How to ‘save and survive’ energy bills

November 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

“In view of the changing direction of the Ontario Government cancelling several popular renewable energy programs, planning large new investments in nuclear energy and the on-going rise of our electricity bills,” long time MC2 member Arnold de Graaf says a public opportunity to learn how to save and survive “is a very timely topic.”

MC2 will hold a public meeting at the Monora Park Pavilion in Orangeville on November 19, which will focus on conserving electricity and renewable energy.

Entitled “Saving and Surviving” the community organization will lead discussions on Conserving Energy and Developing Alternatives including incentives, tips, and tools. Founded in 1988, MC2 works to protect the environment, representing the views of residents to local councils in the County of Dufferin and the Province of Ontario.

The free public meeting will be focused on sustainable energy practices and investing in renewable energy for private homes. There will be guest speakers familiar with Net Metering and small FIT (Feed In Tariff) programs to explain what is involved in solar heating of hot water heaters and radiant heat for floors as well as other solar energy possibilities.

The group will present “a brief overview of home energy audits: what is involved and costs, which will give homeowners a sense of where they may start in conserving energy, and what is most crucial and cost effective.”

Director of Public Works for the Township of Mono, Mike Dunmore, will be on hand to give an update on efforts the Township has made to save energy, including installing LED lighting and rooftop solar panels along with other measures.

Sponsored by the Environment Committee of the Mono Mulmur Citizens’ Coalition (MC2), “Saving and Surviving” takes place at Monora Park in Orangeville on November 19 from 9.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and refreshments will be served.

For more information on this event, contact Mono Mulmur Citizens’ Coalition P.O. Box 686 STN. Main Shelburne, L9V 3M1 or e-mail the group at

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