Green Initiatives In Development
With the help of government and industry partners, Providence has taken the lead in greening our campus.
A few of the highlights:
- a biomass district-heat system that reduced our GHG heating emissions by more than 2/3’s
- a geothermal heating & cooling system for 20% of our campus building footprint
- eWaste recycling
- involvement in 50by30 and the Biomass Economy Network
There’s lots more. Check out the PowerPoint for a more complete rundown.
Many of these initiatives were sparked by the Buller Centre and Providence Business students.
Part of our role at the Buller Centre is to help develop the green business sector. We do it for three reasons:
- Growth of the green economic sector—especially alternative energy production—has the potential to provide significant economic benefits to rural Manitoba.
- We believe we have an obligation to do what we can to care for the world God created. We can’t do everything, but we can do what we can.
- It’s fun.
- as of June 2013, BIOMASS BROKERAGE is live online
- La Connexion Rural Rural Transit is still in development
- finding an alternative to the municipal landfill for the organic waste from Providence’s commercial kitchen
- finding markets for biochar
- seeing if biomass ash can be sold
- seeing if we can find a way to energy-retrofit a cluster of churches