By AJNews staff
The first event is a Renewable Energy Investment Open House on Thursday, October 12, at 7 pm (Mountain Daylight Time). This in-person event will be held at Temple B’nai Tikvah (900 47 Avenue Southwest) in Calgary where Bow Valley Green Energy Cooperatives’ newest solar installation is scheduled for construction.
Discover the latest opportunities in the renewable energy sector and learn how you can invest in a sustainable future. Hear from the BVGEC team and gain insights into upcoming renewable energy projects and the benefits of community generation.
Network with like-minded individuals and gain a deeper understanding of the potential economic returns, social benefits, and environmental impacts of renewable energy investments.
Whether you’re an experienced investor or simply curious about sustainable investment options, this open house is a perfect opportunity to explore the world of renewable energy and discover how you can make a positive difference.
This is sure to be an informative and inspiring event!
A second event will be held at Temple B’nai Tikvah on October 19 from 4 – 6 pm to provide information to interested groups and organizations who are wondering if hosting a BVGEC renewable energy installation is right for them. This presentation will provide information on exciting opportunities to partner with BVGEC and power Alberta’s renewable energy future.
These events are hosted by The Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley in partnership with the Bow Valley Green Energy Cooperative and Temple B’nai Tikvah and funded by the Ecotrust Climate Innovation Fund.
Bow Valley Green Energy Cooperative is a a grassroots, socially responsible organization that aims to facilitate the creation of community-owned renewable energy generation projects in the Bow Valley. They are community lead and volunteer-driven.
BVGEC believes that Albertans can have an inclusive and prosperous local economy while contributing to a healthy environment. That’s why they are energizing a community of changemakers to transform Alberta’s energy.
To truly make a difference in the fight against climate change everyone must benefit. As a member-owned cooperative, BVGEC installs renewable energy projects – like solar, geothermal, hydro or wind – that create local jobs, support local businesses, and pay dividends to local investors. This clean electricity displaces grid-supplied energy. This reduces the carbon intensity of the AB grid and shrinks our communities’ carbon footprint.
Earlier this summer Bow Valley Green Energy Co-op partnered with Temple B’nai Tikvah, the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley and Alberta Ecotrust to launch BVGECs first installation in a Calgary-based project.
As part of their commitment to make environmentally conscious choices, the synagogue council and BVGEC signed agreements to initiate, build and energize a 19 kW photovoltaic system on the rooftop of Temple B’nai Tikvah.
Peter Driftmier, a member of B’nai Tikvah’s environmental committee, told Canadian Jewish News earlier this year that they have wanted to go solar for a long time.
“We decided to take this action after many years of informal discussions wishing we could go solar. Our congregation members care deeply about our Jewish community and our local, provincial, and federal communities all taking action on the climate crisis in a way that responds to the urgency of emissions reductions,” he said.
“We hope that more synagogues build solar on their roofs and I hope that more Canadian Jews join renewable energy cooperative.”
As part of the installation, the Biosphere Institute with funding from the Alberta Ecotrust Climate Innovation Fund is supporting BVCGEC with several open house events focused around the installation. They are also implementing a broad-reaching social media campaign and launching a project manual that includes a detailed case study and copies of all resources and templates needed to guide other Albertan communities in the replication of BVGECs success.
To learn more about these exciting initiatives, attend one of the events taking place at Temple B’nai Tikvah on October 12 and 19. Registration is required and can be completed at bvgreenenergy.org/bvgec-event