Green 13 Celebrates with Screening & Home Tour
Toronto Public Library (Annette Street)
145 Annette St
Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible Free screening and discussion
Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am-11:45 amAnnette Library, 145 Annette St.
Guy Dauncey, ecologist, futurist, presents Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible
"Guy’s brilliant and intelligent presentation shows a positive and possible vision of the future, including a rapid transition off of fossil fuels. He restores hope, and takes away the fear of change at a time when it is so crucial that we do so.” - Jean Gelwicks
While acknowledging the various crises we face - climate, energy, ecosystem, economy, housing, democracy, social,... we must be able to imagine a future that is beautiful, green and sustainable. This presentation was recorded at the launch of his new book. He lays out the big picture, and shares the vision of a future brimming with innovation and hope, where the climate crisis is being tackled, the solar revolution is underway, and a new economy is taking shape. Green energy is an essential piece of this future.
Guy Dauncey is an author, organizer and sustainable communities’ consultant who specializes in developing a positive vision of a post-industrial, environmentally sustainable future, and translating that vision into action.
Visit a local home where a ground source heat pump has been installed (geothermal)
Saturday, September 10, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
557 Indian Grove
Right after the screening and discussion of Journey to the Future, we will walk over, some 6 blocks, to 557 Indian Grove, and visit this local home where a ground source heat pump has been installed. This modest 1890s rowhouse has been using a ground source heat pump system (or geothermal) for heating and cooling since 2011. This home uses a vertical closed loop system installed in the 16 ft. wide backyard. It has worked flawlessly, significantly increased the home comfort, and lowered energy bills. Gas was removed from the residence at the same time, and the owner used induction hot plates for cooking, along with a large toaster oven for baking. New fibreglass windows and closed cell foam insulation was also installed in the residence the same year. Plaster lime walls are in the process of being restored.
About geothermal systems:
A ground source heat pump system - or geothermal system - takes heat from the ground in winter (for heating), and transfers heat back into the ground in the summer (for cooling).
More information on heat pumps:
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