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Join us! 100% Ontario Renewable

Wintergreen Co-op has just endorsed the “Switch Ontario to 100% Renewable Energy Campaign.” Check out their website here. Do you belong to an organization that would like to endorse this campaign ? The Liberal government is re-organizing its energy plans right now. Tell them you support 100% clean, green energy…. not expensive, dirty, and  dangerous Read More

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative will take place at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library on Johnson St., on Thursday, September 29th. The meeting begins officially at 7:00 pm, but feel free to arrive at 6:30 to meet with other members. We urge all members to attend! The meeting will take Read More

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Leaps and Steps: Towards 100% Renewable Energy

You are invited to the 6th Annual Community Energy Retreat! Friday, May 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm On May 27th the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative will be holding the  Annual Community Energy Retreat at Wintergreen Studios, along with long-term partners, Sustainable Eastern Ontario and the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario. Event Summary: This Read More

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Setting the Climate Change Action Bar

A coalition of, what was just last week, 55 Canadian environmental and social justice groups, has now grown to 75 – with Wintergreen Co-op as one of the signatories. The coalition  is demanding that federal, provincial and territorial leaders embrace the policy changes needed for Canada to meet its Paris climate change commitments. In a Read More

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And now the real work begins…

Excited as we are about the Paris Agreement – imagine – 195 countries coming to an accord! – the work is only beginning. As noted by Eric Flanagan in a recent blog: For the first time, all signatory nations have committed to a legally-binding agreement that recognizes the urgent threat of climate change. The agreement Read More

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Change in the Canadian Climate

There is change in the air. With the new cabinet announced this week, Trudeau is sending a strong signal that climate protection is high on his agenda. Quoting an article from the National Post, “As signals go, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put a big green light on his Liberal government’s promised climate change agenda. Read More

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This Changes Everything!

While turfing out the Harper Conservatives doesn’t change everything, it sure does change a lot. People who want to avert climate disaster and develop a clean energy economy now have a wonderful opportunity to persuade the brand new Trudeau government to take serious national action to avert a climate catastrophe and promote and facilitate democratic, Read More

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Community Energy Projects

A few exciting updates! FIT 3 Projects It looks like the 500 kw project we’re working on with SolarShare will be built early this winter and the second one on Abbey Dawn will likely be built next year. FIT 4 Applications The application for the Middle Road 500 kW ground mount has ben submitted and Read More

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Doing Well While Doing Good: Raising Community Capital

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. Event Summary: This year’s retreat will feature case studies and examples of how community funds were leveraged for a variety Read More