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Member Profile: Raymond and Noella Pitre

Posted on: July 12th, 2017 by CED Co-op

Raymond and Noella Pitre are CED Co-op members and investors from Cache Bay, East of Sudbury. They are strong believers in solar power, and the benefit of friendly, community-focused organizations. We spoke with Raymond about how they got involved with CED Co-op, and what he would share with prospective members.   How did you get […]

Member Profile: Paul West

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 by CED Co-op

Paul West is one of the newest Community Energy Development Co-operative members. He is a big fan of solar, and a firm believer in similar values to the co-operative movement. We met with Paul for a chat about how he got involved with CED Co-op, and his own investments in community and solar power. How […]

Member Profile: Peter Pauls

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by CED Co-op

This month we have the pleasure of a Q&A with Community Energy Development Co-operative member Peter Pauls. Peter has invested in CED Co-op both personally, and through his business. We spoke about how he got involved, and why this investment ticks all the right boxes. Let’s start at the beginning Peter. How did you get […]

Member Profile: Julie Graham

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017 by CED Co-op

Our co-op continues to grow – we now have over 680 members! It’s inspiring to see more people discover the joy of being part of a community supporting renewable energy in Ontario. This month we’re chatting with one of our newest members, Julie Graham, about why she joined CED Co-op, and how she uses her […]

Member Profile: John Brubacher

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by CED Co-op

Today’s story comes to us from John Brubacher. John is a member and investor in Community Energy Development Co-operative. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. John tells us how he got his start in renewable energy, and why investing in CED Co-op made sense for him. My first introduction to renewable […]

Member Profile: Art and Susan Bast

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by CED Co-op

Art and Susan Bast believe in the importance of treating people and our planet with respect. They want to care for the Earth, not subdue it and leave it in worse condition for the next generation. That’s why an invitation to a meeting in Lively about a new renewable energy co-operative sparked their interest. It […]

Member Profile: Gary Leis

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016 by CED Co-op

Leis Pet Distributing Inc. in Wellesley Ontario is installing a solar system on their roof in partnership with Community Energy Development Co-operative. Their system is being installed this summer, but their green leadership has been going on much longer. We spoke with Gary Leis, CEO of Leis Pet, about his interest in sustainability and renewable […]

Member Profile: Ingo Wolfert

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 by CED Co-op

“What kind of planet are we leaving for our children? Shouldn’t we make it a better place?” It’s a rhetorical question from Ingo Wolfert, a question he helps answer every day as President at hb Solar Canada, and as a member and investor in Community Energy Development Co-operative. hb Solar manufactures rooftop mounting systems for […]

Member Profile: Scott Beech

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 by CED Co-op

This month we have the pleasure of a Q&A with Community Energy Development Co-operative member Scott Beech. Scott shared his thoughts about investing with CED Co-op, why aligning investment with values is important, and reminded us that the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Why are you a member and investor in Community Energy Development Co-operative? For […]

Member Profile: Ab Ashley

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by CED Co-op

“We get much more satisfaction doing good with our investments than simply watching them grow. If you can earn a strong return, then it’s a double bonus.” It’s hard to argue with Ab Ashley’s logic. This month we sat down with Ab, a retired investment advisor with Mennonite Savings and Credit Union (MSCU), to discuss […]