Yukon Conservation Society and Yukon Energy Partner on Children’s Programming

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Jul 11, 2011  Comment

Is there a child in your family who wants to be an Energy Conservation Kid? If so, the Yukon Conservation Society wants to hear from you. YCS has teamed up with Yukon Energy to deliver an energy conservation pilot project for young children.

“The goals of YCS and Yukon Energy are aligned with this project,” said YCS Energy Coordinator Anne Middler. “We want to help build a conservation culture starting with our littlest energy consumers.”

The Energy Conservation Kids Ed-Venture program is designed for youngsters between the ages of three and five along with a parent or guardian. The pre-schoolers will learn about energy conservation and electrical safety through an afternoon of stories, songs, and other activities. They’ll also receive a bag of energy conservation products and information to take home and share with their families.

“One of the consistent comments we heard during our recent energy charrette is that there’s a need for more public education about energy conservation,” Yukon Energy spokesperson Janet Patterson said. “We think programs such as this for pre-schoolers will help them establish life-long patterns of using electricity wisely. Children also tend to be great ‘energy ambassadors’ within their circle of family and friends.”

The pilot project is being launched on Tuesday, July 12 in Whitehorse at the Yukon Conservation Society. If it is successful, Yukon Energy and the Yukon Conservation Society will consider expanding it to other dates and locations.

To register a child, contact the Yukon Conservation Society at 668-5678 or ycsenergy@gmail.com.

Anne Middler
Energy Coordinator
Yukon Conservation Society
(867) 668-5678

Janet Patterson
Communications Supervisor
Yukon Energy Corporation
(867) 393-5333


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