Town invites residents to learn about energy conservation

Friday, May 17, 2013 – for immediate release

Town invites residents to learn about energy conservation

Oakville Conserves Energy Fair set for May 25

Easy ways to conserve energy is the theme at this year’s Oakville Conserves Energy Fair set for Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall. This annual community event showcases green energy information, services and products from companies, groups and agencies from across Halton and the Greater Toronto Area.

“The town is committed to conserving energy when and wherever possible. Our Corporate Energy Management Plan focuses on optimizing energy usage while minimizing energy costs at all town facilities,” said Cindy Toth, director, Environmental Policy for the Town of Oakville. “This event is our way of sharing great energy conservation information with the community in a way that’s fun and educational.”

Over 15 exhibitors will be available in the South Atrium at Town Hall to offer advice and demonstrate their products. Oakville Hydro and Union Gas will offer tips on how to conserve energy at home, Solar Ontario Ltd. will showcase solar thermal heating for pools and you’ll get a first-hand look at the latest energy efficient technology such as an electric car designed and built by Sheridan College students. There will be something to appeal to all ages and interests.

Residents will also have an opportunity to learn about energy conservation at two free workshops:

10 to 11 a.m. — Learn about Oakville’s ecological footprint and the town’s energy conservation initiatives.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Qantas Building Science’s Shawn Good offers money-saving energy conservation tips you should know before renovating or purchasing a home.

Giveaways will be available to all fair participants.

If you’re looking for a bargain, the Oakvillegreen Community Garage Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day in the Town Hall parking lot.

For more information on the Oakville Conserves Energy Fair, visit the Energy Conservation page.

Media Contact:

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville

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Town invites residents to learn about energy conservation