SWITCH / 26 May 2015
On June 19th the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative will be holding the 5th Annual Community Energy Retreat at Wintergreen Studios, along with long-term partners, Sustainable Eastern Ontario and the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario.
This year’s retreat will feature case studies and examples of how community funds were leveraged for a variety of unique projects. As in previous years, the event will include a mixture of presentations, roundtable discussions and themed group discussions, and delicious food featuring local produce. There will be opportunities to network with like-minded colleagues throughout the day.
Morning presentations will include an Eastern Ontario Roundtable, where participants will be invited to share information about their organizations, initiatives, and priorities for raising community capital, as well as a presentation by Kristina Inrig, from Sustainable Eastern Ontario, called Raising Capital 101: The 10 Funding Streams. Table discussions will follow Kristina’s presentation.
The afternoon will feature presentations by David Hahn (President, Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative), Janice Ashworth (Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative), and Kristina Inrig (Sustainable Eastern Ontario). All three speakers will be discussing the topic Renewable Energy, Real Estate, and Raising Capital.
This day-long event is open to the public and to Wintergreen Co-op members. It will run from 9:30 – 4:00, and the fee includes workshop materials, a sustainability tour of Wintergreen’s facilities, snacks, tea, coffee, and lunch. The subsidized fee is $20, thanks to the contributing partners.
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