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Conserve the Light Gathering - a First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference

Friday, July 24th 2009 10:51:32am

Media Advisory

Conserve the Light Gathering - a First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference

(July 24, 2009) As part of the ongoing Energy Efficiency & Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program, Charles Fox Consulting Inc. and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) will convene a Gathering of Ontario First Nations and Métis Elders and Leadership and community members from September 3, 2009 to September 4, 2009 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

A First Nations energy efficiency conference will be held on September 3 to September 4, 2009. The conference will focus on energy conservation successes, challenges and opportunities in First Nations and Métis Communities in Ontario.

An energy conservation presentation will be made by Elders of First Nations and Métis in Ontario.

For more information, visit http://www.conservethelight.com/


WHAT:


A Gathering of Ontario First Nations and Métis Elders and Leadership and community members

WHERE:

Valhalla Inn
1 Valhalla Inn Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7E 6J1

WHEN:

September 3, 2009 to September 4, 2009

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For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Don Huff, Environmental Communication Options, 416-972-7404, huffd@ecostrategy.ca


The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program was developed by Charles Fox Consulting Inc. and funded by the Ontario Power Authority. The main goal of the program is to introduce and implement energy efficiency and conservation measures throughout all 134 First Nations communities in Ontario. This program consists of four main components: the Conserve the Light Gathering conference, Education and Awareness, Energy Conservation Kits, and the Energy Retrofit Pilot.

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is working directly with First Nation communities on a range of initiatives, including long-term systems planning, and is committed to ensuring that First Nation communities have access to the tools to participate in Ontario's growing culture of conservation, in a manner that complements First Nations values and heritages.