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Saving Energy in Windsor - A Tenant Action Workshop

Date:  Wednesday, October 29th
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:  College Avenue Community Centre, 3325 College Ave., Windsor.

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 hosted by the Homeless Coalition of Windsor-Essex County.  The workshop will be run by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), a Low Income Energy Network steering committee member who has on the ground experience running energy conservation programs for tenants. 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 Friday, October 24th, 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 College Avenue Community Centre is located at 3325 College Ave.  The workshop will be held in the Gymnasium.

In keeping with the theme of the conference, if feasible, organizers would encourage the use of public transit or car pooling.

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: [email protected]
Website: www.lowincomeenergy.ca


With support provided by the Community Go Green Fund