Green Toolbox--Events

LIVING SHORELINES: AN APPLIED WORKSHOP ON COASTAL EROSION
MARCH 18 FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM
BEST WESTERN HOTEL, TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA
The Ecology Action Centre invites you to attend “Living Shorelines: An Applied Workshop on Coastal Erosion” on March 18th in Truro. This workshop is intended to help practitioners (contractors, landscapers, coastal land owners, planners, and regulatory agencies, municipal staff and councilors) learn new approaches to managing coastal erosion. The workshop will showcase conditions along Nova Scotia's Northumberland Shore; however, participants working or living in other parts of the province will find the workshop relevant.

 As the rate of coastal change increases in many parts of Nova Scotia, landowners, municipalities, and government agencies are facing difficult decisions on how to best manage these changes. This workshop will explore alternative 'living shorelines' approaches to managing erosion that are being used locally and elsewhere in North America. Workshop topics will include:

  • Coastal processes in the Northumberland Strait
  • Climate change projections for the area
  • Current use and impacts of shoreline hardening approaches
  • Living Shorelines’ principles, approaches and case studies

For further information, please contact Courtney Steeves, at .

 

2013 RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCE:  STORAGERenewable Energy
April 16 & 17, 2013
World Trade & Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Storage is the theme of this year's RenewableEnergy Conference, which will explore new concepts being designed to help renewable energy become a more competitive and sustainable supply for consumers. Many wind and solar energy developers are courting the latest technologies, including pump storage utilizing underwater ballons or underground caverns, but what's next? What challenges will these new technologies face when aligning with existing infrastructure? Is storage truly the "missing link" to developing renewable energy projects? In addition to the conference sessions, delegates have the opportunity to visit the exhibit showcase to view the latest in products and services relating to renewable energy supply.

For more information, contact Alberte LeBlanc at (902) 454-4714 or

 

SPECIES AT RISK RECOVERY IN ATLANTIC CANADA: BEST PRACTICES, COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES, & TECHNIQUES THAT WORK FOR STEWARDSHIP 
MAY 15 & 16 IN WOLFVILLE
The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute is hosting a meeting to strengthen the species at risk stewardship community in Atlantic Canada. If you work with species at risk, habitat stewardship, or human dimensions of conservation, you are encouraged to attend.  Key workshop topics include:

  • Using new tools for stewardship
  • Connecting science and stewardship for recovery
  • How to effectively communicate science
  • How to work with volunteers and collaborate with groups

For more information, contact:  or visit  www.merseytobeatic.ca/.  The Workshop registration is $50.