Learning to conserve energy

WELLINGTON, PEI – Jan. 9, 2013 – Eight people from the Evangeline area – including entrepeneurs, representatives of community organizations and individuals – attended a lunch-and-learn in Wellington Jan. 9 to learn about methods of reducing energy consumption and costs.

Mike Proud, manager of the provincial Office of Energy Efficiency, offered them a presentation the programs and funding assistance available to help Islanders with their energy costs. He also answered several questions.

According to Proud, to really make a difference, a change of attitudes and habits is required. He strongly recommends energy audits for businesses and institutions; one of the office’s programs can actually cover half of audit costs.

Seen with Proud, seated, are three session participants: from left, Marie Bernard, Jeannine Arsenault and Camille Richard. The session was offered jointly by the Wellington Rural Action Centre and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.