Home, Yard and Car

 
ENERGY

Energy saving tips from Transition Brockville:

Green Ontario Fund (Ontario)

Take advantage of Ontario programs and rebates to reduce your energy costs and fight climate change.

Energy Savings for Homes (Hydro One Networks)

Tools, tips, and incentives to reduce electricity consumption and save money.

Manage Your Energy Use (Enbridge)

Energy efficiency tips, rebates and incentive programs, renovations and upgrades, and more.

Home Winterproofing Program (Enbridge)

Take advantage of our free Home Winterproofing Program, keep your home warm and comfortable all winter, and save energy.

Energy Efficient Products (NRCAN)

EnerGuide is the official Government of Canada mark associated with the labelling and rating of the energy consumption or energy efficiency of not only household appliances and room air conditioners, but also heating and ventilation equipment – such as gas and propane furnaces, air-to-air heat pumps, central air conditioners and gas fireplaces

Ministry of Energy (Ontario)

Saving Energy for Home — Incentives Programs for Home — Smart Meters and Time-of-Use Prices — Home Energy Audit — Fuel Prices – FIT and microFIT Program

Green Renovations (CMHC)

Find out how to make your home more energy-efficient and learn about alternate sources of home energy.

CAA EV Charging Station Locator

The electric vehicle charging station locator helps you find public charging stations across Canada. The map is maintained by CAA in partnership with ChargeHub, which supplies the crowd-sourced data. The map is updated daily.

Eco-Driving Tips from CAA

You don’t need to own a hybrid vehicle to be an eco-driver. You can significantly reduce your fuel consumption just by making small changes to the way you drive.

GreenerCars.org

Provides Green Scores rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market. Greenercars.org is part of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Squeezing Oil Out of Your Travel

Whether it causes you to consume oil or not, time spent in a car is not quality time. For most people it makes them stressed, unhappy, and fat. By shedding VMT, you will not only give less money to corporate CEOs and Saudi princes, you’ll make your family healthier, happier and likely wealthier in the process.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Garbage, Recycling & Composting (City of Brockville)

What goes where? Wy-Waste App. Drop-off locations. And more.

Ecological Footprint Quiz

The quiz estimates the amount of land and ocean area required to sustain your consumption patterns and absorb your wastes on an annual basis. After answering 27 easy questions you’ll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to others’ and learn how to reduce your impact on the Earth.

The Climate-Friendly Gardener

The Climate-Friendly Gardener: A Guide to Combating Global Warming from the Ground Up, shows you how to reduce the impact of climate change in your own backyard.

How green is it? How to sort out the environmental hype

Here is a list of resources that will help you determine whether companies are being upfront about their environmental claims.

Best Going Green Tips

This library contains a prioritized list of solutions for going green.
 

RESILIENCE

How to build a lifeboat

Suggestions for dealing with a deflationary scenario

Checklists for Emergency Preparedness (City of Ottawa)

From food and water to plans for your pets

City of Brockville Emergency Management

In a coordinated effort between the City of Brockville and Emergency Management Ontario, we can provide you with the following information pertinent to emergency management situations.

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Emergency Planning

The United Counties and the Emergency Management Program Committee are committed to promoting and encouraging public education and awareness of emergency planning. Our primary focus is encouraging individuals and their respective families to take actions to ensure personal emergency preparedness.

Get Prepared

The “Get Prepared” campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need.

What Should I Do?

Start building resilience into your life today. Ensure that you, your family, and your community are as prepared and sustainably situated as possible so that you can enjoy a high quality of life regardless of how the future plays out.

Food choices when money is tight

Download and print these information sheets. They provide budget-friendly recipes, practical tips on saving money at the grocery store and healthy meal ideas that make the most of each ingredient.

Local Flavours

Indulge your passion for taste and flavour – succulent produce, zesty preserves, delectable meats, carefully aged cheeses, mouth-watering baked goods, delicious honey, gourmet maple products, epicurean delights prepared by local chefs and the exciting discoveries at Farmers’ Markets, farm stores and farmgate stands.

Find a Co-op in our Region

Search the eDirectory of the Ontario Co-operative Association

Sustainable Living Magazine

Bringing the tools, information and expertise together to help each of us and all of us create a sustainable future in our lives and on the planet.

Frugal Living for Households

Tips developed by the 50 attendees during the workshop portion of the BCAG presentation on frugal living held March 2011.

Ontario Home Economics Association Blog

OHEA promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.

Last updated: 2017-12-15