Celebrating youth artwork inspired by the beauty of nature.
Admission: FREE. Lounging, lingering and learning: definitely encouraged.
The Get to Know program has been inspiring connections between youth and nature for over a decade. Robert Bateman, celebrated Canadian wildlife artist and Mary Krupa-Clark launched this program in the province of British Columbia in 2000. Today the program works with diverse partners across Canada and the U.S. to deliver innovative initiatives that educate, inspire and empower the next generation to care for the planet.
In 2013, Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington and Pickering Nuclear stations are proud to join the Get to Know program.
In addition to sponsoring the Durham Region Get to Know Contest, OPG staff will be working with a variety of partners to encourage youth to get outdoors, Connect with nature. Create art to foster a more personal relationship with nature and to Celebrate their commitment to the environment, their talent, their energy and their enthusiasm.
The Get to Know Contest invites youth 19 and under to get outdoors, connect with your wild neighbours and celebrate nature through art. Creativity can be in many forms – painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, writing, poetry, and music. Submissions will be accepted between April 8 and August 1, 2013. All submissions will be posted on the 2013 Durham Region Get to Know contest page and will be eligible for prizes.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is an Ontario-based electricity company. We are one of the largest power companies in North America. We produce the power used in most homes, schools, hospitals and businesses in Ontario.
Ontario Power Generation owns and operates the Pickering and Darlington Nuclear stations. The two stations have a combined generating capacity of about 6,600 megawatts. We have strong programs in place to operate in a safe, open and environmentally-responsible manner.
Nuclear power meets more than 50 per cent of Ontario's electricity needs. It has two major benefits - low operating costs and virtually none of the emissions that lead to smog, acid rain or global warming. These benefits make nuclear a very attractive option for meeting the province's electricity needs well into the future.
Darlington and Pickering Nuclear have earned the ISO 14001 Certification of their Environmental Management Systems (EMS). This ensures our environmental policies are managed, implemented, checked and reviewed within an overall context of continuous improvement. Within operations, the EMS is instrumental in assisting the business units to manage their environmental impacts.
Additionally, Darlington and Pickering are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for both Wildlife Habitat and Corporate Lands for Learning sites and both stations have won the prestigious WHC Corporate Habitat of the Year award twice.