Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
POWER screens Al Gore documentary
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 30 Mar 2007, p. 15

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Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources (POWER), with support from Halton Hills Hydro and TransCanada Energy, is hosting a free screening and discussion of Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, on Monday, April 2 in the Gallery at Halton Hills Cultural Centre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m and the film starts at 7 p.m. The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion led by the members of POWER's new Climate Change and Energy sub-committee. "This evening is a first step in helping interested Halton Hills residents learn about climate change," said Fiona Wagner, sub-committee chair. "Even if you've already seen the film, our presentation will give you the opportunity to network with other likeminded citizens and have your say on what you think we can do to address this global problem." The most recent research from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that global warming is unequivocal and human activity is the main driver of this warming. "We've seen the evidence that it is happening," said POWER president Leslie Adams. "Extreme weather events, record temperatures, large fluctuations in temperature and the early flowering of trees, are just a few examples." She adds that small changes to our lifestyle can add up to big differences in stopping global warming. "We want to help the people of Halton Hills realize that they can take actions to help. They can make a difference," said Adams. Halton Hills is a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program. PCP has both a corporate and community component, which has municipalities setting greenhouse gas reduction targets for both. "This effort by POWER will help with the community component by getting our citizens to consider how they can reduce their carbon footprint," said Mayor Rick Bonnette. "POWER is looking forward to developing a collaborative partnership with the Town and the Region to address climate change at the local level," said Adams.

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30 Mar 2007
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Gore, Al ; Wagner, Fiona ; Adams, Leslie ; Bonnette, Rick
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Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources ; Halton Hills Hydro ; TransCanada Energy ; Halton Hills Cultural Centre ; Halton Hills ; United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ; Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners of Climate Protection
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POWER screens Al Gore documentary