B.C. is powered by water

Help preserve this natural resource by empowering your students to conserve energy at home and at school. Explore our hub of power smart tips and activities below.

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Did you know?

Making power smart energy choices help in the fight against climate change

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Don’t waste water in the bathroom

Remind your students to turn off the tap when washing hands and brushing teeth. Challenge them to keep showers to 5 minutes.

Did you know?

BC Hydro makes energy by using the power of moving or falling water

Quick tip

Are you streaming content online?

Using a smaller device like a laptop or tablet can help you save electricity. If you and your family love watching the same shows and movies, try watching together when you can.

Quick tip

Don’t use “Standby power”

Electronics that are off but left plugged in still use some electricity. Unplug electronics, including chargers, at home and in the classroom when you're done using them. Using a power bar and turning it off also helps.

Quick Q

What is the recommended temperature setting for your thermostat while you are sleeping?

16 degrees is the ideal temperature before going to bed. Stay cozy in warm pajamas and blankets.

Quick tip

Remember to turn off the lights

Leaving lights on is a waste of electricity. Open the blinds and use natural light at home and in class when you can. Place reminders on light switches to turn off lights when leaving a room.

Did you know?

96% of electricity generated in B.C. is clean and renewable energy

Did you know?

Making power smart energy choices help in the fight against climate change

Quick tip

Don’t waste water in the bathroom

Remind your students to turn off the tap when washing hands and brushing teeth. Challenge them to keep showers to 5 minutes.

Did you know?

BC Hydro makes energy by using the power of moving or falling water

Quick tip

Are you streaming content online?

Using a smaller device like a laptop or tablet can help you save electricity. If you and your family love watching the same shows and movies, try watching together when you can.

Quick tip

Don’t use “Standby power”

Electronics that are off but left plugged in still use some electricity. Unplug electronics, including chargers, at home and in the classroom when you're done using them. Using a power bar and turning it off also helps.

Quick Q

What is the recommended temperature setting for your thermostat while you are sleeping?

16 degrees is the ideal temperature before going to bed. Stay cozy in warm pajamas and blankets.

Quick tip

Remember to turn off the lights

Leaving lights on is a waste of electricity. Open the blinds and use natural light at home and in class when you can. Place reminders on light switches to turn off lights when leaving a room.

Did you know?

96% of electricity generated in B.C. is clean and renewable energy

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See the path electricity takes from dams to our homes.

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