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Saving Energy in Ottawa - A Tenant Action Workshop

Where:  Ellwood Hall, Jim Durrell Complex, 1265 Walkley Rd., Ottawa
Date:  Thursday, October 9th, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Register now at www.torontoenvironment.org/workshops

Who is this workshop for?

  • Active tenants living in apartment buildings
  • Neighbourhood and community groups working with or for tenants
  • People looking to find new ways to save energy in their apartment building
  • Environmental organizations that want to learn about a tenant-led energy conservation model

What can you expect?

This will be a free full-day workshop run by the Toronto Environmental
Alliance (TEA), a Low Income Energy Network steering committee member,
and hosted by the Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre
(NROCRC). The workshop lays out the steps to help tenants start a
custom-made energy saving program in their own apartment building.

At the workshop, you will:

  • Get inspired by real-life examples of how tenants have successfully run their own energy conservation programs.
  • Learn step-by-step how you could kick-start your own energy conservation program.
  • Collect ideas, advice, tools, and resources to help you along the way.
  • Participate in breakout sessions and activities.
  • Relate what you’ve been learning to your own neighbourhood.
  • Network with fellow tenant advocates and activists.

Why should you attend?

  • It’s free and you’ll have a chance to talk with other tenant advocates
  • You’ll feel refreshed and motivated to try out some new ways to bring tenants together and take action on an important issue.
  • You’ll gain an impressive ‘tool kit’ to kick start energy conservation activities in your neighbourhood
  • What you learn at the workshop can be used time and time again to take action on other neighbourhood concerns

Register quickly and easily by filling out the online form at:  www.torontoenvironment.org/workshops 

Please register by Monday, October 6th, 2008.

There is no registration fee for the conferences and lunch will be provided, but we ask that you register as soon as possible so that we can order the food.

The Jim Durrell Complex is located at 1265 Walkley Road.  The nearest major intersection is Bank Street and Walkley Road.  The workshop will be held in Ellwood Hall, which is located on the main floor.

In keeping with the theme of the conference, if feasible, organizers would encourage the use of public transit or car pooling. There is free parking available and there are a number of bus transit routes that stop at this location.  Please visit the OC Transpo website for more information.

For more information (including parking and accommodation in the area) contact:
Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
c/o Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
425 Adelaide St. West, 5th floor
Toronto, ON  M5V 3C1
Tel: 416-597-5855 ext. 5167
Toll-free: 1-866-245-4182 ext. 5167
Fax: 416-597-5821
Email: bhanjiz@lao.on.ca
Website: www.lowincomeenergy.ca



With support provided by the Community Go Green Fund