Folks from Ottawa South came out to celebrate the New Year by attending a soiree with the Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty  (pictured here) on January 14, 2010 and One Change was in attendance to share free digital tire gauges and tips on fuel conservation. Dalton McGuinty’s ‘New Year’s Levée,’ held at the RA Centre on Riverside Drive, provided an opportunity for constituents to meet with Dalton and David McGuinty  and to hear about what is on the Premier’s agenda for 2010. Over 100 guests attended, including The Honourable Jim Watson , MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean and candidate for the Ottawa Mayoral Election, The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur , MPP for Ottawa—Vanier, Mr. Jean-Marc Lalonde , MPP for Glengarry—Prescott— Russell.
With the theme of making a better Ontario, hot topics of the evening included the HST tax, implementation of all day kindergarten, and providing support for those in desperate need in Haiti. In keeping with the theme of the evening One Change encouraged attendees to take simple actions to conserve fuel to help combat climate change. One Change gave out nearly 100 digital tire gauges in an effort to help residents of Ottawa South reduce their fuel consumption, GHG emissions and increase vehicle safety on the road.
One Change is preparing to launch One Change: Fuel in the spring of 2010 across the province of Ontario. The campaign is a community-based social marketing effort that uses local volunteers to help their friends and neighbours learn to conserve fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. Be on the watch for One Change: Fuel rolling through your community this spring!