Practical insights for green energy entrepreneurs!

SMARTinsights are an initiative of SMARTNet Alliance and are meant to bring the community together to learn about Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (green/renewable energy).  These can be evening sessions or breakfast sessions throughout Ontario.


November 3, 2016 - Toronto

Energy democracy: how a grassroots movement became German energy policy - and why that matters!

Join Craig Morris for a discussion of why the benefits of the energy transition will make the world a better place — and why climate campaigners should view lower CO2 emissions as the cobenefit.

Click here for registration and details.

Article:  Germany's Clean Energy Revolution Focuses On Empowering Individuals by Craig Morris and Arne Jungjohann

PAST SMARTinsights

May 18, 2016 - Ottawa Pizza Movie Night - SOLD OUT EVENT!
Screening of "This Changes Everything!"
Location:  The HUB Ottawa

May 25, 2016 - Toronto Pizza Movie Night - SOLD OUT EVENT!
Screening of "This Changes Everything!"
Location:  CSI Regent Park - 585 Dundas St East - 3rd floor 

June 7, 2016 - London Movie Night - Postponed to September
Screening of "This Changes Everything!"
Location:  Talbot Street Church - Fellowship Hall


November 19, 2015 - Toronto

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), SMARTNet Alliance hosted more than 40 guests for an evening of delicious local food and practical insights on being an entrepreneur and working in sustainability. Attendees took part in an open discussion kicked off by five of Toronto's leading female game changers who are building social, ecological and economic equity through their businesses. 

Click here to read the insights that the following five women shared with the participants:

  • Jennifer Aitchison – Jones Brown Insurance
  • Alison Fletcher – Cookery
  • Marion Fraser – Fraser and Company
  • Anahata Loma – ChocoSol Traders
  • Nicole Risse – Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

After the speaker sessions, the participants shared their work, ideas, asked questions and enjoyed chocolate from Chocosol and amazing local baked goods from Fantail Bakery.