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

May 21: New Security Offer Launch & Meeting of Members

Join us on May 21, 7:30-8:30 @ HUB Ottawa , 71 Bank St, 6th Floor Bring a friend! The sunny season is here. Time to put your money to good work. We’re launching our fourth preference share offering to raise another $1.7 million for local solar power projects (details below). To purchase preference shares you must become a member first. As …

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5/2 – Degrowth Paradigm, Public Lecture

The Degrowth Paradigm: Can Society Survive without Growth? OREC and 350 Ottawa are hosting this public event: This image requires an alt attribute. The ‘Degrowth Paradigm’ is gaining steam here and abroad as individuals grapple with a planet heading toward certain peril. In this presentation, Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity, will discuss why the ‘Growth is Good’ and ‘Growth …

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3/18 – Solar Energy and Ethical Investing

CACOR cordially invites you to a Luncheon Meeting. This presentation will give an overview of the renewable energy movement, the ethical investment movement, and will put both into a local context by way of a case study of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative.  The renewable energy movement is taking off globally. Ontario is positioning itself as a North American leader …

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Feb 26 – Local Craft Beer Tasting

Local Beer Tasting Event Logo

Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict is holding their 2nd Local Craft Beer Tasting.  The theme of the event is Green Energy—you’ll hear from Bullfrog Power and the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-Op (OREC) and learn about opportunities to support the growth of renewable energy in Ottawa and beyond. Why hold this event?  EcoDistrict wants the downtown core to reflect the amazing options for local beer that we …

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Feb 23 – Invest Ethically Info Session

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This class will empower participants to invest ethically by discussing the current investment landscape and the available alternatives. Presented by Janice Ashworth: operations manager at the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC). OREC brings Ottawa residents together to invest in local renewable energy projects. Topics to be Covered: Conventional investment portfolios assume continuous fossil fuelled economy, which cannot continue given climate …

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