Facebook contest seeks suggestions on new green initiative for UNBC

March 12, 2012

The University of Northern British Columbia is running a Facebook contest in which participants can suggest a new green initiative for the institution as part of its fifth annual Green Day celebration on March 20. "Empowering the UNBC population is appropriate as Canada's Green University," says president George Iwama. "(The contest) provides the opportunity to get involved in purposeful environmental change, and links our current and former student community with UNBC's mandate to 'walk the walk.'" Suggestions so far range from making all washing machines in residence cold-water only to incorporating tiles that convert kinetic energy from individuals' footsteps. After 2 weeks of online voting, the top 5 candidates will be announced on Green Day. Prizes include $1,000 from Integris Credit Union and green gift bundles from the UNBC Bookstore. The winners' suggestions have potential to be the university's next green project, as selected by the Green Day Committee. UNBC News Release | Facebook Contest