Greg Allen’s VISION (and he’s coming to the June retreat!)

If we don’t know where we’re going , how will we know which direction to take? Here is Greg Allen’s vision of what a sustainable urban life might look like in a zero emissions future world. Greg knows more about the technologies that will support a sustainable future than almost anyone else that I know Read More

Zero Emissions: 9th Annual Green Energy Retreat

With widespread acknowledgement of the global climate crisis, Kingston was the first municipality in Ontario to declare a Climate Emergency.  Following Kingston’s lead, other Ontario cities have followed suit. Now, our collective task is to tackle the question: How can we achieve zero emissions in the Kingston area?   Wintergreen Co-op invites members and friends to Read More

Green Energy Citizen’s Report: Buildings for a Changing Climate

The 2017 Green Energy Retreat: A Citizen’s Caucus, Buildings for a Changing Climate, provided a forum for citizens and municipal leaders to explore the need, challenges, and options for developing deep thermal retrofit programs for the region. The diversity and breadth of expertise and interest of the people at the retreat generated enthusiasm and ideas Read More

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

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

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

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