Thursday, June 26, 2008

Every Kilowatt Counts Summer Sweepstakes

an energy conservation program called Every Kilowatt Counts Summer Sweepstakes - see information below.
Using 10% less electricity this summer could make you a winner!

Sign up, as an Early Bird, to participate in the 2008 Every Kilowatt Counts Summer Sweepstakes before June 30, 2008 and you could win a bunch of cool energy efficient, green products like solar chargers for your cell phone, standby power bars or recycling centres!

Once you've registered, let the savings begin! Eligible residential customers who reduce their electricity consumption by 10% from July 1 to August 31, 2008 as compared to the same period last year will be entered into a draw for really cool energy efficient prizes. You could win prizes like ENERGY STAR qualified appliances, an iPod Touch with a solar charger and top-of-the-line mountain bikes. And of course, by using less electricity, you'll save on your electricity bill and help the environment.

You won't want to miss out on these prizes! Register now for a chance to win.

Mark your calendar!

Be sure to register by June 30, 2008 to qualify for the Early Bird draw. Check out the Early Bird prizes!

Get on board! Last day to register for Every Kilowatt Counts Summer Sweepstakes is July 15. Why not take a moment now to sign up? You could be one of the lucky winners taking home one of these fabulous Grand Prizes.

Join the thousands of Ontarians who are taking steps - big and small - to make conservation a natural part of their everyday lifestyle.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New bus route for Hamilton

The Wentworth Bus Route is officially starting on Monday June 23rd - noon start in front of the former Robert Land School. There will be light refreshments for this monumental event.

The route is being labelled 12-Wentworth Route bus and all rides will be free…for the entire week!

No transfers will be given out, so if they are transferring to another bus they have to pay then or use their pass.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil

Friday June 13 at 8pm will be another Doc Night, the last one of our 2007-2008 season. The documentary that we will be presenting is "Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil".

This documentary was made by the Austrailian Broadcasting Corp., it is a very interesting and captivating film, with some cool computer graphics thrown in to depict the time of the dinosaurs.

Please see our website ( for a good synopsis of the film and a list of films that will hopefully be shown in the 2008-2009 season.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Solar PV and Wind power workshop

Come learn more about installing a residential solar and wind power

system at Green Venture’s “Good Start" workshop.

This short free information session takes place on June 21, 2008,

from 10:00-11:30 am at Hamilton’s EcoHouse

(22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton).

It will be presented by Natural Power Products of Kitchener,

a residential contractor who recently installed Green Venture’s

wind and solar power.project,

“A Good Start: Giving Hamilton the Power to Change”.

To participate in the workshop, please RSVP Green Venture

at 905-540-8787, ext 15, or via email


When; Sat Jun 21 10am – Sat Jun 21 11:30am

Where; Eco House

Friday, June 6, 2008

Spots available for the Dave and Cathy Off Grid Tour

Free Tour

Building an Environmentally Friendly Home

Environment Hamilton and Dave Braden invite you to learn more about:

An environmentally-friendly home that

can be heated with a hair dryer

comes with its own electricity supply

avoids the use of toxic materials

Dave Braden is a former city councillor and

a member of the Board of Directors of Environment Hamilton
who has been building energy efficient homes for many years,
including homes specifically designed for people with extreme chemical sensitivities.

He is now constructing his own family home near Valens Conservation Area. He will take us through it and explain the techniques that he has used to make this the most environmentally friendly home in Hamilton, and perhaps in the province or the country.

Dave will be happy to answer your questions,
including on how you can reduce the energy costs in your own home.

Sunday, June 29th at 2 pm

(in Flamborough near Valens Conservation Area)

Please pre-register by June 12th

the event is free but Environment Hamilton gratefully accepts donations-suggested donations $10

To register of for more information, contact Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko at

Or phone (905) 549-0900

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

How energy smart is your faith group?

Energy ministry backs faith group project

Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is providing Environment Hamilton with $16,500 to deliver an energy conservation project to Hamilton faith groups. The 8-month project will provide workshops on energy reduction, free energy saving kits, and loans of energy meters that allow individuals to do a self-audit of their home energy use.

The funding allows EH to continue providing tours of Dave Braden’s super energy efficient home, and to encourage some faith groups to investigate energy audits for their religious buildings. On this aspect of the project, we’ll be working with both Hamilton Green Venture and a provincial organization called Faith and the Common Good. We’ll also be encouraging individuals to tour Green Venture’s eco-house on Weever Street and sign up for comprehensive home energy audits.

The project continues EH’s climate change work over the last year with local faith groups. Beatrice Ekoko has led that work and is the coordinator of this new project.