ABOUT US

The Sustainable Enterprise Alliance, SEA, is a collaboration of businesses, organizations and community leaders in Canada’s National Capital region. SEA supports and encourages those working toward sustainable business practices and is spearheading a local first campaign encouraging citizens of our unique region to not just ‘buy local’ but to ‘be local.’

OUR VISION

To  be  a  powerful  alliance  of  local  enterprises,  acting  locally  and  thinking  globally  to  champion prosperous  and  sustainable  business.

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OUR MISSION

Sustainable Enterprise Alliance acts as a network for local businesses operating in the National Capital Region  by:
  • Thinking local first and promoting a local living economy
  • Encouraging businesses to balance people, planet and profit
  • Nurturing collaboration and engagement

The Sustainble Enterprise Alliance is coordinated by a volunteer Steering Committee with a rotating chair.

The Sustainble Enterprise Alliance incorporated in 2016 after 6 years of existence as an informal volunteer group.  The Steering Committee is now a Board of Directors, working with our membership and staff and volunteers to deliver our shared mission and vision for a greener, more vibrant community.

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Prasanna Siva

 Board Chariperson
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Prasanna Siva is a co-founder of the Sustainable Enterprise Alliance. It was an idea inspired by the professors at Algonquin College’s Green Business Management Program. He leads a double life balancing his engineering day-job with his interest and deep belief in helping individuals and organizations walk down the road to sustainability. Technical expertise ranges from energy audits, software design, circuit design, test as well as quality assurance. He was a partner at MojaveNorth.com a software design firm specializing in class management and scheduling software.

Through his over fifteen years of managing complex projects he is able to clearly define milestones and lead teams to achieve business and technical project targets. He is a quick study who welcomes new opportunities and challenges.

He also is a teen-youth facilitator at the a local spiritual and religious centre as well as audio engineer and go-to person when things need to get done.

Patrick Renshaw

Architectural Representative, StonCor Group
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Patrick Renshaw has been a member of SEA since 2011 representing the construction industry through his involvement with a number of design-build and construction material distribution businesses.  As a Civil Engineer and Sales Professional, Patrick has more than 20 years experience in business development, and advising companies entering the Canadian market.

Patrick has a strong interest in the rapidly evolving field of sustainability in the built environment.  Through his work as the Architecture & Engineering Representative for StonCor Group in Eastern Ontario, Patrick works with architects, engineers and builders to create homes, buildings and infrastructure that contribute to the wellbeing of people, as well as the health of society and the environment as a whole.

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Guy Souliere

Guytel.ca / EcoAce
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Guy Souliere is a bilingual executive entrepreneur and technician with over 35 years experience in telecommunications and business sales. He is an expert at providing hands on service catered to specific needs. A self-starter, Guy began in retail and small business, he then diversified his portfolio with government telecom service and procurement, and creating a waste diversion initiatives.

As president of GuyTel , Guy works tirelessly to create a business culture for sustainable, continuous improvement and blurring the lines of fun and work. Dedicated to personal growth to teach lean and inspire, Guy is always looking for new learning experiences to help better serve his clients, community and environment.

Guy is community minded, focused on improving and giving back to his neighbourhood. It’s this drive to improve and give back to his community is, in part, what inspired the creation of the Sustainable Enterprise Alliance.  Professors at Algonquin College connected him with other, like-minded students in the Green Business Management Program. Guy is also a key participant of the Biodome initiative at Brewer Park Community Garden aimed at encouraging learning and inspiring collaborative study.

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Kristina Inrig

Treasurer
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Kristina Elizabeth Inrig is the Founder of Sustainable Foundation Inc (www.sustainablefoundations.ca), a green real estate and investment firm in Ottawa that promotes sustainable investing opportunities and sustainability consulting. She has extensive experience in green business and green finance. She also heads up GreenBooks, a bookkeeping social enterprise that supports sustainability initiatives in Ottawa. Kristina has worked extensively in the sustainability non-profit sector for the past 15 years. She is the Executive Director of Sustainable Eastern Ontario (www.SustainableEasternOntario.ca) and founder of the National Capital Environmental Nonprofit Network. She is the past Executive Director of Tucker House and past National Director of Greening Sacred Spaces, a program of Faith & the Common Good. Her main non-profit roles include NGO management, capacity-building, networking, partnership development, financial management, fundraising, and governance. Kristina is currently completing her Master’s in Philanthropy and Non-profit Leadership (MPNL) at Carleton University.

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Rose Fisher

Local First Coordinator
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 Originally from Nova Scotia, Rose moved to Ottawa to take on the role of Local First Sustainability Coordinator for SEA. Rose completed her Bachelor of Agriculture at Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia. A firm believer in the benefits of international experience, she completed a second Bachelor in International Business from CAH Vilentum in Dronten, Netherlands. Rose has specialized in food business: how it’s produced, marketed and moved around the world. Her area of expertise is international development and food marketing, with a strong focus on food ethics. Her desire for unique learning experiences have taken her around the world, from shrimp exporting in Southern Mexico, to food safety programming in Turkey. Rose recently completed an advanced diploma in Public Relations from NSCC in Halifax.

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Katherine Forsher

Key Volunteer
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Katherine Forster works in the burgeoning field of urban ecology both through her position at Faith & The Common Good and the Ottawa Chapter’s Faith Community Outdoor Greening program (www.faithcommongood.org) and as an entrepreneur through her local business Wild. Here. (www.wildhere.ca).  Wild. Here. provides resources, tools and stories to help those living in cities connect with nature in their neighbourhood.  Prior to her current endeavours, she was one of the co-founders of Ottawa Urban Wild Tours (2011 – 2012), led Petrie Island’s Native Flora Program (2014 – 2015) and co-organized Ottawa’s Native Plant Garden Days event (2015).
 
In volunteering with the Sustainable Enterprise Alliance, she hopes to help Ottawa businesses become champions for healthy and sustainable communities, ecosystems and economies.
  • Appleseed Farms
  • Aurora Environmental Consulting
  • BTC Consulting
  • BuildGreen Solutions
  • Cara MacMillan MBA
  • Carbon Solve Inc.
  • Cognivue Corporation
  • Chuck Mills Residential Design & Development Inc.
  • Credible Edibles
  • Cube Gallery
  • David Chernushenko – Green Economy Educator
  • Eco-Source
  • Emile Péloquin, Fruits et Légumes Biologiques
  • Everything Music & DJ Services
  • EvolvHealth Ottawa
  • Exit Realty – Moving To Green Services
  • Five Winds International
  • Guytel Services Inc.
  • Greenvolution Inc.
  • Green Strokes Painting
  • Harun Rashid Green Business Consulting
  • Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport
  • Homestead Organics
  • iSolara Solar Power
  • Jennifer Shepherd
  • Living Lightly Productions, Green & Gold Inc.
  • Loaves N Wishes
  • Mihai Sarbu
  • MojaveNorth Inc.
  • Moneca Kaiser Design Build
  • M.P. Lundy Construction
  • Natural Food Pantry
  • Neil Minshall Advertising & Designworks
  • Organically Gifted Inc.
  • Rainbow Natural Foods
  • Real Alternatives Inc.
  • RND Construction Ltd.
  • Rockhurst Careers Groups Inc.
  • Schroder Consulting
  • Stratos
  • Sustainable Behaviours Inc.
  • Sustainable Foundations Inc.
  • The Collective Conscience
  • The Delphi Group
  • The Healthiest Home Inc.
  • The Learning Catalyst
  • The Worm Factory
  • Thyme & Again Creative Catering
  • Wisdom Works Wonders
  • Workshop Studio & Boutique