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List of Actions
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.
This program encourages local food production and consumption, thus bypassing the
typical extensive transportation and processing requirements of conventional food
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This is a door-to-door program using local volunteers or Master Gardeners. The visits can cover pesticides, composting, planting for energy-efficiency
This computer model looks at a family’s driving habit and suggests greener
alternatives, documenting the dollar and greenhouse gas savings.
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.
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
|Nov 17, 2017|
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