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Apr18

Join the 2017 Sustainable Energy Showcase!

Apr13

Beach Community Energy Co-op: Inspiring a Greener Generation

By: Princie Reza (York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants)

Beach Community Energy Co-op (BCEC) was the winner of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) 2017 Powering Prosperity Awards for ‘Community Developer of the Year’.  BCEC is a renewable energy cooperative working towards a sustainable future in which our energy needs are met through solar energy. The co-op is composed of community members, neighbours, and parents of Kew Beach Junior Public School. They have also participated in OSEA’s Green Energy Doors Open in 2016, celebrating their work in community cooperation. (more…)

Apr06

Anvil Crawler Development Corp. paving the way for Renewable Energy in Ontario

By: Nayel Halim (York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants)

Anvil Crawler Development Corp. was this year’s winner of the Developer of the Year Award at OSEA’s 7th annual Powering Prosperity Awards dinner celebrating Ontario’s sustainable energy champions.

Anvil Crawler is a sustainable developer that seeks to reduce Canada’s reliance on traditional fuel sources by offering alternative and sustainable solutions for electricity consumers. With the lack of energy storage options hindering progress of the Green energy sector, this energy developer is finding solutions by developing sustainable options for energy production and storage. (more…)

Mar09

Economic Development Corporation of Wawa Lighting the Path for Community Building

By: Nayel Halim (York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants)

The Economic Development Corporation of Wawa (EDC of Wawa) was the winner of this year’s Community Project of the Year Award presented by Enbridge Gas Distribution at the annual Powering Prosperity Awards event. The EDC of Wawa was recognized for its leadership in sustainable energy planning and demonstrating best practices for community partnership and engagement. (more…)

Mar01

Bullfrog Power – Winner of the 20/20 Leader of the Year Award

By: Mike Skirzynski (York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants)

OSEA was very pleased to award Bullfrog power this years’ 20/20 Leader of the Year Award at the 7th annual Powering Prosperity awards, recognizing their contributions to advancing renewable energy across Canada. Those who walk along pathways in Canada may be familiar with Bullfrog’s logo on the lawns of households who have chosen to green their electricity by signing up with the company. However, Bullfrog does more than provide homeowners a means to clean up their electricity, it also offers these bundles to condo and apartment owners, as well as businesses of any size; they even offer packages to students for as little at $5 to power their laptops using renewable energy! (more…)

Jan25

Green Energy Doors Doors Open Podcast Episode 10: Camp Kawartha

Welcome to the Green Energy Doors Open Podcast. For this Tenth Episode, Host, Steven Hobé, is joined via phone by Jacob Rodenburg, Executive Director of Camp Kawartha & The Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre who were hosts at last year’s Green Energy Doors Open, as well as being recipients of the Senvion Community Project of the Year Award at Powering Prosperity 2016.

If you would like to learn more about Camp Kawartha & The Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre you can check out: www.campkawartha.ca

This podcast series is brought to you by Enbridge – Savings by Design.
www.savingsbydesign.ca

2017 will mark the 6th year of Green Energy Doors Open, a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. Its highlight will be in the fall of 2017 where members of the public can attend more than 150 events across the province.

Thanks for listening!

 

Dec20

Off-Grid Sea Container Cabin fulfills L.A. man’s childhood dream

By: Victoria Rioux (Sea Container Cabin)

Nestled in Kawartha Lakes lies an Off-Grid Sea Container Cabin made of 7 shipping containers. Designed by Jason Rioux, Vice President of NRStor and founder of Sea Container Cabin, the ‘Octopod’ features a unique Hub-and-Spoke design. The ‘Hub’ is a large centre octagon-shaped great room and each radiating container is a ‘Spoke’ that serves a different purpose – from a kitchen, dining, bathroom and bedroom to a workshop.
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Dec14

Green Energy Doors Open Podcast Episode 9: TREC Education

 

Welcome to the Green Energy Doors Open Podcast. For this Ninth Episode, Host, Steven Hobé, is joined in the studio by Kelly Park, Events and Communications Manager at TREC Education, who hosted several events this past September at Green Energy Doors Open.

If you would like to learn more about TREC Education you can check out:  www.treceducation.ca

You can also donate to TREC Education & join the movement to foster a sustainable future: www.treceducation.ca/donate
(All donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the M. H. Brigham Foundation.)

This podcast series is brought to you by Enbridge – Savings by Design.
www.savingsbydesign.ca

2017 will mark the 6th year of Green Energy Doors Open, a province-wide, communications campaign and annual showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. Its highlight will be in the fall of 2017 where members of the public can attend more than 150 events across the province.

Green Energy Doors Open is an initiative of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.

Thanks for listening!

Dec07

YSEC Supports Sustainable Business

By: John Connell (York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants)

Founded in 2004, York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants (YSEC) combines the skills of current and former students in York University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) programs to provide research and advisory services in the area of sustainable business. The group’s collective experience spans environmental consulting, strategic planning, finance, planning, waste management, sustainable/renewable energy, project management, and industrial design. Spanning these diverse professional backgrounds, YSEC’s consultants share a common aim: to advance social, environmental and economic sustainability by promoting responsible business strategies and practices.
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Nov30

Green Energy Doors Open Podcast Episode 8: Plug n’ Drive

Welcome to the Green Energy Doors Open Podcast. For this Eighth Episode, Host, Steven Hobé, is joined in-studio by Ron Groves, Manager of Education and Outreach at Plug ‘n Drive, who hosted an event this past September at Green Energy Doors Open.

If you would like to learn more about Plug ‘n Drive you can check out: www.plugndriveontario.ca

This podcast series is brought to you by Enbridge – Savings by Design.
www.savingsbydesign.ca

2017 will mark the 6th year of Green Energy Doors Open, a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. Its highlight will be in the fall of 2017 where members of the public can attend more than 150 events across the province.

Green Energy Doors Open is an initiative of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.

Thanks for listening!