Municipality of North Cowichan Household Challenge

The Municipality of North Cowichans Climate Change Advisory Committee is holding the first CommunityforClimate Household Challenge.  North Cowichan residents have until September 10, 2014, to enter to be one of five selected households. The Household Challenge is a new program that will see participating households competing for the greatest reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The challenge will begin September 21 for a five week period and end on October 26.

The CommunityforClimate Household Challenge provides a great opportunity to learn about energy use in your home and find ways to reduce how much you use. This can have a significant positive impact on your household budget in a time of rising energy costs, stated Mayor Jon Lefebure.

If you would like your household to be considered for the Household Challenge complete the application form found onNorth Cowichans website. The application deadline is September 10, 2014.

The Climate Change Advisory Committee is pleased to partner on this project with Transition Cowichan, a volunteer initiative working to support greater community resiliency.  Members of Transition Cowichan will provide support to participating households to help them reduce their energy consumption and GHG emissions. 

Participating households will receive:
a baseline assessment to establish their energy consumption and GHG emissions,an energy audit of their home which will help to identify ways in which they can improve the energy efficiency of their home,an electricity monitor that will measure how much electricity is used by appliances and other electronic devices,mentoring and support from Transition Cowichan members,reduced energy costs, andcommunity notoriety.
The winning household will win a six-month food supply from a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and more.