Doug Hopwood

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

In 2012, Doug Hopwood had a goal: to reduce the carbon footprint and minimize pollution of one of the biggest fossil energy users on Lasqueti Island – the school. Through his tireless fundraising, community engagement, and successful grant applications, Doug coordinated the installation of a large array of solar panels at False Bay School, greatly reducing dependence on the diesel generator. Doug’s dedication to the False Bay Energy Project has resulted not only in huge financial savings, but also in a reduction in fossil fuel use and the consequent GHG emissions from Lasqueti Island. His achievements are testament to his dogged determination and clear vision.


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