Toronto's Green 13 participates in Ontario's Green Energy Doors Open

News Sep 03, 2016 Bloor West Villager

Environmental advocacy group Green 13 celebrates Green Energy Doors Open with a free screening and discussion of the film ‘Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible’ followed by a visit to a home where a ground source heat pump was installed.

The film will be shown at Annette Library, 145 Annette St., Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Created by Guy Dauncey, an ecologist and futurist, the film acknowledges the crises our society faces, such as climate, energy, ecosystem, economy and housing, among others. Its message is that we must imagine a future that is green and sustainable.

Following the screening and discussion, participants will visit an Indian Grove 1890s row house whose owners, since 2011, have relied on a ground source heat pump (geothermal) for its heating and cooling. The house uses a vertical loop system installed in the 16-foot wide backyard. Since the installation, the system has significantly lowered energy bills.

The owners decided also to use hot plates for cooking and a large toaster oven for baking after removing the gas stove. New fiberglass windows and closed cell foam installation was added to the house that year.

With climate change action taking place across the province, Green Energy Doors Open is billed as an initiative that provides ‘a unique’ opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and ideas.  

“We are very excited that we have close to 150 event hosts across the province who will showcase their renewable energy and conservation projects big and small,” Nicole Risse, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association executive director, said in a statement. “Our hosts are teaching us that we can power, heat, cool and move ourselves sustainably, while building resilient and prosperous communities and acting responsibly to mitigate climate change.”

The family friendly event takes place in communities all over Ontario.

For details, visit www.GreenEnergyDoorsOpen.ca

To find out more about the Green 13 event, visit www.green13toronto.org

Green 13 celebrates the Ontario-wide Green Energy Doors Open event Sept. 9 to 11

News Sep 03, 2016 Bloor West Villager

Environmental advocacy group Green 13 celebrates Green Energy Doors Open with a free screening and discussion of the film ‘Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible’ followed by a visit to a home where a ground source heat pump was installed.

The film will be shown at Annette Library, 145 Annette St., Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Created by Guy Dauncey, an ecologist and futurist, the film acknowledges the crises our society faces, such as climate, energy, ecosystem, economy and housing, among others. Its message is that we must imagine a future that is green and sustainable.

Following the screening and discussion, participants will visit an Indian Grove 1890s row house whose owners, since 2011, have relied on a ground source heat pump (geothermal) for its heating and cooling. The house uses a vertical loop system installed in the 16-foot wide backyard. Since the installation, the system has significantly lowered energy bills.

The owners decided also to use hot plates for cooking and a large toaster oven for baking after removing the gas stove. New fiberglass windows and closed cell foam installation was added to the house that year.

With climate change action taking place across the province, Green Energy Doors Open is billed as an initiative that provides ‘a unique’ opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and ideas.  

“We are very excited that we have close to 150 event hosts across the province who will showcase their renewable energy and conservation projects big and small,” Nicole Risse, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association executive director, said in a statement. “Our hosts are teaching us that we can power, heat, cool and move ourselves sustainably, while building resilient and prosperous communities and acting responsibly to mitigate climate change.”

The family friendly event takes place in communities all over Ontario.

For details, visit www.GreenEnergyDoorsOpen.ca

To find out more about the Green 13 event, visit www.green13toronto.org

Green 13 celebrates the Ontario-wide Green Energy Doors Open event Sept. 9 to 11

News Sep 03, 2016 Bloor West Villager

Environmental advocacy group Green 13 celebrates Green Energy Doors Open with a free screening and discussion of the film ‘Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible’ followed by a visit to a home where a ground source heat pump was installed.

The film will be shown at Annette Library, 145 Annette St., Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Created by Guy Dauncey, an ecologist and futurist, the film acknowledges the crises our society faces, such as climate, energy, ecosystem, economy and housing, among others. Its message is that we must imagine a future that is green and sustainable.

Following the screening and discussion, participants will visit an Indian Grove 1890s row house whose owners, since 2011, have relied on a ground source heat pump (geothermal) for its heating and cooling. The house uses a vertical loop system installed in the 16-foot wide backyard. Since the installation, the system has significantly lowered energy bills.

The owners decided also to use hot plates for cooking and a large toaster oven for baking after removing the gas stove. New fiberglass windows and closed cell foam installation was added to the house that year.

With climate change action taking place across the province, Green Energy Doors Open is billed as an initiative that provides ‘a unique’ opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and ideas.  

“We are very excited that we have close to 150 event hosts across the province who will showcase their renewable energy and conservation projects big and small,” Nicole Risse, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association executive director, said in a statement. “Our hosts are teaching us that we can power, heat, cool and move ourselves sustainably, while building resilient and prosperous communities and acting responsibly to mitigate climate change.”

The family friendly event takes place in communities all over Ontario.

For details, visit www.GreenEnergyDoorsOpen.ca

To find out more about the Green 13 event, visit www.green13toronto.org