Education and Outreach 2011
The ECO is reaching out to the Ontario public in a variety of ways. Our website at [www.eco.on.ca www.eco.on.ca] continues to be the main source of information about the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) and the activities of the ECO, but now the public can stay in touch through our ECO blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed as well.
Every year the Public Information and Outreach Officer at the ECO receives well over a thousand queries on a variety of environmental concerns, and answers questions from members of the public who are interested in exercising their rights under the EBR. In fact, during the 2010 calendar year close to 1,400 enquiries were handled. As the mandate of the ECO now includes reporting on the province’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as energy conservation activities within Ontario, the number of individuals with enquiries continues to rise.
The ECO also manages an active outreach program, staffing exhibits at conferences, symposia and other events, and sharing information about the EBR with new and targeted audiences. ECO staff give targeted presentations at various conferences throughout the year. The Public Information and Outreach Officer at the ECO is available to make presentations on environmental rights under the EBR to groups or classes who wish to learn more. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
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|This is an article from the 2010/11 Annual Report to the Legislature from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.|
Citing This Article:
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. 2011. "Education and Outreach." Engaging Solutions, ECO Annual Report, 2010/11. Toronto: The Queen's Printer for Ontario. 4.