Green Toolbox--Events--February 2014


MANAGING YOUR FLEET FOR FUEL EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, FROM 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
BEST WESTERN PLUS GLENGARRY, 150 WILLOW ST., TRURO

Clean Nova Scotia would like to invite you to a free workshop to learn about options and strategies for managing your fleet vehicles.  In this workshop, you will learn about solutions to optimize your fleets’ fuel efficiency, discuss hot topics and network with fellow fleet managers.  Presentations will be provided on:

  1. GRIP Idle Management System -- Designed for any vehicle that needs to idle in order to maintain climate control, run a mobile office, or power equipment; learn about the equipment, installation process, cost, and benefits of this system to reduce unnecessary idling
  2. Vehicle propane conversion – To learn about the conversion process, cost, vehicle performance, and refueling options for converting your gas- and diesel-powered vehicles to also run on propane (a 2013 Dodge Charger that has been converted will be on hand to view)

If interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP by March 10th.  For more information, contact:  Geoff McCain, Transportation Coordinator, Clean Nova Scotia by email () or telephone (420-7943). 


MANAGING YOUR FLEET FOR FUEL EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, FROM 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
BEST WESTERN PLUS GLENGARRY, 150 WILLOW ST., TRURO

You are invited to attend the Government of Nova Scotia’s 2nd annual forum on water management on March 21st in the Riverview Room of Jenkins Hall at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture Campus in Truro.  This one-day session will provide an opportunity for federal, provincial and municipal employees involved with water management to learn about new initiatives, better understand challenges and seek out opportunities for collaboration.  

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required for logistical planning. To register, please contact Tracey Medynski at by March 14th.

3RD ATLANTIC CANADA WATER SYMPOSIUM & FORUM
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014DALHOUSIE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE CAMPUS, TRURO

This symposium and planning forum aims to bring together leading practitioners, scholars and stewards of watershed management, and water resource planning and protection from across Atlantic Canada.  Participants will learn about new developments in the field and have opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas relating to watershed management in the region.  Click here to learn more about this event..

There is no charge to attend the symposium, but registration is required for logistical planning. To register, please send a message to: .

Globe 2014 PictureGLOBE 2014 – BUSINESS & THE ENVIRONMENT
MARCH 26-28, 2014
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

Held every two years since 1990, the GLOBE™ Series of Conferences and Trade Fairs are North America’s largest international gatherings of senior representatives from the public, private and NGO sectors involved in the business of the environment.  Government decision-makers, corporate executives, and environmental technology innovators engage in high-level dialogues about pressing environmental issue, such as corporate sustainability, climate change and carbon management, energy, finance, and building better cities.

Well recognized as the world’s most influential and prestigious international environment industry event series, GLOBE brings people together to discuss current trends and to showcase innovative technology solutions for the world’s environmental problems. Every two years, over 10,000 participants from 80 countries gather in Vancouver, generating over $400 million in new environmental business.

For more information, click here.

RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCE 2014
APRIL 15 & 16TH, 2014
WORLD TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE, HALIFAX

Join in as the 9th annual Renewable Energy Conference as it fosters the role partnering can play to develop better solutions for renewable energy initiatives in Nova Scotia.  The conference promises to deliver audience interaction with industry guests, as participants network with municipalities, institutions, renewable energy producers, developers, utilities, suppliers, investors & lenders, associations and governments!

Click here for more information or to register, or contact Dawn Moxsom at 830-8459.

Nova Scotia Energy RD ConferenceNOVA SCOTIA ENERGY R&D CONFERENCE 2014
MAY 21 – 22
WORLD TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE, HALIFAX

Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy are pleased to be hosting the 2014 Nova Scotia Energy R&D Conference in Halifax from May 21 – 22. The Nova Scotia Energy R&D Conference represents the largest and most significant event of the year for Canada’s marine renewable energy and oil & gas sectors.

For more information or to register, click here

COASTAL ZONE CANADA 2014, "OUR COASTS: LEGACIES AND FUTURES"
JUNE 15-19, 2014
WORLD TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE, HALIFAX,

The Coastal Zone Canada (CZC) 2014 Conference is back in Halifax — 20 years after its inaugural meeting in the same venue in 1994. The biennial CZC conferences have brought together experts and interested individuals to share ideas and lessons learned in an attempt to better understand and respond to the challenges facing our coastal resources and communities. While progress has been made there remains much work to do.

The CZC 2014 Conference theme, Our Coasts: Legacies and Futures, offers the opportunity to take a critical look at what has been accomplished in coastal zone management and what lies ahead. At a time when coastal zones in Canada and globally are facing unprecedented use as well as impacts from climate change, the collaborations between communities, government agencies and the private sector are becoming ever more important. The complexity of coastal ecosystems necessitates a complex policy and management structure.

For more information or to register, click here.

NEW REPORT AVAILABLE:  BUILDING RESILIENCE: INTEGRATING CLIMATE AND DISASTER RISK INTO DEVELOPMENT

The World Bank recently released a report which presents its experience in climate and disaster-resilient development.  The report includes case studies on mainstreaming, risk identification, risk reduction, preparedness, financial and social protection, resilient reconstruction and costs.  It also aims to contribute to discussions on loss and damage.

To view a copy of the report, click here.

INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT ENERGY ASSOCIATION RELEASES CANADIAN GUIDEBOOK FOR COMMUNITY ENERGY PANNING

The latest publication from the International District Energy Association (IDEA) aims to support mayors, planners, community leaders, the development community and economic development officials who are interested in planning more resilient urban energy infrastructure, driving the community energy planning process and implementing district energy systems in communities across Canada.  The guidebook is designed to equip key decision-makers with the knowledge and understanding to make confident and informed decisions on energy, environmental and economic matters that are relevant to local energy implementation.

To download a copy of the guidebook, click here.