Green Toolbox - News & Resources: July-August, 2012

Municipality Of Guysborough Taking The Lead With Large-scale Wind

The Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG) was awarded one of three contracts under Nova Scotia’s most recent RFP for large-scale wind to develop the 13.8 MW Sable Wind Project near the communities of Canso and Hazel Hill. This is the first large-scale wind farm to be developed by a municipality in Nova Scotia. Work is expected to start on the ground in 2013, with construction being completed and turbines in operation during the 2014 calendar year. The Sable Wind Project is expected to produce enough energy to serve approximately 4,600 homes.

For more information about the project, please visit Sable Wind.

Green Toolbox - Events: July-August, 2012

Switch Open Street Sundays

September 9th From 9 AM To 2 PM

On Sunday, September 9th, a 2km route on the Halifax peninsula will be closed to vehicular traffic and open to walkers, runners, bikers, in-line skaters, strollers, dancers and much more. Inspired by the growing number of successful “open street” type events hosted in cities across the globe, Switch is about promoting healthy and active living, in a fun and festive community-based atmosphere. This will be the first Switch in HRM, with the hope of making it a regular event.

To find out more about Switch Open Street Sundays.

Green Toolbox - For Growing Sustainable Municipalities - July-August, 2012

mapleleafFrom UNSM’s Municipal Sustainability Office July-August 2012

For more information about the initiatives included in the Green Toolbox, please contact Debbie Nielsen, Municipal Sustainability Coordinator at 423-8312 or e-mail: .

Canadian Wind Energy Association says Wind Energy is Safe; Calls for Moratorium would put Significant Clean Energy Investments and Jobs at Risk

Calls for a moratorium on wind energy development pending results of a Health Canada study are not warranted because the balance of scientific and medical evidence to date clearly concludes that sound from wind turbines does not adversely impact human health, says the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).