Earth Day!

Earth Day!


Earth Day, which occurs on April 22, will be celebrated at Royal Roads on Friday, April 21, 2017. Come join us in the Italian Garden at 12 p.m. to celebrate! One of the themes for Earth Day 2017 is EarthPlay – getting people outside – playing and connecting with nature. Join us for a guided walking tour around campus to enjoy the outdoors and experience the natural and ecological significance of RRU’s campus.


Held annually since 1970, Earth Day is for people to celebrate the earth and our responsibility toward it.


Can't make it to the event? Wondering what you can do to make a positive change to the environment? Check out the following resources to help you be more environmentally sustainable and lower your environmental footprint.

  1. Calculate your carbon footprint. Check out the Carbon Footprint calculator to determine what your own carbon footprint is.                                                                                                                      

  2. Check out Vancouver Island’s largest Electric Vehicle Show and Sustainability Showcase held at The Royal BC Museum on Saturday, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the festival is free. For more information please visit

  3. Fuel-efficient vehicles. Natural Resources Canada 2017 Fuel Consumption Guide can be used to compare the fuel consumption of different models of vehicles to determine the fuel-efficiency of your vehicle or to help you choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your everyday needs. 

  4. Electric vehicle plug-in stations. If you have an electric vehicle, check out PlugShare’s database of over 50,000 electric vehicle charging stations. There are 2 EV charging stations located on campus! 

  5. Energy conservation tips. BC Hydro provides a number of resources to help you reduce your energy consumption and costs. 

  6. Qualified households can take advantage of BC Hydro’s free options to make your home more energy efficient. To learn more, visit 

  7. For BC Hydro customers, visit to see your daily energy use and ways you can cut your energy consumption. 

  8. Recycling. The Capital Regional District’s My Recyclopedia provides a variety of recycling resources to help you learn what, where and how to reduce, reuse and recycle.