Longtime community and political organizer Richard Eberhardt will lead the project ahead of an April 22nd launch. As Program Manager of Green Economy North, Eberhardt will encourage sustainable business as a way to meet both environmental and economic goals.
Caleigh Yaworsky, in her final year of Cambrian College’s Public Relations program, will support the program launch as Social Media and Events Coordinator.
Executive Director Rebecca Danard is thrilled with the new energy behind the project.
“We are so excited to have a growing team to bring this initiative to life,” said Danard. “Sudbury is one step closer to a more sustainable future.”
For organizations in Greater Sudbury seeking to increase their competitive advantage through sustainability, Green Economy North will provide the networks, resources and expertise needed to set goals and be recognized for their efforts. The program has received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and is supported by Sustainability CoLab, an organization promoting seven similar programs across Ontario.
The Green Economy North team is working with a number of potential “early adopters” from across the region’s economic sectors, but more are welcome.
“Participating in Green Economy North is a real opportunity for organizations of all sizes,” said Eberhardt. “This is an excellent time for business to make that sustainable choice.”
Green Economy North will launch on Earth Day, Friday April 22, at a gala event at the S.R.O Lounge in downtown Sudbury. Registration is now open at www.rethinkgreen.ca. Since 2006 reThink Green has been the hub of the Sudbury environmental network and is the host of the annual Earth Day Festival.