“Let’s Talk Energy” – Canada’s first energy literacy activity week
February 27, 2014 - EBMag has learned Canadians throughout the country were engaged in a national conversation about energy issues with the launch of the first Let’s Talk Energy Week, which started February 21.
By Anthony Capkun
During Let’s Talk Energy Week, Canadians were invited to take part in various activities to learn about and discuss energy issues, explain organizers, “which are at the heart of our science and technology heritage, and central to our quality of life and the economic, social and environmental health of our country”.
Let’s Talk Energy Week was introduced in the context of Let’s Talk Energy, an initiative of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corp. (CSTMC). Its aim is to increase energy literacy across Canada, and to engage Canadians in considering our energy future.
“Energy issues have an impact on many others: our health, our environment, our jobs, our household budgets, and our future. We want to help all Canadians from east to west, from north to south, to understand as much as possible about energy issues,” said CSTMC interim president and CEO, Fernand Proulx.
Activities such as exhibitions, special programming, virtual activities, conferences and events were conducted at over 30 museums and science centres, as well as in select Cadillac Fairview shopping centres.
“Through Cadillac Fairview’s proprietary program, Green At Work, we have utilized energy conservation and efficiency technologies in our properties to ensure that we are reducing our environmental footprint in the communities in which we operate,” said Karen Jalon, national director, sustainability, Cadillac Fairview. “To that end, partnering with Let’s Talk Energy to raise awareness about energy issues and get Canadians thinking about the choices they make today, for the betterment of our future, was a natural collaboration for us.”