Connecting People, Ideas and Communities

We are all about connecting. One of the best ways of connecting is through organizations that dedicate themselves to various aspects of sustainability and community health. We value the work of these organizations as a core part of what we do, and support them as much as we can. This includes sitting on the board, being a facilitation partner, authoring reports, speaking to members or being on the advisory board.

The following are organizations we are a part of: 

QUEST

QUEST QUEST is the leader developing Smart Energy Communities that improve energy efficiency, enhance reliability, cut costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  As a Senior Advisor, Karen Farbridge contributes to the development of Smart Energy Communities by advancing innovative practices and projects, delivering support services, and contributing time for the purposes of broader knowledge exchange and mentoring.  

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Community Energy Knowledge and Action Partnership

Community Energy Knowledge - Action Partnership CEKAP is a partnership of Canadian universities, local and regional governance partners and civil society organization with a shared interest in the successful implementation of community energy plans.  Karen Farbridge & Associates is a Facilitation Partner.  

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Columbia Institute

Columbia Institute The Columbia Institute is an independent public policy think tank.  Their Centre for Civic Governance supports community leadership to meet today's social and environmental challenges.  As a Columbia Institute Associate, Karen contributes to the research agenda of the Centre for Civic Governance. Karen was the lead author on Top Asks for Climate Action: Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities and the...

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Sustainable Energy Initiative

Sustainable Energy Initiative The Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University builds and strengthens research, education and skills for students and professionals in energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy sources and community energy planning.  As an Adjunct Professor and member of the SEI, Karen has taught a graduate course in Community, Energy and Planning...

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Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Canadian Index of Wellbeing The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) measures the wellbeing of Canadians to support evidence-based policy making.  Karen serves on the advisory board of the CIW.  

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Women for Nature

Women for Nature Women for Nature is a collaboration of 150 professional women to protect Canada's natural heritage and inspire young leaders for nature.  Read an interview with Women for Nature Member, Karen Farbridge.  

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