Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.72
Liaison Robert St.Onge
Submission Date July 19, 2011
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Okanagan College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rob St. Onge
Manager, Buildings and Sustainability Services
Dept., Facilities and Business Services
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

“Pay it Forward” Campaign
Lighting accounts for 35% of our total electrical consumption. While we improve efficiency and lighting control strategies, we often overlook that nothing is more efficient than all of us turning off the lights – all the time. In order to shift the responsibility from the institution to it’s users, we created a “Pay it Forward” campaign.
The concept is basic. When we see an empty space with the lights on, We turn off the light and tape a green laminated sign to the door explain that we turned off their light and then challenge them find another offending space to stick the sign.

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