Students at Rossland Summit School held up the pieces to an “energy pizza” as BC Lion Jason Arakgi explained how British Columbians use electricity.

BC Lions teach Rossland students to conserve energy

Linebackers Adam Bighill and Jason Arakgi paid a visit to Rossland Summit School as part of the FortisBC Energy Champions program.

Rossland students learned about energy conservation from the BC Lions on Tuesday afternoon.

Linebackers Adam Bighill and Jason Arakgi paid a visit to Rossland Summit School as part of the FortisBC Energy Champions program.

The program is designed for children from kindergarten through Grade seven and emphasize the importance of environmental responsibility and being an “energy champion.”

“We just want the kids to think about when they’re using energy and how we can start saving some energy, and to think about our non-renewable resources and fossil fuels, because we only have a certain amount. We’ve got to think about how we can live sustainably, so we can carry our way of life into the future,” said Bighill, who has part of the program for three years now.

Asked why he thought it was important that the BC Lions talk to kids about energy conservation, Bighill said, “Well anytime we show up at a school the kids are excited to see us no matter what. They tend to listen a lot better no matter what if a BC Lion shows up, so we feel like we can reach through to kids very well and we have a good time doing it.”

The Lions visit 75 schools throughout the Mainland as part of the program and have already visited 50 or so this year.


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