vidTO: Olivia Chow's Green House Tour


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Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow and Canada's NDP party leader Jack Layton have a green house - both literally and figuratively.

Beyond the paint: solar panels for heating water and electricity, triple pane windows, extra insulation, energy efficient light bulbs, sun roof lighting, low flow toilets, energy star compliant appliances, and a rain barrel for watering the garden are a few of the features of their Toronto home.

At times, the system is so efficient that the home reverts power back to Toronto Hydro for credit via grid tie export.

The take home message? Global climate change and energy costs can be curbed with efforts, and those efforts need to start now. For more info on how the NDP hopes to address some of these issues on the national level, see their 5-point Green Agenda for Canada.


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