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Tom Rand brings carbon neutral message

EDEN MILLS

The group, Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral, is hosting Canadian speaker and author Tom Rand on Feb. 21, at 7:30pm at the Eden Mills Community Hall.

“Clean energy is like the silicon chip in 1960, or the internet in 1990 – just much, much bigger,” said Rand in one of his previous lectures.

Rand challenges his audiences to recognize there are concrete solutions to the climate change crisis.

A green entrepreneur, investor, advisor, public speaker, and author, Rand’s ambition is to help bring clean technology to life on a global scale.

In 2010 he published Kicking the Fossil Fuel Habit, 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World.

As an entrepreneur, investor and electrical engineer

Rand brings an experienced and cool financial analysis to large-scale technological concepts, ranging from solar power to an energy internet. He actively invests in sustainable energies and their applications and is the Cleantech lead advisor at MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto, where he helps the next generation of “cleantech” companies grow to global leadership.

Rand is founder and director of VCi Green Funds, a seed and venture capital fund in the low-carbon sector.

Closer to home, he has built the greenest hotel in North America in Toronto.

Rand is speaking in Eden Mills, a village that is making measurable progress towards becoming the first village in North America to go “carbon neutral,” having reduced its community carbon emissions by 22 per cent. The community club is now retro-fitting the community hall and will have reduced the building’s carbon footprint by 63% this year.

Rand will be the first guest to speak under a fully insulated ceiling, and with the benefit of new top quality energy-saving triple-glazed windows.

The presentation takes place on Feb. 21 at 7:30pm at the Eden Mills Community Hall, 106 York Street. Refreshments available. To learn more about Rand visit www.tomrand.net.

For information on Eden Mills Carbon Neutral Initiative visit www.goingcarbonneutral.ca.

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