Input Needed for Community Energy Plan

The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – Sustainable Economic Development Department (SED) will be undertaking a community-wide survey during the next two months in order to assist the department in developing a Community Energy Plan.

With the recent hiring of a Community Energy Surveyor, the department hopes to receive as much input as possible from MNCFN members.

Jazmin Sault, a member of the Missisaugas of the New Credit First Nation, will coordinate the survey process.

“Growing up on the reserve my entire life, I have become acquainted with the community and hope to help our nation gain a better sense of energy in terms of education, conservation, and generation,” she says. “I will be working with MNCFN’s Sustainable Economic Development department as a Community Energy Surveyor until March 31, 2017. During my employment, I will be conducting a survey within MNCFN which will assist in the development of our Community Energy Plan.

“This plan will help identify our current energy use patterns and behaviours, as well as recognize ways that we may reduce energy use as individuals and as a community,” says Sault. “It will also help predict our future energy use, which will allow us to develop strategies to help achieve energy-related goals and objectives, including opportunities for education, conservation, and generation projects. Essentially, our long term goal is to improve energy efficiency, reduce electricity consumption, and assess opportunities for renewable energy within our community that will improve our nation’s wellness and self-sufficiency.”

One person from each household located within the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation will be given the opportunity to complete a survey, and then be entered into a draw to win a 16GB iPad mini 2, and a $50 iTunes card.

“We appreciate your feedback as a valuable tool in assisting us with developing our Community Energy Plan,” Sault says. “Please be advised that I will be visiting MNCFN households within the near future to conduct the surveys in person.”

No names will be recorded on the surveys, and personal information will only be used for the purpose of participating in the draw.

The survey process will take place from now until March 31, 2017.

If you are interested in setting up a date/time to participate in the survey or if you have any questions, please contact the Community Energy Surveyor via email at: jazmin.sault@newcreditfirstnation.com.

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