Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Energy Show and Save on Energy Giveaway

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If you are looking for a last minute activity to entertain your kids this week, we recommend a visit to the Ontario Science Centre to check out The Energy Show! We really enjoyed watching the show, which is sponsored by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), during our visit to the Science Centre last week, and think your family would too. 
The Energy Show is a family-friendly theatrical presentation, which engages and excites children and adults about different energy sources, the importance of renewable energy, and energy conservation. It explores the practical applications and implications of energy consumption through interactive investigations, experimentation and collaboration guided by an Ontario Science Centre presenter. 
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During this 30 minute presentation audiences will learn about renewable and non‐renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and fossil fuels, and deepen their understanding of the essential roles of energy generation, transmission and storage.
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Children from the audience are picked to assist with energy‐related research by making hypotheses, conducting experiments, testing unique equipment such as the hair‐raising Van de Graaff generator. Our children were excited to see a leaf blower similar to what we use in our garden being used to turn the paper wind turbines to demonstrate the renewable source of energy from wind. They also enjoyed trying to guess the location of the fictional Aunt Tess during the presentation.   
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It was fun for our children and us to see the seven‐foot, 500,000‐volt Tesla coil in action and the captivating Faraday cage at the show. Check out the video below of the Tesla coil in action. 

The Energy Show is offered daily throughout 2017, with extra show times during March Break, and is included with general admission.  Here is the schedule, if you are interested in making visit (please note, the schedule is subject to change):
  • Weekdays – 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Weekends – 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • March Break (March 11 – 19, 2017)
    • Daily 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
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During March Break there will also be an on-site Save on Energy activation that shares tips and resources with attendees about how to conserve energy in their homes. There will also be fun activities for the children.
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It is important to teach our children about the importance of energy conservation, and the Energy Show is a great way to start this conversation. There are many easy ways we can conserve energy in our homes, such as by purchasing energy-efficient products and managing our energy use. Saveonenergy.ca has lots of helpful tips that can help us achieve noticeable savings. Here are just a few!
  • By replacing 10 incandescent lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED ones, using an advanced powerbar that prevents electronics from drawing power when they are off or not being used, and wrapping an electric water heater with insulation, savings can add up to $11 a month. 
  • Consider adding motion sensors to shut lights off automatically when people forget to do so when they leave a room. Sensors can also provide security by lighting up hallways, backdoors and garages automatically, avoiding the need to leave lights on for hours at a time. 
  • Power bars with integrated timers are useful for game consoles or home theatre systems because they shut off electricity to electronic devices typically left on or in stand-by mode. They reduce energy waste (often called "phantom power") from devices in standby mode, which can account for as much as 10 per cent of a home's energy use. 
  • Use LED lights for any room in your home - they use 75 to 90 per cent less energy than incandescent lights. Bulbs come in a wide variety of colours and shapes, enabling consumers to choose the correct setting and mood for their homes. 
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Giveaway
To keep the #SaveonEnergy conversation going, I will be conducting a special giveaway for a Save on Energy basket! This giveaway is open to everyone in Ontario and ends on March 30th. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. The value of the prize pack is $80, and includes the following:  
  • 1 adult, 1 child ticket to the Ontario Science Centre  
  • 60W Daylight Energy Star Dimmable Light Bulbs, 3-pk 
  • LED MR16 Daylight Energy Star Light Bulb 
  • Universal Slide Dimmer Without Pre-set Switch, White 
Update: The winner is Tracey
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31 comments:

  1. I live in Kitchener and we conserve by washing our clothes in cold water for one and recycling whatever we can into something else !!

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  2. I live in Ontario.. and we conserve energy by only using the lights in the room that we are in. We use Energy Saving light bulbs.

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  3. I live in London, ON. We use LED bulbs, have energy efficient appliances, wash in cold water and unplug things we are not using. (Judy Cowan)

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  4. I'm from Ontario, we try to conserve energy by turning off lights that we don't need and drying our clothes on the line outside.

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  5. I live in Hamilton, Ontario. We can conserve energy by buying energy efficient light bulbs and electronics. We're also putting up a clothes line this spring.

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  6. We live in London,Ontario. We conserve energy buy using energy efficient LED light bulbs. We also turn off any lights or appliance's that are not being used.

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  7. I live in Ontario and we conserve energy by having power efficient appliances, using LED light bulbs, turning off lights & unplugging small appliances & chargers when not in use.

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  8. Coe Hill Ontario. We conserve on heating costs by using our wood stove and not using a dishwasher or dryer.

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  9. I live in Mississauga, Ontario and we conserve energy in our home by turning off lights when not required, reducing heat in our home when we are away and buying energy efficient light bulbs as well as appliances. We also run our dishwasher and laundry machines only after 7pm.

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  10. We love in Toronto, we try to cook after 7, we have all our light bulbs swapped out for LED, I unplug chargers & electronics when they aren't being used, we turn lights off when we leave the room & we hang dry our laundry.

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  11. I live in Delhi Ont. and I changed most of might light bulbs with LED bulbs and we keep the lights off, plus when purchasing new appliances I like to see the energy guide!!

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  12. I live near Hamilton. We use energy efficient light bulbs and do our laundry during off peak hours.

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  13. I live in St Catharines, we do laundry after 7 pm or on weekends. and make sure we turn off all lights and appliances that are not being used

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  14. I live in Ontario and we conserve energy by leaving lights off

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  15. I live in ON, and we conserve energy by having a programmable thermostat.

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  16. I'm in Sudbury Ontario and we have insulated our house really well to conserve energy.

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  17. I'm in Ontario. We turn off all lights when not needing them, plus have energy efficient bulbs in the house.

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  18. I live in Barrie, Ontario. I conserve energy by washing clothes in cold water and air-drying.

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  19. We live in Toronto and we use a programmable thermostat to conserve energy.

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  20. Debbie White BeattieMarch 18, 2017 at 11:57 PM

    I live in Ontario and we conserve energy by keeping the furnace lower when we sleep and closing vents and doors to rooms we aren't using and by keeping all the lights out when we're not in the rooms

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  21. I live in Ontario and we conserve energy by turning off all the lights when we are not using them

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  22. I live in london ont. I am slowly replacing all my bulbs with LED's. Just finished the kitchen..expensive! I also left in one burnt out bulb in each set, as I dont need that much light in the kitchen

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  23. We live in Ottawa but have family in Toronto. My kids go to the Science Centre for their birthday every.single.year. We always talk about ways that we can save energy and have a lower impact on the environment.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  24. we live in northwestern ontario and we try to shut off lights when not using them

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  25. We're in Toronto and and we turn off all the lights when we don't use them and turn down the thermostat at night.

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  26. I live in Ontario and we have replaced most of our bulbs with energy efficient ones and I use a cold water wash for laundry

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  27. We live in Ontario and try to conserve energy in our home by using energy efficient light bulbs,by turning off lights in the rooms we are not in and by using our clothes line a lot.

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  28. I'm in the Barrie, Ontario area. We try to conserve energy in our home as much as we can. Last year we replaced all of our CFL bulbs with LED bulbs. We don't leave water running during tasks. We use off peak times for laundry and using the dishwasher. And we've lowered our thermostat too.

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  29. Live in Toronto and conserve energy by trying to make sure to always shut lights that are not in use!

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  30. I live in Ontario. We turn off lights whenever not used.

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  31. I live in a little town near Midland Ontario. We always make sure to turn off lights and unplug things we aren't using

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