We are pleased to announce that the second intake period for municipal members in our Smart Green Communities program is now open. The new cohort of municipalities will be accepted into the Smart Green Communities program in May 2018.
Smart Green Communities is a membership-based program for municipalities and First Nations in Northeastern Ontario, focused on developing strategies to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Our program provides technical and interpretive support for municipalities undertaking processes of energy and emissions planning.
What Smart Green Communities Program membership provides:
For more information about your community's eligibility, contact:
Raili Lakanen, Sustainability and Energy Planner(705) 674-1685 x100 raili.lakanen @ rethinkgreen.ca
Smart Green Communities is actively working to plan future energy needs with municipalities on Manitoulin Island and the North Shore. Take a moment to share your thoughts on energy needs in your home or business through our simple survey:
RESIDENTIAL ENERGY NEEDS
BUSINESS ENERGY NEEDS
Green Economy North's Smart Green Communities program is working with municipalities in Northeastern Ontario to better understand local energy needs, and provide technical and interpretive support for the preparation of Community Energy Plans.
What are Community Energy Plans?
Community energy plans define community-wide priorities and goals for local energy generation, delivery, conservation, and efficiency. The plans help decision-makers understand current – and anticipate future – patterns of energy demand and management.
Community energy plans incorporate data and input from residents, small businesses, industrial and commercial interests, and other public-sector stakeholders. The scope and impact of community energy plans are related to government of Ontario-mandated Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, but their reach extends beyond the municipal sector.
It is a natural progression for Green Economy North to be extending our scope into this emerging area of public policy. By providing the networks, resources and expertise needed to succeed in setting and meeting targets, we help member organizations maximize the economic benefits of sustainability actions.
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