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October 4, 2008

Stewardship Education Day

Filed under: Kids zone,Nature watch,Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 3:57 pm

A North Pender Island Stewardship Education Day will be held upstairs at the Community Hall

on Saturday October 11th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Agenda:

10:00 am – Exhibits open for community viewing

10:30 am – Rats! Alternative solutions to rodent control

11:30 am – Pender’s endangered species, the Western Painted Turtle

12:30 pm – Homeowner incentives for Solar Hot Water Systems

1:30 pm – Deer Ecology 101 “The Life of Bambi”

Numerous informative and fun displays about landowner stewardship.

Sponsored by:  North Pender Island Local Trust Committee; M.K. Ince and Associates Ltd., Wind Energy Engineering  mkince.caEnvironmental Farm PlanPender Island Conservancy Assn.HAT (Habitat Aquisition Trust)Islands Trust Fund;  and SolarBC.

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  1. Comment submitted by Rodger Moore on Pender:
    This last August Anne and I were in southern Alberta near Pincer Creek and saw the wind farm there. Wow what an experience to be right up close to those windmills. They are Huge!! The wind was light, almost calm, but they were turning over quite nicely.

    Collecting energy from the wind by converting it to electricity is very costly. It, also, may not be that great in the long run environmentally due to the amount of steel in the structures and the cost of maintaining the windmills but they are very pretty to look at in the open fields and I am sure that they produce a lot of jobs. I am not sure how many in the Gulf Islands would like to look out and see a wind farm across the waters though.

    The best solution to the energy crisis is to use less energy. I just heard on the CBC late night radio that Nigeria, a population of 160 million, manages on 1 Megawatt of electrical power, I am sure this is less than Vancouver requires.

    Comment by Jocko — October 9, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

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