Conservation for cash

BC Hydro launches contest to win one of five $10,000 conservation awards.

Non-profit groups working to promote sustainability in B.C. are invited to showcase their work and enter a contest to win one of five $10,000 conservation awards. Through the Community Champions program, BC Hydro encourages non-profit organizations to demonstrate environmental leadership in their community and use the award to help implement their sustainability initiatives.

To enter the contest, BC Hydro is asking non-profit groups to explain their sustainability projects in a three-minute YouTube video and submit it online before Sept. 30.

BC Hydro will select up to 15 finalists and then the public will determine three winners by voting for their favorite videos between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15, and the remaining two will be determined by a panel of judges. B.C. classrooms are also welcome to vote for a winner. By voting, each class will be entered in a draw to win $1,000 for a sustainability project in their school.

Last year’s Community Champions showcased a wide range of sustainability projects, ranging from developing gardens at North Vancouver schools to teach students how to grow food and cook their own meals to the promotion of water conservation and stewardship in lake communities in the Kootenay region.

For more information visit: champions.bchydro.com.