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Sarnia event to discuss Green Energy Act

Tuesday, February 10th 2009 4:17:08pm

Media Advisory

Sarnia event to discuss legislation that would make renewable energy a provincial priority


Frustration is growing in parts of rural Ontario where farmers, municipalities, First Nations, and local owners of green energy projects are unable to fully contribute to the future of Ontario’s green electricity.  

A Green Energy Act that would empower all Ontario residents to become power generators is being proposed by an alliance of agricultural, labour, industrial and environmental organizations.

A public meeting is being held in Sarnia to explain the proposed legislation, which in Europe has proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate smog and create thousand of good jobs. For more information on the Green Energy Act, visit http://www.greenenergyact.ca.

WHAT:
A public meeting to discuss the proposed Green Energy Act for Ontario

WHO:
Lambton College
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, member of the Green Energy Act Alliance

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WHERE:
Lambton Inn, Lambton College,
1489 London Road, Sarnia
N7S 6K4

Free Admission

For more information, contact:
Maike Luiken, Lambton College, 519-542-7751x3229 or email maike.luiken@lambton.on.ca

To schedule interviews, Contact:
Jane Story, Manager Policy and Communications, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association,
416-977-4441, ex 222 or email jane@ontario-sea.org.

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Lambton College has proudly served the Sarnia Lambton region for over 40 years as a recognized Ontario Community College of Applied Arts and Technology. The College offers relevant, quality programs at the certificate, diploma and advanced diploma levels that balance career-specific and essential employability skills. Lambton College is committed to sustainable development as demonstrated through its organizational practices, curriculum and community involvement.

OSEA works to initiate, facilitate and support the work of local sustainable energy organizations through membership services, province wide capacity building and non-partisan policy work. They work to catalyze the efforts of community organizers and raise awareness of the benefits of community power and renewable energy through various communication channels and by offering a variety of workshops and guidebooks on topics.