OCAD U celebrates Earth Hour!


OCAD U is keeping the lights on. For 24 hours on March 25, 2017, OCAD U is Bullfrog Powered with 100% green electricity in celebration of Earth Hour.

 
DateSaturday, March 25, 2017

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/services/odesi/sustainability.htm

Location

100 McCaul St.

OCAD U is keeping the lights on. For 24 hours on March 25, 2017, OCAD U is Bullfrog Powered with 100% green electricity in celebration of Earth Hour.

This means that Bullfrog Power's generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the campus uses, displacing energy from polluting sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

What is OCAD U's impact? For the 41.920 MWh of green electricity purchased for the entire campus for March 25, the emission reductions are 6.707 CO2e. 

41.920 MWh is more than 1,500 homes' electricity consumption for a day! 

To determine more environmental equivalencies related to emissions reduction, you can go to the EPA's carbon equivalency calculator. Plug 6.707 tonnes into the "CO2 - Carbon Dioxide or CO2 Equivalent" field to find some interesting comparisons! 



Poster for Earth Day featuring illustration of Sharp Centre
DateSaturday, March 25, 2017

Website

http://www.ocadu.ca/services/odesi/sustainability.htm

Location

100 McCaul St.

Student Wellness Centre teams up with the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers to support recent OCADU graduates with a focus on managing workplace stress, interpersonal professionalism, and employment distress. This is an ongoing series of monthly workshops as a part of the OCADU Commitment to ease the transition from campus culture to the workplace. SWC Facilitators will share coping strategies, scalable goals, and strengths-based language to help each participant tap into their inner boss.
Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to self publishing!
OCAD University’s Faculty of Art partners with The Power Plant to present: Performative Lecture: Dawit L. Petros and Irene Campolmi
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists, curators and designers.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
This exhibition of leading-edge digital art, or eArt, investigates the future of human society through technology, innovation and design.
Craft Futures will connect a group of artists from the Textile Museum of Canada’s WILD exhibition with OCAD University students and recent graduates to participate in one-on-one conversations and on-campus studio visits, offering an platform for direct engagement, relationship building, mentorship and focused conversation.
Free public reception of Onsite Gallery's newest exhibition, Opening Reception: CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt
Join expert character designer Vincy Lim for a drawing workshop featuring tips, tricks and feedback on designing your own unique characters!  
Please join the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies for two sabbatical talks: “Social Entrepreneurship, Specialty Coffee Production, and Transnational Trade in the Northern Philippines” by Dr. Lynne Milgram and “Artists, autobiography, auto fiction” by Dr. Charles Reeve.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

OCAD U is keeping the lights on. For 24 hours on March 25, 2017, OCAD U is Bullfrog Powered with 100% green electricity in celebration of Earth Hour.

This means that Bullfrog Power's generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the campus uses, displacing energy from polluting sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

What is OCAD U's impact? For the 41.920 MWh of green electricity purchased for the entire campus for March 25, the emission reductions are 6.707 CO2e. 

41.920 MWh is more than 1,500 homes' electricity consumption for a day! 

To determine more environmental equivalencies related to emissions reduction, you can go to the EPA's carbon equivalency calculator. Plug 6.707 tonnes into the "CO2 - Carbon Dioxide or CO2 Equivalent" field to find some interesting comparisons! 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/odesi/sustainability.htm
Poster for Earth Day featuring illustration of Sharp Centre
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