Student to Discuss Energy Conservation Over Radio Waves

August 21, 2007 - In the News

Student Derek Pieper, academic commissioner for the Central Student Association, will be a featured guest on the radio program Power Lines Sunday at 1 p.m. on NEWSTALK CFRB.

Power Lines is hosted by Peter Love, Ontario's chief energy conservation officer, and radio personality Christina Cherneskey.

Pieper will be talking about initiatives the University is taking to conserve energy, especially the student-led referendum, and how students can make a difference when it comes to conservation.

Last spring, U of G's undergraduates committed more than $4.3 million over 12 years for energy conservation. The referendum was proposed by the Student Executive Council, a broad coalition of all student governments, and Guelph Students for Environmental Change's Renewable Energy Group. The money will be used for projects ranging from lighting and heating to water efficiency and retrofitting. The University is matching all the money raised, earmarking the funds for energy conservation.

Power Lines is a monthly program where Love and Cherneskey discuss energy conservation with interesting people across Ontario and Canada and around the world.

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