Click through the tabs below to view local environmental education services and resources available to faculty and students in the capital region.

Integrate local sustainability into teaching and learning. Explore local information and issues about water, waste, pollution prevention, energy, watersheds, parks and more.

Questions and suggestions? Contact us.

readysetsolve-logoReady, Set, Solve is a fun, applied learning challenge that invites post-secondary students to solve small, but real, sustainability and climate change challenges in the capital region.


Municipalities, not-for-profit organizations and institutions in the capital region face unique challenges in working towards their climate action and sustainability goals.

Post-secondary students have a fresh perspective, relevant skills and knowledge and are looking to gain practical experience, build networks in the community and direct learning to the topics about which they are most passionate.

Ready Set Solve aims to connect inter-disciplinary teams of students with local government, non-profit organizations and institutions to address these challenges and provide real solutions for the region; it’s a win, win, win situation!

2016 Challenge

Congratulations and thank you to the 2016 Ready Set Solve sponsors, Hosts and Student Teams for making this year's challenge a great success!


CRD Climate Action Program Assistant
Tel: 250.360.3039

Past Challenges

Student teams from Camosun College, the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University solved unique challenges put forth by their host organizations. Some of the results can be found in the slideshow here:

Ready Set Solve was hosted by the Capital Regional District Climate Action Program, with support from Camosun College, Royal Roads University and University of Victoria.

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The CRD supports environmental education applied learning and research in the capital region.

Recent partnerships include:

  • Ready Set Solve Challenge (Royal Roads University, University of Victoria, Camosun College)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Major Project Sponsor (Royal Roads University)
  • Cross Connection Control Certification (Camosun College)
  • Environmental Technology Presentations (Camosun College)
  • Continuing Education Professional Development Workshops (University of Victoria)
  • Department of Geography Research Project Sponsor (University of Victoria)
  • Faculty of Engineering Research Project Sponsor (University of Victoria)
  • Individual student PhD and Masters project work and research

Address Local Sustainability

Volunteer, Co-op and Careers

Regional Data

Regional Reports

Political Access

We’re Interested

  • Are you a post-secondary student or instructor in the capital region with emerging and/or research related to our regional environment? If so, contact us.

Related Links

Field Trips


Connect regional environmental services to post-secondary learning outcomes. Requests are fulfilled based on first come first served and CRD staff availability.

Special Events

Note: For data and reports, see the “Applied Learning and Research” tab.

Art and Theatre

Business/ Economics


Environmental Studies

Health and Beauty




Student Orientation

Tools for behaviour change

To help raise awareness and promote environmental stewardship, use the resources developed for CRD campaigns.

Other useful tools:

Addressing sustainability on campus? We may have additional tools and prompts to help, like “Use ½ the soap” posters and laundry detergent measuring scoops.

Email us your water conservation, pollution prevention or waste reduction goal.