Eco-Centre - Craik Sustainable Living Project

Submitted by StudentResearcher on Sat, 2010-05-01 17:49
Date of survey completion
Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how)
Town of Craik; RM of Craik #222
Email address of primary contact person
town.craik@sasktel.net
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon)

 

This multipurpose facility, which opened July 3rd, 2004, features innovative and energy efficient building design and integrated heating, cooling and renewable energy systems. The facility serves as a focal point for indoor and outdoor demonstration and educational programming on sustainability. The Eco-Centre is located just east of the Louis Riel Trail  (Highway #11), one of the busiest and well-maintained highways in Saskatchewan, situated approximately midway between Saskatoon and Regina. The Eco-Centre is located on the edge of the scenic Arm River Valley, overlooking Arm Lake, Craik and District Regional Park and next to the Craik and District Golf Course.  Funding for the Eco-Centre is being generated through:

   1. Fund raising campaigns such as 'Buy a Bale' and the 'Green Lottery'

   2. Corporate, foundation and organizational sponsorship

   3. In-kind contributions and volunteer service

   4. A grant and loan from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Funds.

 

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs)

Opened July 3,2004. Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project)
Craik, eco-village, eco-centre, energy efficient, building design, renewable energy
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project)

 

Informal - This is a demonstration project with material for viewing at www.craikecovillage.ca 

 

What level of education does this project address?
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)