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List of Actions


Solar Domestic Hot Water

Provides information about solar domestic hot water systems, how to complete a solar map of the community, plans for holding a public meeting for those interested in solar hot water, assistance with developing partnership with local retailers to receive/warehouse the units and promotion of the units.
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Local Flavour

This program encourages local food production and consumption, thus bypassing the typical extensive transportation and processing requirements of conventional food distribution.
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First Class Across Canada

In this program, two grade 4 classes from different schools compete with each other to earn enough kilometres to be the first class across Canada. They earn points by listening to a short presentation once a month by ecoPerth staff or other trained person, taking a simple checklist with three easy actions home and filling it out with their parents. Those forms are then collected and kilometres awarded based on the number of actions taken. Each month, the checklist lists 3 new actions, and also tracks kilometres driven by family vehicles.
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Relamping Project

This is a door-to-door program to distribute compact fluorescent light bulbs to residents and facilitate relamping whole houses. Includes a spreadsheet that compares lighting strategies and provides comparisons of capital, operating, maintenance and total lifetime cost. Targets residences and selected institutional properties.
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Spring Tree Sale

As a means of creating energy efficiencies, communities are encouraged to plant trees. The project materials include information about the types of trees to purchase, suppliers, logistics and promotional materials. This is one of the most popular ecoPerth events, involving dozens of volunteers and hundreds of homeowners every year. They have distributed over 26,000 trees and shrubs to date.
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Personal Action Pledge/One Tonne Challenge

A simple checklist that identifies what people have already done and what they will commit to do in the future. This will be tied into the One Tonne Challenge program.
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Community greenhouse gas emissions profile

This will provide a simple methodology of identifying the gross greenhouse gas emissions for a small community and translating the data into dollars flowing out of the community. A useful tool for promoting local economy.
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Water Conservation for Households And Businesses

A promotion and education campaign for water conservation that can be done in conjunction with the municipality. May include flyers, water-bill inserts, door-hangers, and point-of-purchase promotion information.
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Ecoride Car-Pooling Website

An interactive website for people offering or seeking a ride. This includes regular commutes as well as one-time rides. Users can specify details of the ride and compatibility preferences.
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A Bright Idea

A fund-raising project that involves gift wrapped and labelled compact fluorescent light bulbs, complete with the dollar and GHG savings. People purchased them to be used as stocking-stuffers.
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Alternative Lawn Care

Alternative lawn care and regulating pesticides is becoming an important issue for many community groups and municipalities. Background information, sample by-laws, and public education information will be provided.
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Energy-Efficient Tree program

Identifying and maintaining the existing municipal tree inventory is an important step in a planting-for-energy-efficiency program. Suitable locations can be identified and trees provided for summer shade and winter wind-breaks.
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Waterfront/Lawn Visits

This is a door-to-door program using local volunteers or Master Gardeners. The visits can cover pesticides, composting, planting for energy-efficiency

Green Shift

This computer model looks at a family’s driving habit and suggests greener alternatives, documenting the dollar and greenhouse gas savings.
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No-idle Signage/Program

No-idling programs can start small and build up. Posting signs, such as at schools and railway crossings is a first step of an education program.
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Mini-Actions

There are many Quick Actions that can be low cost and easily implemented, but have a real impact by getting different sectors involved in climate change activities. These can include Christmas light timers, LED lights, tire-pressure clinics, and reel mower loaners. These mini-actions will be added to from the experience in other communities.
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Nov 17, 2017
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