Julia Zeeman

Julia Zeeman

President at Sustainability Ontario Community Energy Coop

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Business Developments Associate - Indigenous Careers

Communications Assistant - Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative


Masters - Environmental Studies , York University

bachelor's degree - honours economics and international development , 

combined honors degree - International Development Studies and Economics , Dalhousie University

diploma - Business , York University

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Smart Prosperity Leaders' Initiative

Julia Zeeman, President, Sustainability Ontario Community Energy Cooperative

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Julia Zeeman applies innovative business models for sustainable energy transitions fostering community inspired by renewable energy.
After receiving a bachelor's degree honours economics and international development Julia worked for many Community Power Co-ops getting her first break at a solar company in 2012. In Studio Y, Julia collaborated with the Advanced Energy Center and Hydro One on Microgrids for Smart Growth - Pelee Island project that resulted in the proceeding of a Municipal Energy Plan for the Township of Pelee. During Studio Y, Julia was awarded 9# Top 25 Environmentalist under 25 for her leadership in the community power sector. Currently, Julia is the business developments associate for Indigenous Careers in Renewable Energy at TREC Education, creating employment opportunities for program participants in the wind energy sector. Julia is currently a master's candidate in Environmental Studies and Business writing her thesis on Emerging Business Models for Local Distribution Companies.

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Communications Assistant: Julia Zeeman
Julia Zeeman Communications Assistant- Julia Zeeman As Communications Assistant, Julia provides general communications and administration support to the TREC office, and to the Federation of Community Power Co-operatives. She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 with a combined honors degree in International Development Studies and Economics. Since graduation, Julia was a logistical coordinator for the Toronto PowerShift group that resulted in bringing over 100 participants from Toronto to the National PowerShift conference that took place in Ottawa. Julia has also worked at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities assisting with the 10th annual Cities Alive Conference and The Grey to Green Conference; a conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure. Julia has also had experience working with Ontario Solar Provider Inc. during the months of FIT 2.0. Julia has an understanding of the limitation and constrains of the renewable energy market in Ontario, but she is determined for renewable energy to become part of mainstream culture in Canada. In her spare time she enjoys biking and attending to her garden plot.

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