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Cramahe Council Corner

Jim Williams

Jim Williams


The Cramahe Go Green Team is holding a free e-waste drop-off event at the Keeler Centre on Saturday, Jan. 12 in Colborne from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may drop off your electronics free of charge to have them recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

It is an opportunity for you to recycle your personal or business electronics and computer equipment. Also included are any appliances such as VCRs, televisions, cellphones, radios, printers, etc., except those containing refrigerant.

All items collected will support Northumberland’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore. At the event volunteer staff will be present to pick up your e-waste items from your vehicle. There will be free hot dogs and drinks for all who contribute. Support your municipal Green Team and Habitat for Humanity.

Our Go Green Team is always looking for new committee members to help with other projects in 2013. Regulation 397/11 requires all municipalities to produce by July 1, 2013 an Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission Template  for operations conducted in 2011. From this information the municipality must develop a strategic plan for energy conservation by July 1, 2014. To assist the committee in this endeavour, The Energy Planning Tool (EPT) developed by LAS will be used. This is a web-based application that allows the municipality to manage energy activities and projects, generate reports, and manage energy consuming assets. This important project will not only bring the municipality into compliance with provincial regulations but set our goals and objectives for energy use and conservation in years to come leading to cost savings. If you are interested in helping with this project, call the municipal office and volunteer for our committee. 

Jim Williams is deputy mayor of Cramahe Township.

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