Transition to the Green Economy

The Vision

We hope to see the creation of a local circular green economy within Northern Ontario. A circular economy is one that retains and recovers as much value as possible from resources by reusing, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, repurposing, or recycling products and materials. With a local circular economy, community members can cut waste and save money by reusing items or sharing service and resources. A green economy is one that improves human well-being and builds social equity while reducing environmental risks and scarcities.

Check out Environment and Climate Change Canada's video that introduces what a circular economy is.

The Challenge

Limited resource availability and reliance on urban centres for supplies and skilled workers leads to a lack of investment in local rural and remote communities. Rural and remote communities across Northern Ontario need the infrastructure for a localized solution that allows for money to be kept in the local economy, creates more local jobs, and allows for greater sovereignty.

By building a circular green economy, we can offer an alternative to today's dominant economic model, which exacerbates inequalities, encourages waste, triggers resource scarcities, and generates widespread threats to the environment and human health.

Sustainability Hubs Around the World

Community run sustainability hubs have been established all over the world! We hope to follow in their footsteps and create a localized solution for Northern Ontario. Check out these incredible hubs below:

The Nordic Folkecenter

Ydby, Denmark

The Sustainability Centre

Hampshire, England

New Brunswick Environmental Network

New Brunswick, Ontario

Want to help build the green circular economy?