Education and Outreach

    GOING GREEN: Kelowna’s Water Smart Program

    After a series of focus groups with Kelowna homeowners, it became apparent that there were three key reasons why residents used so much water: 1) poor soil conditions; 2) inefficient use of automatic irrigation systems; and 3) lack of education.

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    Conservation Corner: What’s in a word – the Kryptonite Factor

    When communicating with the public, we have to choose our words carefully. Use the ‘Kryptonite Factor’ to identify words and phrases that might be misunderstood. Terms we use within the industry may not resonate with the average person or, may turn them off entirely from what we hope to accomplish.

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    BC Water & Waste Association endorses “Living Water Smart: British Columbia’s Water Plan”

    “Living Water Smart – British Columbia’s Water Plan” contains new elements of education, planning, policy, economic incentives and regulatory change aimed at protecting BC’s fresh water resources, particularly habitat and source water quality. Benefits are anticipated through action in many sectors, including business, cultural, education, industrial, environmental, communities and agriculture.

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    Conservation Corner: EECO Heroes

    Faster than a speeding bullet, school children in the Okanagan are learning how to be good environmental citizens, thanks to the EECO Heroes. EECO stands for Environmental Educators of the Central Okanagan. In real life, the EECO Heroes are five ordinary City of Kelowna and Central Okanagan Regional District educators, who realized that combining their creative energy, ideas and budgets into one big, splashy elementary/middle school program could be more effective than offering five separate programs.

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