The Vancouver School District is launching Conservation 20 to conserve natural gas use. The major gas pipeline near Prince George that ruptured in October remains in partial service. As a result, supplies to the Lower Mainland will be limited throughout this winter so BC residents and businesses are being aske to conserve natural gas.
Our District can help! Because natural gas is used to heat most of our buildings, by reducing consumption there will be less demand on these supplies. To do this, the District's Operations team is implementing heating schedule to focus on the core teaching hours and reducing any non-essential usage.
As a school community, we can help by participating in Conservation 20! Wherever possible, set thermostats to 20°C and "keep the heat in, bundle up, and get moving." These simple conservation efforts will help reduce consumption and keep schools warm all day.
In our own homes, similar practices could be adopted to help reduce overall natural gas consumption.