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To cap it all off, all children who take part will receive a goody bag for taking part. This is an amazing opportunity to learn, as a family, lifelong lessons that will have an effect on the lives of children across BC. Since 2007, the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) has delivered an annual series of educational workshops to children in schools across British Columbia.

Cool It! Climate Leadership Training is BCSEA’s interactive environmental workshop for students in grades 4 to 7. In each 90-minute workshop BCSEA’s highly experienced, teaching qualified Environmental Educators build on students’ knowledge of climate change through the use of videos, games, quizzes and thoughtful discussion. The ultimate goal is to empower and inspire students to take action to reduce their carbon footprint and GHG emissions.

When & Where

When: November 12thciiyc-image-2

Register for one of the following workshops:

Workshop 1 – 12:30pm – 2pm

Workshop 2 – 3pm – 4:30pm

Where: City Studio, 742 Johnson St, Victoria, V8W 1N1

How to Register

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Register for one of the following workshops:

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@BC Sustainable Energy Association extends its amazing Cool It! educational program to the community! Families can learn about what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint in 2 FREE workshops, 12:30 & 3pm November 12th at City Studio Victoria – take a look. 

Learn how you can reduce your GHG emissions as a family with @BC Sustainable Energy Association’s Cool It! in your Community Workshop. Bring your family to City Studio in Victoria November 12th, 12:30 & 3pm for a FREE workshop on climate change family action! 


Join @BCSEA Nov 12 12:30/3pm for their amazing free family workshops! Learn how your family can fight #climatechange: 

Take home valuable #climatechange actions for you & your family with @BCSEA ‘s FREE workshops, Nov. 12. Find out more: 

Learn how you & your family can reduce GHG emissions & combat #climatechange with Cool It! Learn more about it here:


Our summer urbanism pilot hit all the right notes.

Active urban education at CityStudio

Active urban education at CityStudio

On July 5, and for three Saturdays in July, Greater Victoria Placemaking Network and Vancouver Island School of Art collaborated to bring Victoria Urban Photography (#vicurbanphoto) to CityStudio.

CityStudio is a downtown innovative learning hub where education meets the street. It’s a partnership of Camosun College, Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria and the City of Victoria that grew from The Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Development and Prosperity in late 2015 and early 2016.

Greater Victoria Placemaking Network joined the CityStudio Steering Committee this summer to help bring grassroots, citizen-led, urban learning to the community. The pop-up show was put together in just a few weeks, when the course instructor, photographer Meaghan Krauss, and our Education team leader Lorne Daniel connected over a shared interest in urban images.

The show featured themed photos by Katherine Manning, Mike Mayne, Heather Robbins, Kirk Schwartz, Kate Seaborne, and Patricia Tennant. The event allowed the course participants to extend their learning beyond the traditional classroom, gaining experience in how to mount and publicize an exhibit, and an opportunity to interact with the public.

“CityStudio is an exciting hub for urban learning and interaction,” Lorne Daniel noted. “It’s a place students, faculty and staff, and members of the public can collaborate to learn more about Victoria and invigorate the city.” In addition to the GVPN pop-up, University of Victoria has collaborated with the City of Victoria on two courses at CityStudio – Biketoria and From the Ground Up.

Our thanks to the CityStudio partners for the opportunity to offer this urban learning pop-up!


original-open_mic_tech_night-400x300-2OPEN MIC TECH NIGHT

Jun 23:  Vic Tech Open Mic Night – arranged by Victoria’s tech community, this event was open to the public and offered to engage with the Victoria Tech community, learn about the latest tech and tech companies, a chance to get in front of your peers, help to identify opportunities, issues, partnerships, and paths forward.  Networking, an Open Mic, and featuring Victoria Tech businesses.