BUILDINGS

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Besides travel, our homes are also major sources of greenhouse gases.  A good place to start reducing carbon footprint in a house is to obtain a home energy audit to help you pinpoint where there may be energy savings.

If you want to access Federal Home Energy upgrade grants, you will need a certified Home Energy Evaluation, but it’s worth the time and effort: thermal windows, insulation, heat pumps and solar panels can lower energy costs and cut greenhouse gases.

The old-fashioned approach of putting on a warmer sweater also saves greenhouse gases. Last but far from least, plant native trees around your house, they’ll lower cooling costs, and provide habitat- a win-win!

RESOURCES

webinar co-presented by nith valley eco boosters and climate action waterloo region increase your home's energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

Webinar - Let's Talk Energy Use!

Co-Presented by Nith Valley Eco Boosters and Climate Action Waterloo Region. Particpants learned how to make their homes more energy-efficient and reduce carbon emissions. 

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Project Neutral

With a strong focus on neighbourhood action and distributed leadership, they work closely with community leaders, providing Torontonians with tools to establish a greenhouse gas baseline, see how they compare to their neighbours, and explore actions that reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

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The Energy Efficient Dufferin Arena

Stratford’s Dufferin Arena may look like other buildings in the city, but a closer look reveals a green scrim along the roof edges. This green roof is one of the many energy efficient features in the state of the art arena, completely renovated in 2010.

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Climate Momentum is a community-based climate action group in Stratford and Perth County.

Our vision is for a community engaged in creative, bold responses to the global climate crisis and committed to a carbon-neutral Perth County by 2040.

We focus on supporting individuals and advocating for community-wide change in key areas of meaningful climate action: green transportation, net zero buildings, waste reduction, and biodiversity protection.