Sustainable Energy Initiative

Established by York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies, SEI builds and strengthens research, education and skills for students and professionals in energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy sources and community energy planning. SEI’s Dr. José Etcheverry has been instrumental in guiding Oxford County’s 100% renewable energy initiative. Visit the SEI website for more information.

Renewable Cities

Renewable Cities supports municipalities in making the transition to 100% renewable energy. Renewable Cities aims to accelerate the adoption of 100% renewable energy within cities globally and recognizes that an integrated approach to energy efficiency and urban design is required.

Global 100%RE

Global 100%RE is the first global initiative that advocates 100% renewable energy. Its goal is to initiate dialogue about 100% RE, build capacity and educate policymakers about the opportunities, case studies and stories that are happening all over the world. For this purpose the campaign aims to establish a global network of 100% RE regions. To learn more visit the Global 100%RE website.

Smart Energy Oxford Members

Smart Energy Oxford comprises a wide spectrum of community, business, and government interest and expertise as necessary to achieve Oxford’s 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 commitment.

Name Affiliation

Patrick Darby (Chair)   
Trevor Birtch
Art Gibson
Murray Logan
Jurgen van Dijken
Nik Van Haeren
Melissa Abercrombie
David Mayberry
Don McKay
David Creery
Peter Crockett
Chris Marion
Chris White
Doug Yates
Jerry Lacina

Senior Associate, Senior Engineer, Energy Management Solutions, WalterFedy  
Mayor, City of Woodstock
Former employee, Ministry of Trades, Colleges & Universities
Sales Representative, Faromor Ltd.
Manager, Electromobility, Arnjen Solar
President, Enerworks Solar Heating & Cooling
Roads & Facilities Manager, Oxford County
Warden, Oxford County / Mayor, South-West Oxford
Mayor, East Zorra-Tavistock
CAO, City of Woodstock
CAO, Oxford County
Capital Projects Coordinator, Woodstock General Hospital
President, ERTH Corporation
Director, Environment and Energy, General Motors
Account Executive, Union Gas

Future Oxford


Future Oxford: A Community Sustainability Plan presents a vision, as well as supporting tools, for meeting the community’s needs today without compromising the future. It embraces the importance of managing human (community), natural (environmental) and financial (economic) resources through 70 actions arrived at through extensive community consultation. Community perspectives have painted a picture of Oxford that emphasizes accessibility, education and creativity, as well as a growing sustainable economy and a community that is a leader in environmental action. To learn more visit