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Recent Releases from Conservation Council of Ontario

Provincial Energy Plan lacks solid conservation strategy says leading conservationist

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:31:29 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, November 25, 2010) Ontario has failed to deliver a comprehensive strategy to support its goal of “a culture of conservation”, according to Chris Winter, a leading conservationist in the Province of Ontario. Chris Winter is the Executive Director of the Conservation Council of Ontario, a provincial charity with a membership of over 40 organizations and a mandate to promote a united conservation movement across Ontario. His family’s monthly ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Toronto businesses keeping cool during the heat wave

Published Wed, 4 Aug 2010 13:00:39 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Toronto businesses keeping cool during the heat wave -teams on the street today in Corso Italia (St. Clair and Dufferin) and Korea Town (Christie and Bloor) As Toronto sizzles through another heat wave, businesses are turning up the air conditioning to keep their employees and customers comfortable. The Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO) is reminding business owners to keep their doors closed while they cool down. While an open door might look inviting, it a...... Click here to read this release



Retailers close doors to conserve electricity related to air conditioning

Published Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:35:07 EST Read More

Retailers close doors to conserve electricity related to air conditioning (Toronto, August 3, 2010) Doors Closed, the Conservation Council of Ontario's campaign to stop air-conditioned sidewalks, is back. Street teams are being deployed around Toronto again this week to hand out posters and to encourage business owners to save electricity. The message is clear: Ontarians don't like to witness stores wasting electricity. A recent survey, conducted by Toronto Hydro, showed that 40 ...... Click here to read this release



Conservation Council of Ontario calls Green Energy Act a step towards the conserver society

Published Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:46:30 EST Read More

Power to the People Green Energy Act a step towards the conserver society (Toronto, Ontario, February 23, 2009) - Ontario's new Green Energy Act will help people across Ontario become more actively involved in the de-centralized production of green power and it will help them save money on their energy bills. "It's power to the people" says Chris Winter, the Executive Director of the Conservation Council of Ontario. "Right on!" For the first time since the first energ...... Click here to read this release



Conservation Council of Ontario supports sales tax exemption on bikes and helmets

Published Thu, 20 Sep 2007 13:01:37 EST Read More

Conservation Council supports sales tax exemption on bikes and helmets Public Demands Safe Cycling (Toronto, Ontario, September 20, 2007) The Conservation Council of Ontario supports the recent call for a sales tax exemption on bikes and helmets proposed today by the Bicycling Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) and the Think First Foundation of Canada. Incentives for the proper equipment are an important part of a provincial safe cycling strategy. “Cycling is becoming a pre...... Click here to read this release



Ever hear O Canada on the Didgeridoo?

Published Tue, 7 Aug 2007 14:28:52 EST Read More

Radio PSAs tackle climate change (Toronto, Ontario, August 7, 2007) Colin Mochrie is tackling climate change. Well, sort of. The lovable Canadian comic has produced a series of radio PSAs for the Conservation Council of Ontario that challenges Ontarians to “lighten up” about their electricity consumption. Perfect for the hot days of August, the three PSAs can be downloaded from www.weconserve.ca. Please use the WAV file for broadcast quality. Move to Australia: Colin fi...... Click here to read this release



Cash for Conservation: Ontario’s Climate Plan Delivers

Published Wed, 20 Jun 2007 16:42:05 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release (Toronto, Ontario, June 20, 2007) The Province of Ontario is pitching in $150 million dollars to help Ontarians save energy at home and buy green power. Chris Winter, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of Ontario, is calling on community groups across Ontario to pick up the challenge and help promote the conservation incentives and support programs. “We’ve said all along that Ontario’s climate change plan has to put people and c...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's Climate Plan "a hit"

Published Mon, 18 Jun 2007 17:49:24 EST Read More

Ontario's Climate Plan "a hit" Everything hinges on what happens next! Ontario's communities and community groups will be key players in Ontario's climate plan, says Conservation Council of Ontario (Toronto, June 18, 2007) It's the bottom of the ninth for climate change in Ontario, and the home side is down a few runs. Things don't look good. Today at bat was Premier McGuinty with Ontario's Climate Plan. How did he do? Chris Winter, Conservation Council of Ontario Executive Di...... Click here to read this release



New Ontario climate change strategy provides everyday practical solutions

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2007 09:41:33 EST Read More

Finally, a strategy that is aimed at helping people take action (Toronto, Ontario, April 5, 2007) Today, the Conservation Council of Ontario released an eight step consumer-oriented climate change strategy called We Conserve: The People's Strategy on Climate Change. In a word, the strategy is "conserve." In four words, "Be a better conserver." And in 28 words and eight actions, the strategy is…"Live in an energy efficient home with renewable power, in a compact and complete communit...... Click here to read this release



Tips to put an E N D to waste this Christmas

Published Fri, 8 Dec 2006 15:51:17 EST Read More

Attention Lifestyle/Consumer/Assignment Editors: Chris Winter, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of Ontario, is available for interviews to talk about buying the best environmentally friendly gifts this holiday season. A Conservation Christmas Tips to put an E.N.D. to waste this Christmas (Friday, December 8, 2006) The Conservation Council of Ontario wishes to remind everyone to buy environmentally-friendly gifts this Christmas. They’ve set up a special web page at www...... Click here to read this release



Doors Closed Ontario!

Published Fri, 14 Jul 2006 14:27:27 EST Read More

Media Release – for immediate release Doors Closed Ontario! Retail stores asked to close doors to mark anniversary of record electricity consumption (Toronto, July 13, 2006) Today marks the one year anniversary of the provincial summer peak record for electricity consumption (26,160 MW), and the Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO) is asking Ontario consumers to support stores and business that conserve energy. Doors Closed identifies stores that made a voluntary commitment to...... Click here to read this release