - Spatial patterns show temperature and precipitation - 4 Terabytes of data (time series with daily and hourly time steps) - Projected IDF curves (at ~2000 grid cells over Ontario)
  14. 14. Since Initial Launch in 2014 - More than 16,000 downloads - Over 140 registered users - Sectors: education, government agencies, NGOs, business and industry. - Climate change educators, scientists, policy and decision makers, stakeholders, development practitioners, and the public.
  15. 15. University of Regina Facilities Management Cleaning with Liquid Ozone Pilot Project
  16. 16. Custodian Joe Mccabe demonstrating the Tersano Lotus liquid ozone cleaning system.
  17. 17. The Associate Vice President- Facilities Management, Nelson Wagner, checking out the liquid ozone.
  18. 18. Joe explaining some of the benefits of the new cleaning system.
  19. 19. The AV stands for “ Awesome Volunteers.” This club offers an experience to use the skill of having leadership and apply it to projects like: - sorting worms for composting - making the yearbook - We are Silent, Walk for Water - posters about We Day guests and many more! Davidson AV Club
  20. 20. The members of the AV Club meet every Wednesday after school to work on projects. The members are very dedicated to their work and love to design and decorate yearbook pages! In the future years the skills we learn here will be very useful in University and in our every day life. As you can see this is a very beneficial club and will continue to do so for many years! Doing community projects is very good experience! As is designing yearbook pages and doing global projects. What AV Club is All About
  21. 21. The Qu’Appelle Initiative
  22. 22. ECOMUSEUMS and SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION Sustainability at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Dr. Glenn Sutter – Curator of Human Ecology Saskatchewan Ecomuseums Initiative (est. 2011)
  23. 23. Multidisciplinary look at Ecomuseums Work directly with a community Develop concrete skills  Dr. Sutter matched us with the Qu’Appelle Initiative  Chose projects that could be completed in a semester and met the Initiative’s needs  Interviews about water quality and concerns, place attachment, development, next steps  Some possible ecomuseum components: curriculum project on rare species, riparian conservation and restoration, storm water retention, driving tour to historic buildings and sites IDS 290AB at Luther College, U of R Ecomuseums: Exploring Place
  24. 24. Collaboration! Interview Summary and Conclusions  Everyone we interviewed is deeply committed to trying to achieve what is best for the future of the Valley and its residents and visitors.  There were many common opinions expressed, but some important differences.  In particular, there were differences of opinion regarding how much more development should occur in the Valley, and the nature of that development.  We were continuously reminded that roots and histories in the Valley run deep, and it is important to provide opportunities for people to share their stories and help strengthen the diverse community of the Valley.  People are anxious to get involved, and need hands-on opportunities.
  25. 25. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 20 CURRICULUM MODEL Tashelle Peigan Ashlie Regel Danica Braiithwaite Megan Degelman
  26. 26. 3 Domains viewed through the lens of Climate Change
  27. 27. Every topic covered had a flag
  28. 28. What We Learned…….. • Overlaps of domains shaped like Yin-Yang on purpose • Most topic flags went in Yin-Yangs • Biogeochemical cycles drove the whole system • By employing the strategies outlined by ESD / UNESCO (and with sage advice from our classroom guest speaker: Lyle Benko) we can help others help us mitigate our impacts on this delicately balanced system • “So what?” is not a bad question – we must find more info on tipping points • We should ALL be CRITICAL CONSUMERS OF SCIENCE!!
  29. 29. 31 From Effluent Irrigation to Heritage Forest Photo Credit: Amy Evenson
  30. 30. 32 Effluent Treatment Options From: Claire Kirkland (RROC)
  31. 31. 33 Effluent Irrigation Photo Credit: Forest First (SRC)
  32. 32. Saskatchewan Conservation House (1977) Regina, SK R40 Walls | Two sets, double glazed windows Airtightness test = 0.8 ACH
  33. 33. Harold Orr and Saskatchewan Conservation House Winner of 2015 Passive House Institute Pioneer Award April 18, 2015 - Leipzig, Germany
  34. 34. 5 Passive House Principles Ventilation with Heat Recovery Triple glazed windows, high solar gain, insulated frames Improved insulation, R40+ Thermal bridge free Airtightness, < 0.6 ACH …affordably leading to 90% space heating energy savings
  35. 35. A Permaculture Fruit Tree Guild
  36. 36. Permaculture Saskatchewan Permablitz
  37. 37. Permablitz http://permasask.ca/permablitz/
  38. 38. Permablitz http://permasask.ca/permablitz/
  39. 39. Return/share the surplus Permablitz http://permasask.ca/permablitz/
  40. 40. Boreal Water Monitoring Education
  41. 41. Can we drink this water? Plot of Means SES_Data$Region meanofSES_Data$Lead 0.000.050.100.150.200.25 Beauval Buffalo_Narrows Ile_a_la_crosse La_Loche La_Ronge Prince_Albert SES_Data$Sample_Type Snow Tap Water
  42. 42. Can we eat this fish?
  43. 43. Teacher Resources in Environmental Education
  44. 44. Energy, Water, Waste • Lessons •Activities • Videos
  45. 45. Audits: What is the energy issue at your school? Pre-post audits = authentic assessment Campaigns: What can we do about this?
