Green Toolbox - Events & Awards - December 2012

EVENTS & AWARDS

MUNICIPAL ADAPTATION PLANNING WEBINAR SERIES CONTINUES

Join leading climate change adaptation experts from across Canada for a series of informative and educational webinars on best practices and novel approaches to the completion of the Municipal Climate Change Action Plan (MCCAP). This adaptation webinar series provides a supplementary training opportunity on the steps from the MCCAP guide.

Webinar Three: Developing & evaluating adaptation options
Wednesday, January 16, 1 – 2 pm

Case studies in municipalities’ ways of evaluating and selecting adaptation options. This webinar will highlight how to respond to impacts and climate risks of interest to NS municipalities.

 

Webinar Four: Implementation & monitoring
Wednesday, February 13, 1 – 2 pm

This webinar will showcase examples of adaptive management approaches for climate adaptation, including approaches to implementation and monitoring of climate change action planning.

To register for the webinar series, please click here.

This adaptation outreach and education webinar series is made possible through the financial assistance of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment Adaptation Fund and with the support of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

NOVA SCOTIA MOVES:  A GRANT PROGRAM TO SUPPORT LOCALLY-BASED SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVES
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  DECEMBER 21 AT NOON

The Province recently announced the launch of Nova Scotia Moves, a grant program to support locally-based sustainable transportation initiatives. This program is one of the actions intended to support the forthcoming Sustainable Transportation Strategy, and more importantly, to help support the work happening in municipalities and communities on sustainable transportation.

An application form and program description can be requested by e-mail or found on Department of Energy’s website. The deadline for the pilot round is Dec 21 at noon.  A second call for applications is planned for early 2013, so you are encouraged to consider projects for this round as well as the next round, should you need more time.

If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas, you are welcome (and encouraged) to contact: Julia Sable, Policy Analyst | Sustainable and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy by telephone (902-424-8090) or email ().

 

CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOPS FOR MUNICIPALITIES
FEBRUARY 7 IN BIBLE HILL
FEBRUARY 13 IN ANNAPOLIS ROYAL

The Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) is hosting one-day climate change workshops to assist municipalities with the development of their Municipal Climate Change Action Plans. The workshops will entail hands-on exercises to demonstrate approaches for assessing and ranking hazards and impacts, supported by focused discussion and the assistance of subject experts.

For more information or to register, please contact Anne Warburton at: .

 

FCM ‘S 2013 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 13-15
CAESARS WINDSOR, WINDSOR ESSEX, ON

Hundreds of cities and communities across Canada are leading the charge towards local sustainability and the shift to a green economy. Every year, they come together to share their experiences and discuss the latest strategies for sustainable community development.  Be part of this exciting forum for municipal sustainability champions and attend the 2013 Sustainable Communities Conference hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

This year's conference theme, Building Blocks for the Next Generation, focuses on best practices in sustainable development from a wide range of Canadian communities and regions, and highlights innovative projects. Sustainable communities are built upon sustainable infrastructure, including high-efficiency facilities; leadership to envision and implement change; the skills to manage physical and human assets; and a willingness to test and develop new technologies.

For more information, click here.

 

DOCTORS NOVA SCOTIA STRIVE AWARD
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  JANUARY 18

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Doctors Nova Scotia Strive Award, given annually to a Nova Scotia community groups making innovative and strategic actions to support and promote health.  This year’s award recipient will be given a $10,000 grant to spend on advancing health promotion initiatives in their community.

The application deadline for the 2013 Strive Award is Friday, Jan. 18 at midnight.  For more information, visit Doctors Nova Scotia.Doctors Nova Scotia Strive Award