CCEDNet member Aki Energy‘s Alternative Energy and Food Sovereignty National Conference and Tradeshow: Traditional Solutions to Modern Challenges will take place March 17-19, 2015 at The Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The event will profile successful business models from Manitoba and across Canada, with a special focus on the growing role of social enterprise business in driving Canada’s green economy.
“First Nations are leaders in growing green economies of the future,” says Darcy Wood, Executive Director at Aki Energy, “they will create local jobs and healthy communities.”
The program will be of interest to Chief and Council, Housing Directors, Economic Development Offices, Financial Officers, Public Works (Water & Energy), Band Administration, Program Directors, Educators, Community Members and is open to all interested individuals and groups.
Conference highlights will include: learn how Communities are applying Social Enterprise to transform Poverty and Unemployment into Economic Opportunity; network with Industry and Educational Leaders to understand the power existing within your Community; explore practical Alternative Energy Solutions that will save money and create employment; implement sensible financing for investments in efficient and sustainable energy which removes the high upfront cost barriers; discover how creating a community food source can lead to increased health for the Community and its members; realize sustainable solutions that will drive economic development and empower communities.
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About Aki Energy
Aki Energy offers turn-key energy project management that maximizes local economic benefits. The organization works with First Nations to identify cost effective energy options, ranging from solar thermal to biomass and geothermal. What works depends on local priorities and local conditions – Aki Energy will work with you to find the technology that meets your needs.