Available now in the region's libraries!
The Climate Action To-Go Kits are a fun and easy way to learn about what you can do at home to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Each kit contains resources and activities for you to:
- Measure household appliance electricity use with the Kill-A-Watt Meter.
- Discover air leaks in your home using the Thermal Leak Detector.
- Test out the ultra-efficient LED light bulb.
- See how efficient your showerhead is with an easy test.
- Learn more about more local solutions to climate change with a documentary film and a variety of books. Each kit contains three unique books:
If you have already borrowed a kit, give us your feedback and tell us what you are doing at home.
Across the region we consume enough energy and fossil fuels to emit more than 1.4 million tonnes of GHG emissions each year. Our transportation, building lighting and heating, and waste generation choices have a big impact on the environment and on our wallets. It is estimated that we collectively spend nearly $700 million dollars on energy and fuel each year. While we know it will take a huge shift in behaviour, technology and policy to achieve substantial GHG reductions, there are many actions we can do at home to improve efficiency and reduce our impact.
Borrow a Kit Today!
The kits are currently available through all ten branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Salt Spring Island Public Library, the Sooke, North Saanich / Sidney and Port Renfew Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the Camosun College Library.
Additional Local Resources
- The Capital Regional District (CRD) offers a number of sustainability related services, programs and initiatives. Below is a selection of some of these areas; each offer more resources and links to help you take action at home:
- BC Hydro Power Smart offer tips and advice for reducing energy use. They also serve up incentives and rebates that can help you save energy and money at home or at your business:
- Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) reports quantify energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from activities in the community such as on-road transportation, buildings and solid waste.
- Certified Energy Advisors can give you expert, independent, and customized advice about improving your home's energy efficiency through energy saving upgrades.
- Learn more about the climate change science: