Destination Conservation (DC) is a multi-year, practical, student-driven, activity-based program that brings environmental education alive in schools. DC increases sustainability by developing leadership teams in schools that conserve energy and water, reduce waste and protect the environment while tracking their impact and measuring the financial benefits. These teams are comprised of students, teachers, principals, custodians and parents who work together with community partners to implement school-wide campaigns.Get Started »
Since 2003, Destination Conservation has been offered in more than 350 schools in 19 school districts in B.C. and Alberta, reaching more than 100,000 students. During the 2009 / 2010 school year, DC schools are estimated to have saved 17,000 gigajoules of natural gas and 3.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity; enough to power over 325 average North American homes for one year.More about us »
Our goal was to educate our school and community in the energy wasted when things are plugged in that are not in use. We called it phantom energy because it is still flowing even though we can't see it. We wanted to help reduce our schools energy use by 10% from the previous year.