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Field Notes From Tanzania – Pt. 4: Off-Grid Lodges Powered & Heated with Solar

Solar lodges 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. Northern Tanzania contains some of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world – Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks, and the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro.  All these sites are located surrounded by villages, fertile …

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Field Notes From Tanzania – Pt. 3: Increasing Crop Value with a Solar Dryer

Solar Dryers 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. Climate change is already hurting farm families in Tanzania.  The `short’ rains that normally fall in November and December just did not come in 2016 – preventing farmers from supplementing their income by growing fresh vegetables. The …

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April 3: SMARTinsights Discussion and Film Screening

There is a big revolution going on in “the sharing economy”. From energy to insurance, people are taking charge and working together to share the costs of alternative energy methods and collaborating to become energy independent. In this short documentary, witness a revolutionary answer to the world of multinationals. After the industrial and the digital revolution, we are now in the middle of …

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April 11 – Information Session at the Innovation Centre

Photo of OREC's Hovey Project

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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April 3 – Power to the People – FREE Doc Screening

Power to the People screening and discussion

There is a big revolution going on in “the sharing economy”. From energy to insurance, people are taking charge and working together to share the costs of alternative energy methods and collaborating to become energy independent. In this short documentary, witness a revolutionary answer to the world of multinationals. After the industrial and the digital revolution, we are now in the middle of …

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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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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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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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