Using less electricity and natural gas will save you money and help improve our impact on the environment. Conserving energy reduces the need to produce energy from non-renewable sources and improves our air quality.
Oakville Conserves Energy Fair
Saturday, May 24, 2014
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Town Hall, South Atrium
1225 Trafalgar Road
The eighth annual Oakville Conserves Energy Fair is bigger than ever! Visit the Oakville Conserves Energy Fair page for more information.
Thanks to all who made Earth Hour a success!
Oakville nearly doubled their Earth Hour energy savings compared to last year’s event. Oakville Hydro reported that during Earth Hour 2014 the demand for electricity in the Town of Oakville was reduced by 5.3 per cent (9.3 MWh) compared to 2.9 percent in 2013. That’s the equivalent of turning off about 155,000 60 watt light bulbs. Visit the Oakville residents shine and reduce energy use during Earth Hour news release page for more information.
What you can do to conserve energy!
For energy conservation tips at home open How To Conserve Energy At Home (pdf, 5.2 MB).
- Borrow an energy meter to find out about your energy use.
- Turn off all non-essential power
- Turn off the lights
- Turn down the thermostat
- Unplug the TV, DVD player, microwave, clock radio and computer ... and enjoy the quiet.
- Have a candle-lit dinner
- Invite friends around for a pub quiz and board games by flashlight
- Take a wildlife walk or go star-gazing
- Go for a nighttime city walk
- Go for a nighttime bike ride
- Have an unplugged jam session at home
- Read a bedtime story by flashlight
For energy conservation tips for businesses open How To Conserve Energy At Business (pdf, 2.9 MB)
Watt Not, Waste Not Program
The town encourages residents to conserve energy!
In August 2007, the town's Environmental Policy department and Oakville Public Library launched a new program that allows residents to borrow energy meters to test their home appliances for energy usage.
Residents can borrow a meter from any of the town's six libraries and return the meter to any branch free of charge:
- Central Branch Library - 120 Navy Street
- Clearview Branch Library – 2860 Kingsway Drive
- Glen Abbey Branch Library - 1415 Third Line
- Iroquois Ridge Branch Library - 1051 Glenashton Drive
- White Oaks Branch Library - 1070 McCraney Street East
- Woodside Branch Library - 1274 Rebecca Street
Fill out the Watt Not, Waste Not survey.