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Ontario Green Party leader praises Cleantech Commons: “an ideal way to embrace the clean economy”

Ontario Green Party leader, Mike Schreiner, visited Peterborough on July 4 as part of his “Clean and Caring Economy Tour“, which saw Schreiner make 15 stops across Ontario.

L to R: Trent VP Finance & Administration, Kent Stringham; Ontario Green Party leader, Mike Schreiner; Brock Grills; Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill

In Peterborough, Schreiner visited the site of Cleantech Commons at Trent University, where he was accompanied by then federal Peterborough-Kawartha Green Party candidate and community advocate, Brock Grills.

After touring Cleantech Commons, Schreiner told a public audience that Cleantech Commons “is an ideal way to embrace the clean economy“.

The vision for Cleantech Commons is exactly the way we need to go,” Schreiner said.

Good on the City of Peterborough for partnering to make that happen.

In a subsequent opinion piece in the Guelph Mercury Tribune entitled “On the road to a clean and caring economy“, Schreiner wrote: “[In] Peterborough, I toured the future site of Ontario’s first Research and Innovation Park dedicated to the clean-tech industry. Once built, companies will be able to harness the resources of Trent University and Fleming College to develop the low-carbon solutions we need – like retrofitting our homes and buildings, the biggest job creator in the clean economy.

Executive director, Martin Yuill, leads a walking tour of the Cleantech Commons construction site.

According to Grills: “Cleantech Commons is a project that should receive bi-partisan support. If we can get all parties to agree to sustained funding on this project we could really put Peterborough and Trent on the Greentech world map. This initiative is good for all people in Peterborough“.

Cleantech Commons is an 85-acre Research & Technology park currently under development adjacent to the main Peterborough campus of Trent University. The initiative is a partnership between the university and the City of Peterborough.

Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill, told Schreiner’s delegation that “Cleantech Commons lies at the very heart of our community’s strategy to support cleantech research, innovation and entrepreneurship“.

“Cleantech Commons is an ideal way to embrace the clean economy“: Ontario Green Party leader, Mike Schreiner.

Yuill said that the vision for Cleantech Commons is “to be Canada’s premier destination for clean, green, low-carbon and environmental technology research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization”.

Cleantech Commons is designed to be a catalyst for innovation that will bring together big-thinking problem solvers, state-of-the-art resources, facilities & innovation programming to inspire and drive collaboration & next-generation cleantech startups,” Yuill told the visiting delegation.

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