Ottawa ACORN members have gone green.

Saturday they are hosting a community event at the apartment buildings on
Cedarwood Drive to teach tenants to reduce energy consumption.


Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
is hosting its Cedarwood Going Green event in conjunction with the
Ontario Ministry of the Environment to encourage tenants to reduce
energy use in their units during the summer.

More than 300
environmental kits, containing light bulbs, shower timers to reduce
water consumption, timed power bars, rope calking to prevent window
drafts, energy efficient night lights, thermometers and energy saving
tip sheets were delivered to tenants in the two pilot buildings on
Cedarwood Drive.

Tenant leaders are now doing house visits to share energy-saving tips.

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