After months of development, planning and renovations reThink Green will officially launch The Forge this month, a new co-working space in downtown Sudbury.
reThink Green has been sharing space since 2009 when it launched the Environmental Resource Centre, a community space where green groups could meet, organize, and collaborate. The Forge is a natural extension of this commitment to sharing space and resources for environmental and social impact.
The Forge offers a variety of workplace options: private offices, private desks, “hot desks” (first come, first serve desk space), and use of a fully-equipped boardroom. The Forge also features a common area where clients – called residents — can relax with a beverage from the coffee bar and chat with other co-workers.
A consulting firm has already rented a private office in The Forge and various individuals and groups are currently exploring residency in the remaining space.
While anyone can apply for residency in The Forge, reThink Green prioritizes applications from individuals and groups with environmental or social goals that align with its vision of a community continuously striving toward true sustainability. That vision is reflected in the physical design of The Forge: renovations include sustainably harvested cork floors, recycled furniture and building materials, and Interface carpet tiles.
The Forge was developed with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation. You can keep up with progress at The Forge by visiting reThink Green’s website and by following it on Facebook and Twitter.