Bike Relay and Eco-Fair to raise money for Solar installation at the school
cc350 Team - C. Stockwell, April 18, 2011
Media Release – cc350 Team, April 18th 2011
(Victoria, BC) A team of students from Claremont’s Global Studies student activism group has worked to organize our second annual cc350 event – a combination bike relay and eco-fair that will let us install photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of Claremont school with help from SolarBC’s Solar for Schools program. Our ultimate goal is to achieve a carbon-neutral learning environment, and the event’s name – in full, Climate Change 350 – is a reference to the 350 parts per million which is the maximum level of atmospheric CO2 that can be sustained without extreme climatic consequences. Last year’s event was a great success and saw attendees such as municipality officials, police officers, teachers, students and community members alike.
The event itself will be held on May 6th at Claremont School, and will feature live music, local food, environmental booths, environmental themed fair games, and a BMX demonstration. Participants will compete in teams of five in a relay-style cycle race to total 350 laps of the Claremont school track. The winning teams will receive prizes including gift cards for a variety of local shops and restaurants.
Our thanks go out to all local businesses who have sponsored us or donated to the event, without whose generous contributions this event would not have been possible. In particular, we would like to thank YesBC!, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, the Capital Region District and of course the Claremont school administration for their help in organizing this event.
For more information about cc350, see: www.cc350victoria.ca