Our green initiatives

EV Charging Station

Science North and Greater Sudbury Hydro are proud to announce an Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging station is now available to provide complimentary charging to Science North visitors. The Eaton Level 2 Charger can charge two vehicles simultaneously. Look for the green signs in the science centre parking lot, and be sure to register your vehicle with our front desk staff after you plug in!

40% energy reduction for tunnel lighting

By switching to L.E.D. lighting in the tunnel connecting the science centre to the small snowflake, we've reduced energy consumption by a whopping 40%. As a bonus, we've gained the ability to program the color and the light for various moods or effects.

Nearly 250K water bottles saved (and counting)

By upgrading our water fountains to refillable water stations, we've saved approximately 250 thousand water bottles from ending up in landfills.

Upgraded parking lot lighting

By switching to L.E.D. lights for our parking lot, we've improved staff and visitor safety (by having brighter lights) while paradoxically reducing our energy consumption and eliminating our light pollution to zero. How's that for smart thinking?

Current transmitters and infrared scan

We now track with precision the amount of energy being used throughout our facilities and can easily identify sources of consumption, allowing us to make smart decisions about how we allocate our energy use.

F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly gallery boilers

It takes a lot of energy to keep the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery warm all year round. Thanks to our vigilant technicians, it takes less now than it did before, and with any luck it will take even less next year. Continuous improvement is the name of the game.


We've upgraded our recycling program to reduce waste and encourage conservation.