Free Info Session on the Benefits of Co-ops

Wednesday, December 6, at 9 am Cornwall Civic Centre, 100 Water Street East  An information session on the benefits of co-ops, hosted by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, will be held. This free event welcomes everyone, but will be of particular interest to owners of micro-businesses, entrepreneurs with an idea to develop, or others wishing to generate a second income. Co-op possibilities include a store front for locally-produced goods, an office space for one-on-one meetings with clients, a makerspace/workshop space for teachers offering courses, a safe place to connect with online customers, and a social space to promote your business. There will be open discussions and presentations on the benefits of co-ops, legal and bookkeeping aspects, the formation process, as well as the challenges co-ops face. Come meet and connect with others who wish to explore the possibility of forming a co-op to promote success for all members. For more info, please contact


November 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming


Link to Stoknes’ full TEDGlobal talk HERE>>

The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes. He’s spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet — and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday narratives and learn how to make caring for the earth feel personable, do-able and empowering with this fun, informative talk.

November 22, 2017 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Electric Cars 101: The Answers to All Your EV Questions

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Once a high-tech novelty, electric cars are becoming increasingly common. In fact, several models from mainstream brands have now been sold for years. But many consumers have limited exposure to electric vehicles (commonly known as EVs) and may have many questions about whether an electric car might fit into their lives.

This guide is a basic primer that can help you determine whether going electric is the right move.

Read Electric Cars 101: The Answers to All Your EV Questions at Consumer Reports.

November 20, 2017 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Maker Gift Shop Grand Opening

Saturday, November 14, 12:00-4:00,  145 Pitt Street Cornwall We’re excited to open our curated gift shop, filled exclusively with products from makers & artisans. Come out and support small business! Don’ forget to check out our Facebook page for year round goodies and gifts.

November 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Beyond the Blue Box

 CoverOntario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The government’s new Waste-Free Ontario Act and Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario set an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill.

Beyond the Blue Box acknowledges that Ontario’s new law and strategy are a significant achievement, but calls on government to get serious about making it work. The first steps: get food waste (organics) out of landfills and get businesses to pull their weight.

Ontario is rightfully proud of the Blue Box, which recycles paper and packaging from homes. But the Blue Box diverts less than 8% of Ontario’s total waste. For real impact, the province needs action on other significant waste streams – organics and industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) wastes – that have been ignored for far too long.

Read the full report Beyond the Blue Box  at The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.

November 15, 2017 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Re-Imagine the Future

We hope the film Re-imagine the Future provoked your interest in exploring its themes more deeply. The quest to build attractive, functional alternatives to the world ordained by neoliberal economics is, in fact, growing. A kaleidoscope of innovations around the world is showing that the market and state are not the only players. A burgeoning Commons Sector is emerging and starting to flourish.

This WEBPAGE is a portal into the growing world of system-change activism, experimentation, legal and policy innovation, academic research and political analysis. Consider these links an invitation to enter into this world yourself. After all, the answers are not going to come from somewhere else; they have to start with us, personally and locally, and expand outward. We need to re-imagine the future.


November 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Balancing Our Landscape – Forests, Farming and Their Relationship in S.D.&G.”

Tuesday, November 28, 9:00 – 4:00  The forum will be held at North Stormont Place in Avonmore (16299 Fairview DR, Avonmore,)The intent of the forum is to encourage an open dialogue regarding our rapidly changing landscape in S.D.&G. We believe that we have brought together an interesting and diverse group of speakers and panelists who present views from many sectors. There will be an opportunity for those attending the forum to ask questions or provide comments on the topics presented. Forum organizers hope that you and other interested parties can attend and would appreciate your RSVP 613-984-2948 ext 285 by Friday November 24, 2017, if you plan to attend the forum so as to determine lunch requirements.

November 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

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