The How and Why of Hosting

Why Host?
There are a number of benefits to hosting your own event. You’ll not only be promoting yourself, but promoting sustainable initiatives in your own community. As a trail blazer in the relatively small but growing sustainable energy industry, you have already helped Alberta become the green energy powerhouse that it should be, but by hosting an event you can show your neighbours just how easy it is to be green. Still unsure? Then take our 1 minute quiz: Read more...

  • Have you done energy efficiency upgrades to your home or company?
  • Are you part of a renewable energy cooperative?
  • Do you work for a developer or manufacturer in your local community?
  • Has your municipality taken the lead supporting renewable energy projects?
  • Are you are farmer turning poop into power or harvesting the sun or wind?
  • Are you part of a First Nations community that is working with Mother Earth?
  • A member of a congregation doing godly green projects?
  • Or someone else involved in a sustainable energy initiative?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us and help raise awareness, understanding and support for sustainable energy by providing people with the opportunity to visit, see, touch and talk about the projects in their backyard.

How We’ll Help:
DEC works year-round to find the best partners and the most diverse event hosts. Event hosts and attendees participate in GEDO free of charge.

With the support of our partners and OSEA, a complete package of materials and services is available to help our host organizers create the best possible events in their communities. Stay tuned as we fill out the exact hosting package, but here are some resources that will be included: Read more...

  • A comprehensive guide for organizing their event
  • Literature and informative brochures for the event, w/ talking points
  • Give-away item(s)
  • Marketing and promotional templates for local newspaper and radio
  • Online resources, information, and Google-mapped event listing on
  • Access to insightful webinars on energy and on how to host your own event
  • Dedicated OSEA operations support
  • An in-depth post-event report on participation and outcomes
If you’re on social media, remember to look for and post content online with the #hashtag #GEDO17. This will be a great way to link up with hosts, partners, and attendees across the province, before, during and after event days, from Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th.

For hosting information and general inquiries, please contact Ana Medina at: or 403-210-5342.