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10. Green Education
Summer Conservation Education Program 2009
The Town of Okotoks is once again embarking on a campaign of conservation awareness in our community. Five Conservation Educators will visit approximately 600 households and 75 businesses educating on water, energy and waste conservation. The Educators will also attend all summer community events and give conservation presentations to schools and day camps.
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Summer Conservation Education Program 2008
The Town conducted an interactive "door-to-door" conservation education program last summer, which comprised of a casual home visit from a conservation educator providing information and answer questions regarding sustainable initiatives.
Jessica Piche and Lynn Mouck were the two conservation educators and they visited hundreds of homes to talk to residents about how to make their home more environmentally efficient.
Many residents were given information brochures and special "conservation packages" to assist them in conserving water both indoor and outdoors. The packages included a high efficiency spray hose nozzle, outdoor water timer, rain gauge, low-flow shower head, tap aerators and toilet bladders.
The response from residents was very positive and has been since the program's inception. Research has shown people are more likely to change their behaviour through face to face re-enforcement, as opposed to just reading information. This program has proven that to be true. The program has been so successful with residents; it has been expanded this year to include commercial businesses as well.