Are you considering going electric? Are you a student looking for affordable, alternative transportation options. Would you like to learn more about electric vehicles (EVs) from an expert, ask questions, learn about the federal and provincial EV rebate programs, and check out the cars and bikes of local owners and dealers? How about a chance to win an Opus electric bike valued at $2500?
The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) and the TRU Sustainability Office are partnering to host the Electric Vehicle Show on June 23, 2019. Electric vehicles are becoming a common sight on our roads because they are fun to drive, less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, require less maintenance and repair, have good to excellent safety ratings,and are better for the environment.
Who: BCSEA members and the general public are invited to attend. TRUSU reps will be there to discuss alternate transportation options for students. Registration is required and is limited to the first 150 people who register. Go to the BCSEA Kamloops website https://www.bcsea.org/chapters/kamloops to register at the EventBrite Link.
When: Sunday June 23, 2019 from 10am to 2:00pm
Where: Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activity Centre (CAC) Mountain Room. (Parking is free on weekends.)
What: This event will begin indoors with an EV presentation by Brock Nanson at 10:00 am. Brock is an engineer and public speaker who lives in Kamloops, owns two EVs, and has an extensive knowledge about electric vehicles. EV dealers and owners will also speak briefly about their EVs. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your questions. After the presentations, there will be a complementary barbecue lunch outside and an opportunity to view the EVs in the Campus Commons adjacent to the Campus Activity Centre. You will also get to chat with the dealers and owners and do test-drives. Please note that the event includes only plug-in electric vehicles, not hybrids. The fleet (brought by local dealers and EV owners): Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Sol, the Nissan Leaf, the Smart For Two Electric Drive and several privately-owned plug-in electric vehicles including Tesla S and Tesla 3. As well as several electric bicycles.
The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is a member-based, non-profit organization that supports the sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of energy in British Columbia and beyond. The association collaborates with governments, industry, universities and other institutions, other non-governmental organizations, and citizens to put in place the conditions needed to accelerate the province's transition to a lower-carbon economy.
WHAT WE DO
The BCSEA develops and undertakes educational programs, policy advocacy, public outreach and energy planning in the following areas:
BCSEA's five chapters; Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Okanagan and South Peace, directly interact with their member constituencies, volunteers and members of the public. They host events, engage the public with community projects and extend BCSEA's reach across BC. BCSEA's chapters allow the association to enjoy the unique position of engaging and interacting with members across the province.
Advance Renewable Energy Generation
BCSEA strives to demonstrate that clean energy is a significant economic driver offering benefits to all British Columbians.
BCSEA endeavors to build and maintain citizen support for the clean energy industry and foster conditions under which government can take further action to support the sector.
Advance Energy Conservation and Efficiency
BCSEA creates and supports projects and initiatives that educate citizens to the benefits of conservation and efficiency.
Advance Low-Carbon Passenger Transportation
With transport contributing 39% of the province's overall GHG emissions, BCSEA reinforces the policies and leadership that incentivize and accelerate zero-emission options.
WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING ON BEHALF OF OUR MEMBERS:
Sustainable Energy News & information Our web site offers sustainable energy articles and opinions, policy proposals, local events, how-tos, informational resources, forums, social media and a lot more. Visit our news page to see what we have to offer!
BCSEA also produces a monthly newsletter filled with articles, information on events and news on sustainable energy developments both globally and from within British Columbia. To receive regular updates and the monthly BCSEA newsletter, join our mailing list!
BC Utilities Commission Interventions BCSEA successfully represents sustainable energy values at BC's energy regulatory commission. BCSEA's Policy Advisor Tom Hackney is directly involved in the decision making process within the BCUC and regularly produces articles on the BCUC processes.
Energy Directories BCSEA maintains a comprehensive and extensive list of its sustainable energy business members and other partner organizations. Through this, BCSEA drives traffic to its business members' websites.
Webinars BCSEA is proud to host webinars with expert speakers on a range of renewable energy and sustainable development topics. Check out our webinar page for information on our past and upcoming webinars. Sponsorships are available!
Cool It! Climate Leadership Training Cool It!is an interactive environmental workshop and contest for students in grades 4 to 7. BCSEA's in-class program has reached over 70,000 BC kids to date. Sponsorships are available!
Special Events BCSEA and its chapters hold events all year long, like Energy Connections. Through these events, BCSEA reaches hundreds of British Columbians and informs and inspires them to take action in combatting climate change and living a sustainable way of life.