  46. 46. Challenges:  Coordinating a systematic approach and acquiring space for internal collection, storage and distribution  How can we get the excess resources to communities in need?  Who will distribute the resources?  How will the funds be raised for the shipping costs/coordination? SaskPoly and U of S Educational Resources Donations The Problem:
  47. 47. Collaborators  Compassionate Resource Warehouse  Institutional Support – SaskPoly and U of S  Executive Leadership  Program Support  Campus Staff Volunteers  Educational Outreach (Global Neighbors)  Fundraising Contributors:  SaskPoly Professional Cooking Program  Coldwell Banker Rescom Realty  Tupperware Sales - Merilee Leason  Local artists and businesses  Individual donors Campus Community Catalysts for Change Institutional Support Local Community Senior Leadership Support
  48. 48. Success!  Two shipments totaling 6000 pounds (3 tonnes) have been shipped to date  Reduced land fill/energy consumption  Initiative is Expanding and Evolving  Institutional interest has increased  Saskatchewan Polytechnic  Expanding institution wide  Added recycled letterhead  adding lab supplies  University of Saskatchewan - exploring on-campus options for shipments to Compassionate Resource Warehouse
  49. 49. Contact: Jessie Best, Coordinator Scc.coordinator@gmail.com 639-471-8966 www.saskatooncarshare.com
  50. 50. Some Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trends: ● SK has the highest per capita GHG emissions in Canada - 69.8 tonnes/person/year ● Transportation accounts for 21% of this ● There are 1.1 registered vehicles/person in Saskatoon ● Modo Car Co-op in Vancouver has helped take over 3,000 vehicles off the road ● 1000 tonnes of GHG emissions saved
  51. 51. SCC’s Fleet • Two Nissan Versas (2012) • On-Board Technology • Dedicated Parking
  52. 52. The Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/gardenpatch
  53. 53. www.saskatoonfoodbank.org
  54. 54. www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/gardenpatch
  55. 55. www.usask.ca Sustainability Education Research Institute Research+Institute+ Digital Media Mobile Lab  Developed from SERI's Digital Media Project  Youth learn digital media skills to explore sustainability issues that are important to them  Available for loan through SERI • 16 waterproof cameras & memory cards • Multi-day camp curriculum • Youth aged 14-19 • Community-based action research project
  56. 56. www.usask.ca Sustainability Education Research Institute Research+Institute+ Videos Photovoice Photography Map-Making
  57. 57. www.usask.ca Sustainability Education Research Institute Research+Institute+ In Collaboration With  Core Neighbourhood Youth Coop  PAVED Arts  Saskatoon Open Door Society  Committee for Future Generations  CRU Wellness Centre  LaLoche Friendship Centre  English River First Nation  SK Council for International Cooperation  Youth Launch Saskatoon  We Are Many  Local film-makers and photographers Projects  Voices in Vision  Northern Indigenous Photo-Voice Project  Ecoquest Media Camp  From Embers to Flames: Identifying Strategies of Resilience and Mental Health among Inner-City Aboriginal Children and Youth  Chronicle Identities (Canadian Roots Exchange) Contact Nicola Chopin: nicola.chopin@usask.ca Marcia McKenzie: marcia.mckenzie@usask.ca
  58. 58. Team Torch River ForestThe Torch River Forest Reserve occupies an area of 9,920 acres in Townships 53 and 52, Ranges 14 and 15, west of the 2nd Meridian.
  59. 59. www.usask.ca/sens Rationale  Sustainability  Interdependencies  Effective local and global citizens  Distinctive niche Requirements Nine credits of common courses: • ENVS 201: Foundations of Sustainability • ENVS 401: Sustainability in Action • NS 107: Introduction to Canadian Native Studies 12 credits of electives Focus: • Sustainability and Natural Resources OR • Sustainability and Community School of Environment and Sustainability | Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability
  60. 60. www.usask.ca/sens ENVS 201: Foundations of Sustainability Students learn :  sustainability concept  different interpretations  role of human values, attitudes, and behaviours  local and global sustainability issues  how to integrate perspectives and knowledge from both the social and natural sciences School of Environment and Sustainability | Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability
  61. 61. www.usask.ca/sens ENVS 401: Sustainability in Action ENVS 401 is the capstone course in the certificate. Students work on interdisciplinary, collaborative projects to address sustainability challenges on campus.  Green roofs on campus  Sustainable renewable energy  Solar energy  Greening the U of S endowment  Recycled paper  Greenhouse gas reductions  Composting  Landscape management School of Environment and Sustainability | Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability ENVS 401 students Bailie Ericson and Leurant Trach are interviewed by Shaw Cable at the Sustainability Student Project Symposium on March 28, 2014. Photo by Colin Laroque.
  62. 62. “Imagine what might happen if students were regularly assigned actual sustainability problems that were brought to higher education by cities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions. If classroom exercises produced workable contributions to solutions, students would understand they can have a positive impact on the world through their academic learning.” (Rowe, (2007) Education for a Sustainable Future. Science, Vol. 317, pp. 323-324. President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development) The Sustainability Living Lab
  63. 63. Sampling of 2015 Projects • Mechanical Systems in the Education Bldg. • Growing Up: Green Rooftops on Campus • Money Can Grow on Trees: Investing Our Endowment Responsibly • Place Riel Bus Mall Revitalization • Sustainable Food Production on Campus: Perceptions, Values and Ideas for the Future • Design of a Manure Utilization System for the Rayner Dairy Barn
  64. 64. Supporting a culture of sustainability across campus, while enabling staff and faculty to make positive changes in their workplaces
  65. 65. Components • A network of Champions • A certification system • Work Green grants • Awards & celebration
  66. 66. Role of the Champion • Act as a liaison • Network meetings • Engage colleagues • Share progress • Certification
  67. 67. May 2015
  68. 68. VSSN expected deliverables  A new certificate in Voluntary Sector Studies attracts and retains students in SK  More students graduate with community involvement & voluntary sector experience – a benefit for any career  Voluntary sector staff & volunteers upgrade their skills through new courses offerings  Faculty & students work on diversity of real-world problems  Enhanced partnerships between university & voluntary sector

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