MNO Council hosts a Renewable Energy 101 Workshop

Submitted by: Christa Lemelin, MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council Chair

Peterborough Council_Renewable Energy 101 Workshop
MNO Community Council members with TREC Education
Programs Manager. (L-R): Kevin Henry (Oshawa, Chair);
Christa Lemelin (Peterborough, Chair); Barbara Card
(Peterborough, Councillor); Leah Brown (Niagara,
Secretary/Treasurer); Scott Lloyd (Highland Waters,
President); Candace Lloyd (Highland Waters,
Secretary/Treasurer); Luke Thompson (Peterborough,
Councillor); Taryn Blackstock (Peterborough, Women’s
Representative); Andy Dufrane (Peterborough, President);
Claire Kearns (Oshawa, Women’s Representative); Cecile
Wagar (Oshawa, Senator); Karen Derocher (Credit River,
President); Derrick Pont (Niagara, President) and, Abasi
Sanders (TREC Education, Programs Manager). Click here
to view a larger version of the picture.

On September 17, 2016, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) hosted a Renewable Energy 101 Workshop. The workshop was led by TREC Education—a national charity that delivers hands-on renewable energy education programs to schools and communities across Ontario. TREC Education also works with Métis, First Nations and Inuit communities to develop tailored education and skills buildings programs for renewable energy career exploration and project development.

The interactive workshop provided an overview of Ontario's electricity sector, renewable energy technology, environmental considerations of our energy choices, and future trends in the energy sector. The workshop was very hands-on and provided participants the opportunity to work with and create their own model-sized wind and solar systems.

Along with the MNO PDWMC, MNO citizens from the Niagara region, Highland Waters, Oshawa and Durham, and Credit River Métis Councils also attended this workshop. The MNO PDWMC would like to thank everyone for another successful event!

Published on: November 2, 2016

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