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December 04, 2012

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Climate Action Student Innovation Expo At City Hall

On December 3, the City of Victoria, the Capital Regional District and the University of Victoria hosted the Climate Action Student Innovation Expo. The public was invited to visit the tradeshow to learn about 18 student ideas to increase cycling in our region and to hear about six solutions for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases while improving our quality of life in Victoria.

First year UVic Engineering students were tasked with increasing cycling in the region, armed with only their wits and the CRD’s Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan. Fourth-year Environmental Studies students at UVic were tasked with crafting local solutions to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Victoria.

For more information, visit: www.victoria.ca/climateaction or contact Allison Ashcroft, City of Victoria, at 250-361-0366.

This program is part of the Protocol of Cooperation between the City of Victoria and UVic. Collaboration on climate action, the development of the Stormwater utility and rainwater management incentives and rebates and strengthening green economic development in the region are active focus areas within this partnership. For more information about the protocol, visit: http://ring.uvic.ca/news/uvic-formalizes-research-agreement-city-victoria.

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