Colin co-founded Better Current to help make renewable energy accessible to people and companies looking to transition to clean energy. The company has supported numerous projects to incorporate solar and battery technology, including power for events, pop-up offices, greenhouses, remote charging hubs and EV charging stations. The company also has a business line renting solar phone charging stations (BetterRecharge) and launched a consumer solar charger (Jenni). Colin continues to work with individuals and companies exploring the inclusion of renewable energy into practise.
Project Electric Vehicle around Africa (EVA) will see world-renowned Toronto explorer Mario Rigby travel around the continent to show the world how renewable energy can benefit communities in Africa and globally, all while driving an electric vehicle. The expedition will deliver a strong message through a documentary series in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to reach clean energy target by 2030. As Partnership & Renewable Energy Advisor, Colin is working with partners to get involved with the project. Check out our newly minted sponsorship deck, thanks to the amazing design work of Cary Laudadio.
Remote solar charging hubs designed for shipment and local assembly to support the growth of sustainable transportation and off-grid communities.
More coming soon…
Transitioning to clean energy means making solar accessible and top of mind. Colin helps clients make solar phone charging stations available with Better ReCharge stations. Charging stations can be found at music festivals, conferences and events providing unique branding platforms, as well as permanent custom installations.
On-the-go charging & branding that's renewable.
Colin led the marketing & product team to launch Jenni on Indiegogo. With support from an exceptional team, cinematographers, designers and advisors, Colin was able to launch this smart energy storage product in Spring of 2017. The campaign did not reach its ambitious goal to pre-sell 500 units, however the team did validate consumer interest (100 units were pre-sold). Jenni awaits the resources to manufacture further, and is currently on-hold.
Full Cup Coffee
Concept: Born from Colin's enthusiasm for outdoor sporting events, coffee and renewable energy, Full Cup Coffee is an idea to brew socially responsible and renewable coffee beans from the power of the sun. Working with a design team, Colin developed the concept and pitched it to an EV manufacturer who liked the idea. He even operated a coffee stand for a season at weekend triathlons in southern Ontario to learn the mobile coffee business.
Power for the mobile business.
Concept: Piloted at Evergreen Brick Works, Colin collaborated with a team of OCAD students to create small landscape designs to take advantage of unused spaces in urban environments.
Bringing green space back to cities one square foot at a time.
Fit, Fresh & Clean
Fit, Fresh & Clean was a lifestyle site committed to clean living created by the talented Kate Daley. Aside from being her husband, Colin created and continues to support Kate with her personal site design. However, most of their free time is currently spent raising their two amazing daughters in Toronto.
From 2013 - 2015, Colin trained with some of the best coaches in Ontario, including Ming Chang, to compete as an elite triathlete. Colin was fortunate to travel to competitions in the US, UK & Morocco, as well as across Canada. His favourite race is the Escape from Alcatraz, and continues to swim, bike and run today. With the support from talented cinematographers, Cam Roden & James Arthurs, this video was created. Kate (wife) & Colin have signed up for the 2019 Victoria, BC 70.3 Half Ironman.
COLIN CAMPBELL TRIATHLETE
In 2010, Colin co-found Del Active Sports Camp, to offer an affordable camp alternative in the downtown core. Colin initiated Del Active Day, an initiative to involve other inner-city camps to enjoy the amazing facilities Del Active campers were privileged with. The camp continues its growth today, alongside good friend, co-founder and Guidance Counsellor, David Stratton.
Stay active, stay healthy.
In 2009, Colin cycled from Toronto to Halifax, where he received his Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. Colin’s Hydro Heroes expedition was to raise awareness for world water issues. Working with designers to create the logo and website (which is no longer active), and a team of friends from university, Colin organized this fund raising initiative with Canadian Feed the Children. He went on to be a youth leader at the World Water Forum in Istanbul, and continues to support water related causes via Kiva and other communities/initiatives.
Be a responsible water role model to the world.
Rawlings is a transparency-focused social media platform, eliminating bot account influence and helping users decipher the integrity of content.
Transparency and trust are inherent of the blockchain; any contributions on Rawlings will be judged by a set of your peers, any interaction creates a permanent record. In beta at present, this platform will help create a better, more informed internet.
Colin is supporting the very talented technical Rawlings team launch this new blockchain social media and content curating platform.