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  • 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

  • My RRSP Finally Has Impact #2

    Jan 29, 2015

    Rita Bijons has been planning for the future since she became a mother more than twenty years ago. While she thought her investments were socially responsible, it wasn’t until she retired that she really started paying attention to climate change. It was with this critical lens that she revi... Read More

  • My RRSP Finally Has Impact

    Jan 16, 2015

    Personal prosperity and climate goals can go hand-in-hand  Despite having led a socially conscious career as a energy and environment consultant, Kai Millyard didn’t always think of his financial investments as tied to his activism. “The management of our retirement portfolio was... Read More

  • New Solar Bond launch!

    Nov 21, 2014

    SolarShare is delighted to announce that our third Offering Statement has been approved by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and we're now taking new investments for the next six months or until we're fully subscribed. This means more clean energy for Ontario, more members engaged,... Read More