Second Annual Energy Conservation Challenge

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The City’s second annual Energy Conservation Challenge, in partnership with Oshawa P.U.C. Networks, kicks off on Earth Hour, Saturday, March 25, and runs through to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.

The Challenge aims to inspire ideas on reducing energy consumption and G.H.G. emissions, provide energy saving incentives and information, and help save money on energy bills. Residents are encouraged to submit energy conservation tips.

Oshawa residents are invited to submit their tips on how to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas (G.H.G.) emissions below or in person at Service Oshawa; the top three energy conservation tips will be awarded prizes.

The Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee, a committee of volunteers that advises Council with respect to certain environmental matters, will review submissions and select three (first, second and third) entries. Prizes have been donated by the Oshawa P.U.C. Networks Inc.

The City’s second annual Energy Conservation Challenge, in partnership with Oshawa P.U.C. Networks, kicks off on Earth Hour, Saturday, March 25, and runs through to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.

The Challenge aims to inspire ideas on reducing energy consumption and G.H.G. emissions, provide energy saving incentives and information, and help save money on energy bills. Residents are encouraged to submit energy conservation tips.

Oshawa residents are invited to submit their tips on how to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas (G.H.G.) emissions below or in person at Service Oshawa; the top three energy conservation tips will be awarded prizes.

The Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee, a committee of volunteers that advises Council with respect to certain environmental matters, will review submissions and select three (first, second and third) entries. Prizes have been donated by the Oshawa P.U.C. Networks Inc.

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  • Tips

    by Kingdom, over 1 year ago

    Stop littering. Recycle more. Invest in solar power. Invest in battery powered cars. Walk or take your bike to the store. 

    Keep the dream alive!

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    by Sarah, over 1 year ago

    The little things are often over looked, especially when almost everyone is doing it. When your phone is done chargeing, do you unplug the charger? Most people don't. 

    After your phone is 100% charged, on or off the charger, if the charger is still plugged into an outlet, it is still using electricity.

    TIP: UNPLUG YOUR PHONE CHARGER ONCE YOUR PHONE IS DONE CHARGING.

    It's a little thing, that can easily be done, and easily go viral. Everyone knows to turn the lights off when they leave a room, so why not unplug the charger?

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  • Save energy using your wood burning fireplace

    by John Crosbie, over 1 year ago

    An excellent way to save energy both in the winter and summer when you have a wood burning fireplace in your home is to ensure that the damper in the flue for the fireplace is closed when you are not using it.  Wood burning fireplaces are very inefficient with most of the energy going up the flue (chimney) when you are using it.

    In the winter, you are heating the home with gas, oil or electricity and a significant amount of heat goes out the fireplace flue with the damper open whether you are using the fireplace or not, although... Continue reading

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