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Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project

A Story About Fuel-efficient Vehicles

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Written by Jamie Skimming 2 weeks ago

This is one of three curbside EV charging stations installed by London Hydro in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, FLO, and the City of London.

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Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project

A Story About Fuel-efficient Vehicles

Map for Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project
Written by Jamie Skimming 2 weeks ago

This is one of three curbside EV charging stations installed by London Hydro in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, FLO, and the City of London

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Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project

A Story About Fuel-efficient Vehicles

Map for Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project
Written by Jamie Skimming 2 weeks ago

This is one of three curbside EV charging stations installed by London Hydro in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, FLO, and the City of London.

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The Difference Was Clear

A Story About Building Improvements

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Written by adamcaplan18 2 months ago

Some time ago, my office installed new windows, with the help of a Downtown London facade improvement grant. While it was difficult to part with the beautiful patina in the half-century-old glass, I also recognized we were losing tremendous amounts of heat in the winter, and that our AC was working very hard - too hard - in the summer.

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School-friendly

A Story About Reducing Waste

Written by Laddkristin@gmail.com 2 months ago

I used to think that my family did a fairly good job at reducing waste in our household. We like to recycle, and we do our best with water and energy consumption.

Recently, my oldest child started kindergarten. It wasn’t until I began packing her lunches for school that I realized how many single use plastic products we actually used (plastic bags, plastic wrap, etc).

Now, we strive very hard to eliminate these products from our lives.

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Just some healty stuff we have been doing for a long time.

A Story About Home Improvements

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Written by Kethes Selvadurai 2 months ago

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Hi, my name is Avishan Ketheswaran. I am 11. I live in 325 Lighthouse Rd. There are four members of my family my little sister, My mom, my dad and of course me and we care about the earth a lot. .

We only use light when it is dark and not in the daytime. If we are in one room then the light is not on in the other rooms. To save energy we use the clothesline to dry his clothes instead of drier in the summer. We don’t charge stuff when we sleep.

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My Ways of Reducing Environmental Impact

A Story About Reducing Waste

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Written by Andrena McElroy Sr. 2 months ago

- I block the vents in bedrooms that are not being used and keep the doors closed so air conditioning or heating won't be overused. In summer the thermostat is set at 23 degrees and winter is 19.
- I only run the dishwasher when it is full and I only do laundry on the weekends.
- I use plastic food containers like peanut butter for buttons, screws and any other small things.
-I am gradually changing over all the bulbs in my home to more efficient LEDs.

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We try our best....

A Story About Home Improvements

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Written by Iwona Reed 2 months ago

We really try our best to be environmentally conscious in our home. We buy local produce & bring it home in reusable bags. We try not to package our produce into clear plastic bags. We make sure that we buy just enough food & always use up our leftovers, so there is little to no food waste. Our daughter has a lunch box that is reusable, including a reusable water bottle that she takes to school daily. We use a filter in our home, which means that there are no water bottles coming in/out.

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Worms

A Story About Reducing Waste

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Written by Sue Kirkpatrick 2 months ago

What does one do when you live in a condo and the rules don’t allow composters in the back. Well you research how to compost with worms. It is fabulous and easy to do right in my basement! And the kids in the neighbourhood are fascinated with my worms!
Thanks for reading

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Waste Not

A Story About Reducing Waste

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Written by Brad Petovello 2 months ago

I reduce waste in lots of ways.

I compost all organic waste, including fruits, vegetables, coffee grinds etc. This makes a big difference in what goes to the curb every week.

I avoid buying fast food, as a lot of waste is made through packaging and presentation.

Buying local generally involves less packaging than at a grocery store.

Avoiding unnecessary purchases is a great way to reduce waste.

I commute to work and school by bike and bus, reducing emissions.

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