Aaron Thornell is the acting general manager of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative and CoEnergy Co-operative. He is responsible for member and customer relations, marketing and promotion of the Co-ops, as well as the general communications of the organizations. Aaron is committed to supporting and expanding the growth of renewable energy infrastructure in the Ottawa region where he grew up. He is a firm believer in grassroots approaches to achieving positive social and environmental change, reinforced through his studies of Community Development and History at St. Francis Xavier University. He is a former OceanPath Fellow, and currently volunteers with various community organizations towards social and climate justice.