Upcoming Events

April 3 – SMARTinsights: Power to the People FREE Screening

Power to the People screening and discussion

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) and SMARTNet Alliance are partnering to bring you the Canadian premiere of the Dutch documentary Power to the People.  This event will also include a discussion on the current state of electricity generation in Ontario and future of community-owned power. There is a big revolution going on in ‘the small’.  From energy to insurance, …

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April 4 – Film: To the Ends of the Earth

Photo from the film To the Ends of the Earth

SolarShare is presenting this incredible documentary which examines the rise of extreme energy extraction in Canada and its impact on the environment, economy and local communities. The fossil fuel industry’s intensive hunt for unconventional non-renewables, including Arctic drilling and shale gas fracking, also gives rise to a formidable array of scientists, authors and activists who envision a post-growth economic future …

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April 10 – Information Session in Alfred

Map of Prescott Russell

Have you heard about Prescott Russell’s first community-owned solar power project? Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects.  Topics to be covered include: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; New project in Alfred, Ontario; Investment opportunities; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Alfred Recreation …

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April 11 – Information Session at the Innovation Centre

OREC’s 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Innovation Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Tuesday, April 11, 12:00 PM to 1 PM – Bring your lunch! Where: Innovation Centre at …

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Past Events

Community Classroom

Real world case studies of stakeholders coming together to reduce carbon emissions Learning from Hannover, Germany and Ottawa community experience Date: Wed, May 18, 2016 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Place: Octopus Books Centretown, @25One Community, 251 Bank St. 2nd floor Cost: $5 or pay what you can Climate Change is one of the biggest world challenges facing us today.  A rise …

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Winter Documentary Film Series

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING Free April 20, 2016 At 7:30 PM at Carleton University in the Discovery Centre (4th floor, MacOdrum Library) “Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize …

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Jan. 18 – Sustainable Investment Seminar

Looking to invest smart? Looking to leave a legacy? Green investments? We would be honored to have you with us on Jan 18, 7:30-9:00pm, at the West End Well for presentations to be given by Kristina Inrig of Sustainable Financial Solutions about greening your investment portfolio independently or with an adviser, and Janice Ashworth our Operations Manager about investing in co-operatives …

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Nov. 25, 2015 – Annual General Meeting Information

This year’s OREC Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday Nov. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a sneak peek at the rooftop solar installation) in the cafeteria of Ecole Franco-Cite, 623 Smyth Rd. (accessible by OC Transpo via route #106 from Hurdman Station). Members will elect new board members, approve the annual …

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Dec. 1 – Carbon Offsets vs. Renewable Energy Certificates: Similar, yet different

Has your company already started its sustainability journey? Are you now looking at going one step further and becoming a Carbon Neutral Company or integrating offsets to meet your target but aren’t sure about where to start? This upcoming seminar will feature an expert panel of guests who will help attendees understand the differences between Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy …

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