• Vancity Responds To The Demand For Divestment From Fossil Fuels

    Jun 05, 2015

    Divestment from fossil fuels is a growing financial trend and one credit union in Canada is finally responding. Vancity just announced that its IA Clarington Inhance Global Equity SRI class fund is dropping all of its fossil fuel companies, making it the only 100% fossil-free mutual fund in Canada. ... Read More

  • Win 2 Free Tickets to TREC Education's School's Out Party

    May 28, 2015

    TREC Education will be hosting its annual School’s Out Party fundraiser at the Steam Whistle Brewery on Wednesday June 24, 2015. There will be a performance by stand-up Comedian Sean Cullen, drinks, games and big giveaways! Come out for an evening of fun to support TREC Educat... Read More

  • The Importance Of Producing Electricity Where It Will Be Used

    May 26, 2015

    Midair is SolarShare's 28th project and grows our portfolio to 4MW  Why is it significant that we create projects in commercial zones with large electricity requirements, such as our newest project in Brampton?  It's better to produce electricity in areas where it will be used, in... Read More

  • After The Earthquake: How Solar Is Contributing To Relief In Nepal

    May 15, 2015

    Responding To The Nepal Earthquake On April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Shortly after, on May 12, another earthquake hit the country at a 7.3 magnitude. The efforts of SunFarmer, a nonprofit solar energy company in Nepal, provide a positive story amidst this tragedy. For a... Read More

  • Earth Day: Why You Should Care About Our New Project

    Apr 22, 2015

    It's Our Turn to Lead #EarthDay This Earth Day, citizens, educators, corporate leaders, and global organizations are taking action under the banner, "It’s our turn to lead." More than one billion people in 192 countries will participate in Earth Day activities and events, making it the... Read More

  • Reflection from a Board Member

    Apr 09, 2015

    On June 18 at the next Annual General Meeting, SolarShare members will elect three new directors to the board. One of our current directors, Jeff Harti, had a valuable experience serving his term and offers hopeful words and encouragement for other members to consider taking his place:   &nb... Read More

  • Community Bond Showcase: Success!

    Mar 23, 2015

    ZooShare, CSI, SolarShare and TREC, working together to achieve greatness.  Community Bonds took on a greater meaning at the recent event we co-organized with ZooShare Biogas Co-operative and the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI).  Members, investors, and supporters from all three org... Read More

  • 5 Things You Should Know About the Team Who Pays You

    Feb 24, 2015

    Have you ever wondered how Solar Bond interest magically appears in your bank account? Meet TREC Services, the team that manages your payments, tax forms, and bond certificates, the unsung heroes that take Toronto Hydro statements and turn them into cash for you!  Thought accounting was borin... Read More

  • Snow, sleet, solar!

    Feb 06, 2015

    How did solar installers Dwight and Joseph from Kingston, Jamaica end up on the rooftop of a SolarShare project in a snow storm?   Through an international exchange program at St Lawrence College in Kingston (Ontario, that is) Dwight and Joseph are studying solar engineering with professo... Read More

  • Community Bonds in Three Ways

    Feb 02, 2015

      Many of our members are hungry for impact investing opportunities and call us lamenting that "there's nothing else out there!" Think again.  We're delighted to announce that we've collaborated with ZooShare, the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Sustainable Economist&nbs... Read More