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The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) presents a session examining the forward-thinking initiatives put in motion by the village of Stirling.
Stirling’s Journey to Net Zero – It makes cents
Find out why the village of Stirling embarked on a journey to net zero with the 2018 deployment of community-owned solar microgeneration. More importantly, learn about this southern Alberta community’s plans to continue its leadership in energy sustainability and financial responsibility.
The village of Stirling is one of just three communities in Canada designated as a National Historic Site, and is the largest village in Alberta by population, with 1,269 residents as of the 2019 municipal census. While Stirling is proud of its past, the community is also preparing for the future. It has introduced high-speed fibre optic broadband internet service that is connected to more than 90 per cent of households, and boasts solar arrays on public buildings to offset municipal power consumption needs resulting in Canada’s first electrically “net zero” village for municipal purposes. The innovative community continues to innovate with the start-up of a municipally controlled corporation in Ridge Utilities Ltd. to market electricity, natural gas and internet across Alberta.
Speaker: Trevor Lewington - Mayor of Stirling
Moderator: Colleen Quintal
With many years of executive leadership experience in the food processing industry, in addition to living the trials and tribulations of a small business owner combined with additional roles in the public sector, Trevor strives to provide a broad-based perspective and collaborative approach which will enhance initiatives that drive continued economic growth in southern Alberta. Trevor is mayor of the village of Stirling, now serving his third term on council. Trevor is also the Chief Executive Officer for Economic Development Lethbridge.
Date/time: Thursday January 26, 2023. Presentation begins at 12 & concludes at 1 p.m.
Cost: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted
Location: Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (LSCO) Dining Room, 500-11 Street S, Lethbridge, AB
Lunch & Refreshments: The Atrium Dining Room will be available by 11:15 a.m. Please arrive early before the start of the Presentation to patronize the LSCO cafeteria and enjoy their excellent variety of good value food options.
For further information on the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, visit the SACPA website.