Using less electricity and natural gas will save you money and help improve our impact on the environment. Conserving energy reduces the need to produce energy from non-renewable sources and improves our air quality.
Visit the Oakville Conserves Energy Fair page for more information.
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Town of Oakville reduced its non-essential energy consumption in recognition of Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is an annual global lights-out initiative created by the World Wildlife Fund to demand action on climate change. Initiated in 2007, the first ever Earth Hour event was hosted in Sydney, Australia. Since its inauguration, Earth Hour has become an annual international event that unites millions of residents, businesses, and governments around the globe to symbolically demonstrate a shared commitment for action against climate change by powering down electricity use for one hour. Join the movement!
Turn off all non-essential power during Earth Hour
Check out the Earth Hour Official Video.
By turning off non-essential lights and unplugging household electronics during Earth Hour in 2016, we reduced energy consumption 3.7% (6.5 MW), the equivalent of turning off 100,000 60 watt light bulbs. This is more than double what we saved in 2015 when we reduced energy consumption by 1.6% or 3.6MWh, equivalent to 60,000 60 watt light bulbs.
Let’s keep the momentum going in 2017 and save even more energy during the upcoming 10th anniversary of Earth Hour!
For energy conservation tips at home open How To Conserve Energy At Home (pdf, 5.2 MB).
For energy conservation tips for businesses open How To Conserve Energy At Business (pdf)
The town encourages residents to conserve energy!
In August 2007, the town's Environmental Policy department and Oakville Public Library launched a new program that allows residents to borrow energy meters to test their home appliances for energy usage.
Residents can borrow a meter from any of the town's six libraries and return the meter to any branch free of charge:
Fill out the Watt Not, Waste Not survey.