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GreenProfit Event Brings Sustainable Energy Leaders to Kingston

2014-03-24, 1:44 PM

The GreenProfit Symposium is bringing top names from throughout the sustainable energy sector to Kingston on March 24-25. SWITCH Ontario and the Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC) at St. Lawrence College are organizing this year’s event, which will take place at St. Lawrence College and the Four Points by Sheraton.

This is the first year that SWITCH and SEARC have joined forces to combine their separate events into the GreenProfit Symposium. This allowed the organizations to reach out to higher profile speakers and panelists and attract more people to the event. Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller will be providing a keynote address at the March 24 Networking Dinner and Awards Ceremony, while Canadians for Clean Prosperity President Kristyn Annis will be providing a keynote presentation at the Networking Lunch on March 25. The event will also feature over 30 panelists from throughout the sustainable energy sector.

“What is so great about GreenProfit is that it allows people from all over the sustainable energy sector to come together and share their resources and work on moving things forward,” noted SWITCH executive director Tyson Champagne, “We have people from wind and solar companies, people who are involved on the policy side, smart grid experts, energy storage leaders, conservation and energy efficiency experts, and people in the community who are interested in learning more.”

The event is open to the public and will provide people with the opportunity to learn about the latest sustainable energy innovations and best practices that are making a difference in the world today. It will also help people to apply lessons from successful green energy case studies to their own businesses and homes. Most importantly, the GreenProfit Symposium allows people to meet with green energy leaders and decision makers and be inspired by a vision for a sustainable energy future

The program for this year’s GreenProfit event includes numerous panel sessions, including:

  • Are We Ready For A Smarter Grid?: Storage and New Technologies
  • Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan: Where do Renewables, Conservation and Carbon Pricing Fit in?
  • The Future of Academic and Industry Partnerships
  • Green Homes: Efficiency, Generation and Communicating the Benefits
  • Leading the Way: A Sustainable and Prosperous Southeastern Ontario
  • Meeting the Challenge of Tomorrow: Alumni and Student Roundtable Discussion

The March 24 events will also feature the SWITCH Sustainable Energy Awards, which recognize the leaders in sustainable energy from throughout southeastern Ontario. This year’s awards include:

  • The Kingston Hydro Conservation Award
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Sustainable Energy Innovation Award
  • Rural Initiatives Award
  • Urban Initiatives Award

"It really looks like this is going to be the most successful GreenProfit we’ve ever had,” Champagne remarked, “I see this as a great vote of confidence for finding better ways to move ahead and harness cleaner energy sources that are more sustainable. There are ways that the sector could improve how things are done and I think that’s what something like GreenProfit 2014 is all about.”

For more information about the GreenProfit Symposium and to register for the event, please go to

Tyson Champagne
Princess Street
Kingston ON
K7L 3N6
Ph: 613-417-0339