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Wintergreen Renewable Energy and SolarShare Co-operatives invite you to Celebrate Solar!

Come celebrate and tour the community-owned Abbey Dawn 500 kW solar project on Sunday, June 4, 2017, 12-2 PM, at 1560 Abbey Dawn Road in Kingston, Ontario! Make sure you’re dressed for the outdoor tour. If the weather turns inclement, we will move indoors for part of the celebration. Bring the whole family. Solar experts, Read More

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Annual Green Energy Retreat: Buildings for a Changing Climate

Friday, May 5: 8:45 am – 5 pm Join us for the 8th Annual Wintergreen Energy Co-op Green Energy retreat. This year’s retreat is co-hosted with Wintergreen Studios and Sustainable Eastern Ontario. Read all about it, and register  here. With the advent of the Ontario Climate Change Action plan there is a unique window of Read More

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Exciting local project first in Canada to use Morgan tracking system!

In the cold depths of winter a small group of hardy Wintergreen Co-op members were able to get a sneak preview visit of the Co-op’s first solar project on Abbey Dawn Road in eastern Kingston. The construction company, Evergreen Power Ltd.  gave a tour of the construction site to Wintergreen Co-op President, David Hahn, and Read More

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A Long-term Energy Plan for Ontario

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) has just submitted a long-term energy plan for Ontario to the Environmental Registry for the province. View and/or download the submission online, or download the pdf here. The Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-op is pleased to have contributed to this long-term energy plan, and we endorse the work of the Read More

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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