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LIEN Workshop in Toronto

LIEN/TEA regional workshop
"Low-Income Tenants' Step-by-Step Guide to Energy Savings and Neighbourhood Action"

Where: Oakham Lounge, Oakham House, Ryerson University Campus
Date: Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

What can you expect?
This will be a full-day workshop run by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), a LIEN steering committee member. The workshop lays out the steps for tenants to start a custom-made energy saving program in their own apartment building.

This is how the day will look:
• To start off, we'll use real-life examples of how tenants have successfully run their own energy conservation programs.
• Then we'll outline how you can do this in your own building or neighbourhood using a number of simple steps.
• You'll be given lots of examples and advice on how to follow each of the steps, including special tools or tactics that can help you along the way.
• Since every neighbourhood and building is different, there will be some time near the end to break out into groups and apply what you've been learning to your own neighbourhood situation.

Who should attend?
• Anyone who lives in Ontario - this is not just for Torontonians!
• Active tenants living in apartment buildings
• Neighbourhood and community groups working with or for tenants
• People looking to find new ways to save energy in their apartment building

Why you should attend?
• It's free and you'll have a chance to talk with other tenant activists
• You'll feel refreshed and motivated to try out some new ways to bring tenants together and take action on an important issue.
• You'll gain an impressive 'tool kit' to kick start energy conservation activities in your neighbourhood
• What you learn at the workshop can be used time and time again to take action on other neighbourhood concerns

WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Presentation


Directions and Registration

Oakham House is located on the southwest corner of Church Street and Gould Street. It is a 2 minute walk east of Yonge Street, just north of the Dundas subway station.
In keeping with the theme of the workshop, if feasible, organizers would encourage the use of public transit or car pooling. There are several paid public parking lots also nearby. Please register by Friday, May 30, 2008.

There is no registration fee for the workshop and lunch will be provided, but we ask that you register as soon as possible so that we can order the food.

Click here to view the Registration Form


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Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
c/o Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
425 Adelaide Street W
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C1
Phone: 416-597-5855 ext. 5167
Toll-free: 1-866-245-4182 ext. 5167
Fax: 416-597-5821
Email: info@lowincomeenergy.ca