Media/Photo Advisory - Chief Energy Conservation Officer - Peter Love Shows Ontarians How to Safely Remove Old Mercury Thermostats

    Conservation program launched throughout Ontario

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Join Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation
Officer Peter Love in a Toronto home on Wednesday, September 19th as he
officially launches the Switch the 'Stat program by demonstrating, with the
help of a local contractor, how to safely remove an old mercury-containing
thermostat and replace it with an energy-efficient programmable model.
    Programmable thermostats allow consumers to control their cooling/heating
system from miles away, helping to conserve energy when outside the home.
Toronto homeowners Jeff and Cathy Richmond have recently participated in
Switch the 'Stat, a province-wide conservation program run by the Clean Air
Foundation that connects homeowners with a local contractor to ensure the safe
removal and disposal of the mercury switches found in old thermostats.

    Why:         Switch the 'Stat  program launch

    What:        Photo Opportunity - Removal of an old mercury-containing
                 thermostat and installation of a new energy-efficient
                 programmable model

    When:        Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
                 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Where:       15 Briarcroft Road, Toronto, ON

    Who:         Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer,
                  Ontario Power Authority
                 Cara Sweeny, Program Manager, Clean Air Foundation
                 Paul Green, Director of Market Development,
                  Enbridge Gas Distribution
                 Sarah VanDerPaelt, Director of Energy Conservation,
                  Union Gas
                 Martin Luymes, Vice-President, Heating Refrigeration Air
                  Conditioning Institute of Canada
                 Jeff and Cathy Richmond, Toronto Homeowners
                 Peter Messenger, A1 Air Conditioning & Heating

    (*)All spokespeople available for interviews

    About Clean Air Foundation

    The Clean Air Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
developing, implementing and managing public engagement programs and strategic
approaches that lead to measurable emissions reductions, to improve air
quality and protect the climate. The Clean Air Foundation currently manages
seven public engagement programs - Car Heaven, Mow Down Pollution, Keep Cool,
Switch Out, Cool Shops, Go Solar, and Switch the 'Stat.

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