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Sustainable Energy

SWITCH is a network of businesses, research and educational institutions, public sector participants, energy professionals, students and community volunteers dedicated to making Southeastern Ontario a leading centre in sustainable energy.


WELCOME to newly elected SWITCH Board Member Ian Arthur, and re-elected Board Members Shannon Claggett and Spencer Kelly. For more information, visit our Board of Directors and Staff page.

Upcoming Events- no SWITCH meeting 1st FRIDAY in Sept.  

Join us at St. Lawrence College for a special Event. 

To kick off local support of International climate efforts Sept. 20th - 27th,  we are not holding our regular monthly event on the first Friday of the month but on Friday September 20th, 2019.  


Dianne Saxe

Climate and Carbon Pricing 

Dianne Saxe is an internationally recognized Canadian lawyer, rated among the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world.

Known for her role as an activist and her work in government and private practice, she was appointed to the position of Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in 2015. The Doug Ford government, elected in June 2018, announced  on 15 November 2018 that this position would be abolished and its functions divided between the Auditor General and the Minister of Environment.

1st talk in Kingston on Climate and Carbon: 

  • climate and carbon pricing,

  • how the previous cap and trade program functioned, 

  • the new federal program and outcomes. 

This free event is supported by SWITCH members.

Please register to attend.

On the registration page you have the opportunity to submit a question for Dianne Saxe.


Improving our local economies by adopting sustainable energy practices that foster both economic health and the health of its population.

To benefit the quality of life for all who live, work and visit, we:

Inform the public on programs, policies and investments that support sustainable energy development.

Sustain our community for long term prosperity as it trends to net zero energy impact.

Meet and connect:Through SWITCH open monthly meetings we connect community partners to leverage common resources for the benefit of all.  We are a strong network of interested private and public institutions and individual members representing all facets of the sustainable energy community. 

Deliver knowledge of sustainable energy resources available to the community and participate in program delivery with partners.

Tel: 613.417.0339
Email: info@switchontario.ca

Contact SWITCH:

SWITCH Ontario
115-945 Princess Street,
Kingston, ON
K7L 0E9

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