Clean Energy Fair & Forum January 25, 25, & 27
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
For Immediate Release:
As part of its ongoing Climate Action initiative, the District of West Vancouver and the Climate Action Working Group are pleased to invite all residents to attend the Clean Energy Fair & Forum.
Clean Energy Fair
Drop by and learn how you can reduce your home heating and transportation costs:
- Featuring: BC Hydro; City Green Solutions Home Energy Advisors; Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre; and members of the Climate Action Working Group and Strategic Transportation Working Group
- Bring your home gas and electricity bills for some “Home Energy First Aid”, and West Vancouver residents can enter to win a FREE Home Energy Audit.
- Learn how other residents have retrofit their homes and cut their costs.
- The District’s proposed greenhouse gas reduction targets, and what they mean for a West Vancouver home.
Mon, Tues & Wed, January 25th, 26th & 27th
3:00 to 7:00 pm daily
Clean Energy Forum:
An evening of informed dialogue featuring special guests:
- Councillor Trish Panz: Fossil Fuel Freedom: A View from Sweden
- Dr. Stephen Sheppard (Scientist and West Van resident): Local Solutions for a Changing World and the Choices We Can Make
- Helen Goodland (Executive Director, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre): Your Home & Your Wallet – Economical Home Retrofits
- Stephen Jenkins: Protecting and Improving West Vancouver's Waterfront
- PLUS the draw for a FREE home energy audit!
West Vancouver Community Centre – Atrium Wednesday, January 27th
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Seniors’ Activity Centre – Activity Room
Residents who would like to: learn how to reduce home energy bills and/or transportation costs; speak to an expert about economical home energy retrofits; learn more about the new, green economy; or take action on climate change are all encouraged to attend one or both of these events.
The District of West Vancouver is working to ensure our community is on track to reduce its climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions (“GHGs”). Provincial legislation requires local governments to create targets and action plans for GHG reduction in their Official Community Plan. The District is proposing to adopt community-wide GHG reduction targets of 33% below 2007 levels by 2020, and at least 80% by 2050, which is consistent with Provincial targets. The Energy Fair & Forum is the first phase of public consultation for these proposed targets.
Visit www.westvancouver.ca/climateaction for more information.
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Wendy LeBreton, District of West Vancouver Planning Department