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July 10 – Open House + Volunteer Orientation

Event at OREC office

Get the Full Scoop! Join us for an in-depth update on co-op activities. David Mazur-Goulet, OREC’s Communications Manager, will be sharing noteworthy updates including new project news, a recap on the fifth offering, upcoming events, and future endeavours (HINT: it involves SAVING energy). Get Involved Stick around after the talk to see how you can get involved.  View current volunteer …

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$1.98 M Invested in New Solar Power Projects

OREC members celebrate at the annual picnic

Over the course of a 14-week period in 2017, more than 160 residents of Eastern Ontario invested $1.98 million to finance four new solar power projects.  OREC’s fifth securities offering is the latest round of investments offered by the Co-op which allows individuals to invest in large-scale solar power projects and earn a solid return. During the final days of …

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April 24 – Diversify your Portfolio with Local Solar Power

Solar panels on the Maurice-Lapointe schoold in Kanata

OREC’s 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Sustainable Capacity Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 24, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Where: OREC’s office at 969 Wellington St. …

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April 23 – North Grenville Sustainability Fair

Sustainable North Grenville volunteers at the 2016 North Grenville Sustainability Fair

Sustainable North Grenville is hosting a series of presentations and workshops at this year’s 10th annual NG Sustainability Fair and Market. There will be a wide range of exciting topics for living well and sustainably. Talk on Community Power in Ontario Join Dick Bakker at 12:30 p.m. to learn about the future of community power in Ontario. He will present …

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April 22 – Old Home Earth Day Event

Old Home Earth Day Event

In celebration of Earth Day, the Glebe Community Association is hosting the Old Home Earth Day Event to provide residents of older homes with an opportunity to learn and share ways they can conserve energy, reduce carbon emissions and live more sustainability. Panel on Energy Transition Incentives From 10:00 to 11:30, attend a discussion moderated by Paul Dewar and including …

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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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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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March 16 – Talk on Sustainable Investing

Come celebrate the launch of BuySomeGood with us! “Where money has meaning for people and the planet” Bring your lunch and learn about sustainable investing from Tina Crouse.  For the past 7 years, Tina has dedicated herself to supporting social finance in Canada. She has continued to coach in social enterprise and social finance while deepening her knowledge of social …

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Field Notes From Tanzania – Part 1: Innovative Use of Solar Radios

FRI broadcasters in Tanzania

Roger Peters, an OREC Board Member, shares with us how solar technology is being used in Tanzania in a four part blog series. If you are poor farmer in rural Tanzania with cell phone service but no electric power or internet, how do you get ahead? First you form a radio listening group with other women in your community and …

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OREC Targets $2 M with Fifth Securities Offering

Ribbon cutting at Maurice Lapointe School in Ottawa

Investments will finance four new solar projects throughout Eastern Ontario   OTTAWA – The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op launches its fifth securities offering and is seeking to raise up to $2 million to invest in four local solar power projects. The Co-op’s latest projects include a rooftop project at both the Twin Elm Rugby Park and KIN Vineyard in Carp …

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