The Countdown is on for Energetic Olympics!

Sep 14. 09

For the past two years, sixteen B.C. municipalities and their residents have been reducing their energy consumption through One Sky’s Energetic Olympics competition. Communities have reduced their carbon footprint as they’ve scored points in five “events”: transportation, heating, electricity, goods and services, and food and consumption.

Only two weeks remain in the competition, so participants are reminded to log their energy-friendly activities on the Energetic Olympics website. Individuals can score points for shopping at the Farmers’ Market, carpooling to work, using energy-efficient light bulbs and reducing the amount of packaging they use. Gold, silver and bronze municipal winners will be announced after the competition ends September 30, 2009.

The villages of Queen Charlotte, Burns Lake and McBride currently hold down the top three spots in the Lightweight division (for towns with populations of less than 5,000 residents). The Heavyweight division (for towns with populations of 5,000 or more residents) is led by Terrace, Prince Rupert and Smithers. But anything can change over the next two weeks, so be sure to register your points today and help your community get on to the Energetic Olympics podium!

To register, or to update your points, click here. For more information, call Kim at (250) 877-6030 or