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‘Small changes can go a long way’: Innisfil celebrates Earth Day

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Apr 28th, 2023
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The Lakeshore Branch of the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library offered special events to celebrate Earth Day Saturday. From left: Rosa Yu, Ashmita Sharma, Cara Lintack of Simcoe County Youth Environmental Alliance (SCYEA) | 

From InnisfilToday, April 23 2023
By Amber Green

The Lakeshore branch of the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library invited members of the community to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday. It was a free event that encouraged participants to make food or cash donations to the Troy Scott Community Fridges.

Many children enjoyed the Earth Day story time and pollinator-themed face painting while others enjoyed special presentations titled Climate Conscious Construction, Passive House Innisfil, Active Transportation, the Future of Food, or The Power of You(th) all of which complemented this year’s Earth Day theme, Invest in Our Planet.

Today’s youth — especially those from Simcoe County Youth Environmental Alliance (SCYEA) who were making sheets of paper from recycled pulp on Saturday — are taking up the Earth Day charge.

“Power to the youth — especially for impact. Our generation is going to be leading the climate action as much as possible,” said Rosa Yu of SCYEA.

Representatives from InnPower Corporation explained that the Kill A Watt Meter is available for residents to borrow from the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library. The device allows users to “check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor. Now you’ll know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money.”

“When we conserve energy, we help the environment,” said Caitlyn Paradzinski of InnPower Corporation. “Giving customers the information they need to save energy and money is important. Whether it’s switching to paperless bills, monitoring usage in our customer portal or looking for ways to save energy in your home, small changes can go a long way and that’s why we’re happy to be here on Earth Day helping customers.”

Jackie Matthews, the risk and compliance coordinator of InnServices Utilities Inc., said helping the environment can be as easy as rain.

“Collecting rainwater is such a simple step we can take to make a positive impact. Rain barrels conserve water, help the environment and save money which is why we are trying to spread the word and encourage residents to get involved with the 2023 InnServices rain barrel sales,” said Matthews.

Rain barrels are on sale until April 30, 2023, and can be purchased online. Home delivery is available in Innisfil as of May 2.

In a media release, it was announced that “the town will hold its annual Pitch-In Day on May 13, which invites everyone to help keep Innisfil clean by collecting litter from road edges, public trails, parks, and road ends.

“People are asked to register online before picking up their complimentary clean-up kits, which include garbage bags, gloves, and a safety tips sheet.”

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