CanSIA 2016 – Thoughts from Joshua Reinhart, a Future Renewable Energy Leader

A few months ago, ELSE contacted the Sustainable and Renewables Engineering Society at Carleton, offering a student a chance to attend the 2016 Solar Canada Conference in exchange for a day of volunteering. As an engineering student and an Electrician, I was excited about the opportunity to meet industry leaders and learn more about Ontario’s solar industry. When I began my electrical apprenticeship in Alberta I wanted to become involved in the renewable energy sector. As an engineering student in Ontario, I had finally found an opportunity.

Solar for Nepal: Powering Social Change

Solar for Nepal is a fundraising event to support farmers in rural Nepal hosted by ELSE and SunFarmer. 80% of Nepal’s citizens rely on agriculture for income - yet 8 months of dry climate limit production. With automatic, controlled irrigation via solar water pumps the length of the growing season can be doubled, and increase incomes by 100-200%. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the down payments for the installation of these solar-powered irrigation systems. 

Tickets ($20) for the February 1, 2017 event can be purchased here, and you can find out more about the event here. If you're interested in the project, but can't make the event, you can learn more about it and make a donation directly to SunFarmer online today!

ELSE's Letter To the Future Canada

To celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary next year and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Compact Network Canada (the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact) is welcoming contributions to an enlightening publication for Canada and the world in the form of letters to the next generation of leaders. ELSE National Co-Chairs Julie Guerin and Mike Skirzynski have written a letter to be publised, sharing their visions for the future of Canada as a clean energy superpower, and expounding its potenti

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