Energetic Events

There were two types of participants in Energetic Olympics: Municipal and Individual

Each participant logged their energy-saving activities and scored points for their various actions. Check out the different actions by clicking on the links below.

Goods & Services

Did you know?

Horizontal-axis washers use 50% less energy, less water, less soap, and they are better for your clothes. In fact, they can provide savings of up to $95 a year through reduced use of energy, water and detergent. To learn more about saving money and energy on home appliances, check out BC Hydro’s Power Smart for Homes page.


Did you know?

Where does your food come from? Has far has it travelled? Did you know that in Canada, the average food item travels 2,400 km to get to your plate?
You can significantly decrease its emissions by focusing on ways to grow and buy food locally.


Did you know?

One common myth is that when you reduce the thermostat for only a few hours it will take more heat to bring your home back up to the desired temperature. This is not so. You will save money and fuel because your heating system will not have to keep your home so warm. You will use less energy overall even when you warm up your house from a cooler temperature. (547 Ways to be Fuel Smart by Roger Albright)


Did you know?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75% less energy and last up to 8 times as long as incandescent light bulbs. (Source: BC Hydro)

Check out the electricity scoring card to find out how you can reduce your electricity bill and get on the Energetic Olympics Podium!


Did you know?

Canadian motorists idle their vehicles an average of five to 10 minutes per day. A recent study suggests that in the peak of winter, Canadians voluntarily idle their vehicles for a combined total of more than 75 million minutes a day – equivalent to one vehicle idling for 144 years. (Source: City of Mississauga Anti-Idling Campaign)