The Montrose Cultural Centre is inviting families out for Earth Day celebrations today.
There will be eco-friendly crafts, a community mural project, face painting and information about renewable energy.
Environmental Technologist, Kase Devrief, has some tips on how to save energy.
“Thankfully we have great bright summers, so lights off, things like that…keeping heat at a reasonable level and that’s within the home and we always think of these things well we are at home, but of course within our own workplaces we can do the same actions…turning monitors and computers off, things like that, as we exit different rooms.”
He adds, there will be a raffle for prizes.
“We are actually doing a community energy planning survey and if you finish that survey you can be entered into a draw for a Nest Thermostat, which is one of those smart home thermostats…not only is it programmable but it becomes accustomed to your preferences within your home and it will smartly adjust your heating in your home based on the use of your home.”
The festivities will also feature exhibits from Empower Energy, Tower Gardens, Recycle Plus and many more businesses.
It will take place from 10 to 4.