Green Toolbox--Events--May - June 2013

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

STORMWATER INNOVATION WORKSHOP:  MANAGEMENT AND SOLUTIONS
JUNE 25-27
MIC MAC AMATEUR AQUATIC CLUB, 192 PRINCE ALBERT ROAD, DARTMOUTH
COST:  $45

Clean Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Ecology Action Center and Nova Scotia Environment, is hosting a stormwater workshop entitled NS SWIMS - Stormwater Innovation: Management and Solutions.  Workshop topics include implementation of best management practices (BMPs) and low impact development (LID) techniques, costs and benefits of BMPs and LID, stormwater regulations in Nova Scotia and other Canadian jurisdictions, and lessons learned from the implementation of practices and regulations.  The keynote for the event is James Houle of the University of New Hampshire’s Stormwater Center.  This workshop will provide you with access to some of the best and brightest practitioners throughout North America in the stormwater field!

Click here for the workshop agenda.
 
In order to better understand municipal stormwater management issues and to provide a workshop that meets your needs, Clean Nova Scotia has developed a short 10-question, multiple choice and short-answer survey and invites you to take a few minutes to fill it out.   To access the survey, click here.

If you have any questions about the workshop or the survey, please contact Valerie Francella, Water Program Coordinator, Clean Nova Scotia at  420-3473 or .

 

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FUTURES CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 16 – 18
CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY, VERSCHUREN CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Join leaders from across Nova Scotia to explore developing sustainable community energy systems with leadership and innovation. Participants will include business and community leaders, energy companies, consumer organizations, NGO’s, government, policy makers, manufacturers, think tank and investors – all coming together to openly discuss how Nova Scotia can effectively meet its immediate and future energy challenges.

This conference will feature an exciting and diverse slate of speakers from both local and international arenas with expertise in leadership, sustainable energy, community engagement, economic development and culture change.  To review the conference program, clicki here.

Be part of a provincial conversation on:

  • How to advance community energy and environmental stewardship related to electricity
  • How to develop a community-led sustainable energy future
  • Ways to inspire change and share knowledge
  • Emerging best practices for a sustainable energy future

Participation is limited to 150 people so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible. For more information on the conference, click here.

TOWN HALL CHALLENGE

THE TOWN HALL CHALLENGE IS LAUNCHED!

The Town Hall Challenge 20 by ’15 invites all municipalities in Canada to enter their town/city hall to pursue 20 kWh/square foot total energy intensity by the year 2015.  Participating in 20 by '15 is an excellent opportunity for your municipality to gain recognition and make real energy and financial savings.  Town halls are a focal point of our communities, and a great place for municipalities to exhibit their leadership on sustainability.

The Town Hall Challenge’s methodology and targets have been peer reviewed by some of the most respected energy experts in Canada.  The scientific underpinning of the Challenge is explained in the Town Hall Challenge White Paper, which can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you are interested in participating in the Town Hall Challenge, please contact Brian Dundas, .  

PARTICIPATE IN THE ECO-CITY CHALLENGE

The Eco-City Challenge was designed for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) to educate Canadians on the shared benefits of energy conservation to our economy and the environment. Its goal is to capture and reward the energy savings activities that Canadians have undertaken in their homes, and inspire them to do more.
 
By participating in the Eco-City Challenge your municipality could win great prices as well as bragging rights as the biggest energy saver in your province. The contest launched in April and runs until November 2013.

To find out more about the Eco-City Challenge, click here,  or contact Andrea March, Green Living Enterprises at .