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Canada’s first energy literacy activity week set to launch Let’s Talk Energy Week – IT’S ON!

February 20, 2014

For Immediate Release


Canada’s first energy literacy activity week set to launch Let’s Talk Energy Week – IT’S ON!

OTTAWA, February 20, 2014 – Canadians throughout the country are about to engage in a national conversation about energy issues with the launch of the first Let’s Talk Energy Week, starting this Friday February 21.

During Let’s Talk Energy Week, Canadians are invited to take part in various activities to learn about and discuss energy issues, 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.

Throughout the country, special activities such as exhibitions, special programming, virtual activities, conferences and events designed to increase public understanding of energy issues will be taking place at over 30 museums and science centres, as well as in selected Cadillac Fairview shopping centres.

Let’s Talk Energy Week is being introduced in the context of Let’s Talk Energy, an initiative of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC). Let’s Talk Energy aims 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 Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Interim President and CEO, Fernand Proulx. “That is why we are hoping all Canadians will take advantage of Let’s Talk Energy Week, to learn more, talk more and do more about our energy choices.”

“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 operates,” 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.”

If you want to participate in Let’s Talk Energy Week activities near you, please visit letstalkenergy.ca.

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INFORMATION:

Nori Gowan
Special Projects, Let’s Talk Energy Week
613-923-2271

Olivier Bouffard
Media Relations, CSTMC
613-949-5732

About Let’s Talk Energy
Let's Talk Energy is an innovative and expansive pan-Canadian energy literacy initiative, which the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) developed with the help of a national advisory committee and visionary sponsors. It features three major exhibitions at the CSTMC's museums (the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, with Energy Park: Nature at Work; the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, with Green Skies Ahead; and the Canada Science and Technology Museum, with Energy: Power to Choose). In addition to the exhibitions at the CSTMC's museums, the Let's Talk Energy Initiative consists of a network of 30 partner museums across Canada that are actively promoting energy literacy. Let's Talk Energy also includes exhibitions, information kiosks, virtual educational materials for schools, and activities and events.

For more on participating institutions and activities: http://www.energy.techno-science.ca/en/attend-an-event-ltew.php