BARRIE, ONT. –
Sustainability Month has started in Orillia, offering education and activities around eco-friendly options.
Sustainable Orillia, a local environmental group, held an auto show on Saturday to showcase electric vehicles at Orillia Square shopping center.
Stan Mathewson, president of Sustainable Orillia, said one of the goals of car display is to educate the public about the affordability and affordability of electric vehicles.
âThey’re a little more expensive to buy initially, but your cost over a ten-year period will be less than that of a comparable gasoline vehicle,â says Mathewson.
Education on the accessibility and affordability of green powered vehicles is another goal.
âI think people need to be educated. They have to be able to lead them, âhe says. âThey need to talk to the people who drive them, and that’s why we do it,â he adds.
Sustainable Orillia was founded in 2018 with the aim of making the community more sustainable through actions against climate change.
âSustainability is about the way we live,â says Mathewson. “And make sure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same lifestyle as we do.”
The organization encompasses Orillia, Severn, Rama, Ramara First Nation and Oro-Medonte.
A variety of webinars and seminars will be taking place through the end of the month.
Visit them website for the full list of events.