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October 26, 2017
Future Oxford Speaker Series invites residents to discover the path to “net zero”
Two workshops will highlight ways to reduce electricity consumption at home

What is “net zero” and how do you achieve it at home? Future Oxford and the Oxford County Library invite residents to learn more about greening their homes, either through renewable energy sources, like solar panels, or conservation efforts that contribute to net zero electricity consumption.

The workshops will also highlight Oxford County’s work to help our community reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including the upcoming Solar Oxford Challenge, which will reward 16 residents or businesses in Oxford with up to $1,000 for achieving net zero electricity consumption after one year of implementing conservation, efficiency measures and solar
PV energy.

NORWICH

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Norwich Public Library  |  10 Tidey St.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Drop-in session
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion

TILLSONBURG

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tillsonburg Public Library |  2 Library Lane
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Drop-in session
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion

Light refreshments, featuring equipment from Oxford County Library’s kitchen lending library, will be offered at both workshops, and the Future Oxford Trailer will be on site in both locations. For more information about the workshops visit www.futureoxford.ca.

 

Background

Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan. The County was the first municipality in Ontario to commit to achieving 100% renewable energy and, having already achieved one of the highest residential waste diversion rates in its class and having extended its municipal landfill life expectancy to 2063, the County is now working aggressively to achieve its zero waste commitments. The County is also transitioning to a green fleet; incorporating net zero standards into new builds for municipal housing and facilities; investing in a strategy to advocate for stronger transportation links in southwestern Ontario; and serving as an active member of CUTRIC, a national research and innovation consortium working to transform the Canadian transportation sector towards alternate fuel sources. Oxford County is currently working to establish a sustainability cluster in its historic Courthouse Square to serve as a “living lab” for sustainability initiatives and social innovation.

 

Contact

Donna Kemp| Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 |dkemp@oxfordcounty.ca


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