On Friday, York University announced it is working with Nottawasaga Futures and the South Simcoe Economic Alliance to create the South Simcoe Green Economy Transition Centre for innovative research and training in Innisfil's New Town Hall. The centre, open to the public, will provide local businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and residents with free tools for the transition to a 'green' economy.
Over the next three years, the centre will open and expand its programs to provide workshops, seminars and online webinars, education services, and databases containing 'green' best practice information and resources.
"It'll be a place where a business owner or homeowner can enter, and get information," said David Phipps, director of York's Office of Research Services. "We'll understand the information needs the business owner has, and then try to find that. We'll find the best information to help meet that need. The centre is a meeting place, where people can come and have multiple voices."
More details about the project are expected in March 2010.
Published with files courtesy of the Innisfil Scope.