Going Carbon Neutral: It Takes A Village
Date: Wednesday, Feb 5th, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora
Cost: Free for members, $5 non-members
Speaker: LINDA SWORD
In 2007, Eden Mills decided to be the first village in North America to “go carbon neutral”, to emit no more CO2 than it absorbs. As we all know, this is easier said than done! Although the village has not yet reached its goal, we have taken the measure of more than 4500 tonnes of emissions, de-mystified their sources, and taken practical steps to bring them down! We’ll fill you in on how and what we have accomplished so far, everything from changing light bulbs to planting trees to an energy retrofit of our 100-year-old heritage community hall to carbon neutrality. Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral is a recipient of a Clean50 2020 Top Project Award. See our Project Site.
About the speaker: Linda has been involved with Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral since 2007, with a focus on communications. She prepared the handbook So You Want to Go Carbon Neutral. Linda brings her experience as an arts administrator and writer, from roles with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, international productions, the Board of the Elora Festival and Grand Philharmonic Choir, and the Board of the Concerned Residents Coalition fighting the proposed Hidden Quarry near Rockwood.
Neighbourwoods thanks our 2019-20 Tree Talk Sponsor, the Elora-Salem Horticultural Society.