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Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms

June 27-30 Speaking Tour

You are invited to join the Climate Action Network Canada, Pembina Institute, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and The United Church of Canada, for the launch of a new report “Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms” to be featured on a Southern Ontario speaking tour the week of June 27-30, 2011.

The report and tour will highlight the untapped business opportunities for Ontario’s farmers that can be found in the field of renewable energy; the numerous other benefits of renewable energy, such as rural economic development and improved environmental conditions; and finally, the government policies needed to allow farmers to embrace the benefits of renewable energy.  Alongside Canadian and European clean energy experts, Hans-Detlef Feddersen, a leading German farmer, clean energy pioneer and founder of Germany’s first citizen-owned wind park will be our featured speaker.

We would be delighted if you could join us at one of our tour stops to hear the report findings give us your valuable input on this growing project.  The tour will begin in Ottawa on June 27 and will travel through Kingston, Toronto, Cambridge and surrounding areas and will end in Guelph on June 30. Please see the attached for detailed schedule and event information.  The schedule may be updated online at www.climateactionnetwork.ca.

Space at events is limited and RSVP is required for all events.  Please RSVP to Lauryn Drainie by email @ and include your name and affiliated organization(s).

We would like to thank The United Church of Canada, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the German Government with its Transatlantic Climate Bridge for providing the funds to make this project possible.  Thank you as well to all our partner agricultural organizations that have provided feedback, time and organizational support on both the tour and report.

Climate Action Network Canada is a nation-wide coalition of more than 75 environmental, faith, labour, development, aboriginal, health, and youth organizations committed to making action on climate change a reality.

 

Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms

Southern-Ontario Speaking Tour

Space is limited and RSVP is required for all events. Please RSVP to Lauryn Drainie @ and include your name and affiliated organization(s).

 

Monday, June 27, Ottawa Area

Presentation of report findings with the National Farmers Union Local 362

Time: 7:30 pm            

Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
1 St. Polycarp Street
Box 192 Moose Creek ON K0C 1W0

 

Tuesday, June 28, Kingston Area

Presentation of Report Findings with SWITCH Kingston National Farmers Union Local 316, Frontenac Federation of Agriculture, and the County of Frontenac Green Energy Task Force

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Memorial Hall, Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, ON

 

Presentation of Report Findings with the National Farmers Union Local 316, Frontenac Federation of Agriculture, and the County of Frontenac Green Energy Task Force

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Verona Lions’ Hall, 4504 Verona Sand Rd, Verona, ON

 

Wednesday, June 29 Toronto, Guelph & Cambridge

Presentation of Report Findings

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Ontario Agricultural College, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON, Room location TBA

 

Public tour of the Grober Biogas Facility

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Delft Blue Veal Farms, 435 Dobbie Drive, Cambridge, ON

Thursday, June 30, Guelph

Presentation of Report Findings with the National Farmers Union Local 340

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph ON