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Residents can learn to reduce electricity use at Future Oxford Speaker Series workshops

 Staff

Future Oxford Speaker Series is inviting residents to discover the path to “net zero” with two workshops highlighting ways to reduce electricity consumption at home.

Future Oxford and the Oxford County Library invite residents to learn more about greening their homes, either through renewable energy sources, like solar panels, or conservation efforts that contribute to net zero electricity consumption.

The workshops will also highlight Oxford County’s work to help the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including the upcoming Solar Oxford Challenge, which will reward 16 residents or businesses in Oxford with up to $1,000 for achieving net zero electricity consumption after one year of implementing conservation, efficiency measures and solar PV energy.

The first workshop is Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Norwich library at 10 Tidey St. A drop-in session will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and a presentation and discussion period wiill be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The second workshop is Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Tillsonburg library at 2 Library Lane. The drop-in session runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and the presentation and discussion is from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Light refreshments, featuring equipment from Oxford County Library’s kitchen lending library, will be offered at both workshops, and the Future Oxford Trailer will be on site in both locations. For more information about the workshops visit www.futureoxford.ca.