Environment and Conservation

The Environment and Conservation Committee was created in 2011 and continues to work dynamically, leveraging the expertise of committee members to bring forward functional, practical and meaningful ideas that are targeted towards opportunities, that when broadly applied, will create a more resilient stronger community.

Members work to raise awareness by interacting with the public around environmental issues from  recycling and waste management to septic system maintenance.

Another initiative includes the ‘Kill-A-Watt’ Electricity Usage Monitor loan killawatprogram.  The municipality owns two of these devices that read the hydro consumption of any plugged in and operating device in the home or office.  The idea is that you can use this device to identify the big energy suckers and try to find ways to reduce the energy used.   If you’d like to borrow this tool, please contact info@dysartetal.ca to request its use at no charge.   A simple set of instructions that we found on the internet is attached on the sidebar at the right.

The Committee meets every other month at the Administration Offices located at 135 Maple Street in Haliburton and meetings are open to the public.   The Committee serves a four year term concurrent with Council and is currently comprised of the following members:  Councillor Dennis Casey, Councillor Susan Norcross, and Councillor Walt McKechnie.

If you are interested in learning more about the initiatives undertaken by this group, all agenda packages including reports and minutes are available by clicking the link to electronic agendas on the sidebar.

If you would like to attend a meeting as a delegation, please contact staff as indicated under contacts on the sidebar.