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More and more people are interested in going green but are puzzled by where to start. You will learn how to go green using a process of understanding your pollution and how to reduce it in a way that focuses on the high-impact areas first.

Topics covered include:

  1. Environmental Overview - we need to understand the problem before the solutions will make sense
  2. Measuring your Impact (pre-work required, see below) - we need to measure our current ecological impact on the environment to understand where to focus
  3. Solutions for Going Green - this will result in better health, a better environment, and in many cases save you money too

Recommended Pre-work:

The following pre-work will take approximately 30 minutes with several calls to utilities and the use of a website. While this pre-work is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to understand how much you can reduce your effects on climate change.

  1. Determine annual electricity usage in Kilowatt Hours (kWh)
  2. Determine annual home heating fuel usage. For Natural Gas or Propane, in cubic meters (m3), for Heating Oil, in liters
  3. For each vehicle, determine annual kilometers traveled and the “Fuel Consumption for L/100km, City and Highway” using the following website from Natural Resources Canada: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/tools/fuelratings/ratings-search.cfm

Workshop Dates:

Evening workshop at Durham College in Oshawa as follows:

Monday, February 9, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Oshawa campus.

Monday, April 6, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Uxbridge campus.

Register at Durham College (905) 721-3052 or 1-888-627-1191

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