Canada

July 7-8, '01; Green Choices: 1st annual Canadian Energy Fair. Kortright Centre for Conservation, Kleinberg, Ontario. 80+ free workshops: organic gardening, home-based learning, socially responsible investing, solar/wind energy, & more. Contact: Wendy Priesnitz at Natural Life Magazine, 800-215-9574 [email protected]www.life.ca

Alberta Sustainable House; open house 3rd & 4th Saturdays, 1-4 PM. Cold-climate features & products for health, environment, conservation, RE, recycling, low energy, self-sufficiency, appropriate technology, autonomous & sustainable housing. Free. 9211 Scurfield Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1V9 Canada 403-239-1882 • Fax: 403-547-2671 [email protected]www.ucalgary.ca/~jdo

The Institute for Bioregional Studies demonstrates & teaches ecologically oriented, scientific, social, & technological achievements. IBS, 393 University Ave., Charlottetown, PEI C1A4N4 Canada • 902-892-9578

Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association. Call for meeting info. PO Box 3456, 349 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC V6B 3Y4 Canada • 604-878-9500 [email protected]www.veva.bc.ca

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Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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