2018 Wrap Up on National Tree Day
Doug Bell of Northern Lights Estate Winery, Adele Sjoberg of Timberline Footfitters, Christina Iliopulos the Prince George Driving For Life Academy, Kim Menounos of the Fraser Basin Council representing Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable’s North Central BC Clean Air Forum 2018, Mayor Lyn Hall of the City of Prince George, and Barbara Otter of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.
Three businesses and one event were acknowledged by the Chamber and the City of Prince George as being carbon neutral this year at our Wrap Up Celebration on National Tree Day. The Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s Carbon Reduction Project facilitated the process. The project is successful due to the amazing business volunteers, funders and the University of Northern British Columbia’s Carbon Management class.
We are very pleased with Louisa, our Carbon Intern in 2018, as she assisted those businesses and the event to become carbon neutral. Louisa, overseen by Kyle Aben of Carbon Realities, completed carbon footprint analyses on:
|· Nechako Bottle Depot||· Northern Lights Estate Winery|
|· Phoenix Transition Society
· Timberline Footfitters
|· Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable’s
· North Central BC Clean Air Forum 2018
We appreciate the amazing media coverage from:
- CKPG Today: https://youtu.be/ArSlvVshjwA
- Prince George Now: https://tinyurl.com/yao9jkva
- CKPG news broadcast: https://youtu.be/cCRVTyJBXR0
CARBON INTERN 2018
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is ecstatic to welcome to the team Louisa Hadley, a UNBC Graduate student. Already Louisa has launched carbon footprint analyses projects with a few local businesses, with even more planned this summer.
Louisa was a student in UNBC’s “Carbon Management” course this past term, which taught her valuable skills on how to investigate, analyze and interpret carbon footprints from a variety of business structures. Soon, Louisa will present her analysis conclusions to our new business volunteers, along with future recommendations on how to lower their unique carbon footprints. Louisa assists committed businesses in understanding and reducing their carbon footprints. Four businesses/projects have indicated that they wish to become carbon neutral this year.
Currently, the program is looking for more business volunteers for the Winter 2019 (January) intake. If you are interested please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Louisa’s internship is funded by
The Chamber is pleased to facilitate another amazing venture for local businesses, a FREE carbon footprint analyses. Since 2015, CN has funded the Chamber to facilitate this project. The Chamber proudly expedites local member businesses to interact with UNBC’s “Carbon Management: Sustainable Business in a Carbon-Constrained World.” The class analyses current business data as part of an experiential learning opportunity for students.
Businesses receive marketable data and recommendations on how they can reduce operational expenses. What an opportunity!
We wish to thank all of our participating businesses for the hours they donated to gain information on how to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. The Winter 2018 intake of volunteers included:
|Ø Aboriginal Business Development Centre||Ø Rozon Family Dental|
|Ø Prince George Driving For Life Academy||Ø Serengeti Northern BC|
|Ø Prince George Hospice Society||Ø Mills Speedee|