[Sust-mar] EAC Spec Edition Feb-09: GREEN ECONOMY and EVENTS

Peter Watson pwatson at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat Feb 7 14:06:03 EST 2009

/February 2009 Special Edition/

        Thinking about the GREEN ECONOMY?

The environmental world has been abuzz lately with ideas for ways to 
infuse the economy and also meet our environmental goals. The current 
situation provides a golden opportunity for new directions and creative 
innovations. Check out more on the *green economy* on our website: 
http://www.ecologyaction.ca/content/green-economy, and in the upcoming 
issue of BTI.

If you have any* ideas you'd like to share* regarding ways to green the 
economy, we'd love to hear them. We'll compile a list of suggestions and 
post them on our website.
Is your *membership* due for renewal? Send in your thoughts AND renew 
your membership, and you might *win* a great prize of a recycled record 
Snack Bowl and homemade *cookies*! Click the Join Now 
<http://www.ecologyaction.ca/content/become-member> link on our website 
for more information.


THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 7:30pm, EAC Board Room
Farmers’ Market Investment Cooperative Ltd.
In support of *Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
*Invites EAC friends to an information and Investment Opportunity Session

Come learn how to support this local, sustainable and ethical 
investment. Buy local food and invest in local projects!

    * RRSP or Non-Registered RRSP Investments
    * Up to 60% NS Equity Tax Credits over 15 years (subject to certain
      conditions) - 30% in year one
    * Existing RRSP’s may be transferred in without any new money
    * Potential dividend earnings
    * Keep your RRSP in Nova Scotia

For further investment information, you may contact Richard Peisinger 
rpeisinger at ns.sympatico.ca <mailto:rpeisinger at ns.sympatico.ca>


*Schools/youth groups register at www.taketheroofoffwinter.ca 
<http://www.taketheroofoffwinter.ca> and receive a kit along with 10 
free toques. A partnership of Active & Safe Routes to School of the 
Ecology Action Centre and Take the Roof Off Winter, which promotes 
healthy outdoor winter activity in Nova Scotia.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 6:30 PM: *2009 Scotian Windfields CEDIF* information 
session at the EAC office, Fern Lane. Invest wisely in Nova Scotia's 
future! Support renewable energy at the local level. Staff from Scotian 
Windfields will be on hand to respond to questions.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16th (9.30am - 4.00pm)
****Green Investment in Built Heritage**
Stewardship of the Natural and Built Environments

Co-Sponsored by Ecology Action Centre
and Nova Scotia Historic Places Initiative,
Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage
North Street Church (5657 North Street, Halifax)

Day-long conference focusing on our existing building stock in terms of 
'green' re-construction, energy efficiency, and urban development. With 
a broad reach into the development, heritage, government, and energy 
efficiency sectors, the day is relevant to those who value a low carbon 
future and effective future use of our natural and existing resources.

Lunch and refreshments are provided at no cost. Please bring a mug.
*Speakers**:* Shawna Henderson*,* Bill Hockey , Andrew Powter and Kim 

Register ASAP--space is limited. There is no cost for registration. Info 
& registration, contact: Zak Miller, Ecology Action Centre, 902- 
442-5051, gogreen at ecologyaction.ca


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6pm - Midnight
*Musicians For Farmers: a celebration of local food!* Local food and 
music in support of Heliotrust, an Ecology Action Centre affiliate, 
whose projects include: farmland conservation, sustainable farming 
practices, biodiversity, and conserving and imparting rural wisdom.
www.heliotrust.ca <http://www.heliotrust.ca>

Performers include Caledonia, Erin Costelo, Zumbini Circus, Mary-Grace 
Koile, Alamo Defenders, Grand Sass Parilla and Guest Speaker: Norbert 
Kungl of Selwood Green Organic Farms

$15 includes cover and a delicious locally-sourced meal. Farmers get in 
for free! All Ages Welcome. Tickets at the door.

North Street Church, 5657 North Street
www.ecologyaction.ca <http://www.ecologyaction.ca> and/or 
www.musiciansforfarmers.ca <http://www.musiciansforfarmers.ca>

More info: Jeff Torbert, jeff_torbert at hotmail.com or 902.240.7605


MARCH 3: The EAC partners with Saint Mary's University for Saint Mary's 
University Sustainability Week. *Speaker Dr. Gordon Young* will address 
*water issues* in today's world, and a panel discussion will follow. 
Stay tuned for more info to come.


*VOLUNTEER WITH THE CENTRE* For volunteer opportunities contact Emma 
Boardmanat volunteering at ecologyaction.ca 
<mailto:volunteering at ecologyaction.ca> orfill out a volunteer profile on 
our website.

*EAC MONTHLY MEETINGS* -- all welcome! Our most important work is done 
by people like you. You can get involved just a little -- or a lot. Call 
us, dropby the office, or drop in on a meeting at the EAC, 2705 Fern 
Lane, Halifax.

*COASTAL ISSUES*: last Thursday of each month, 5:30pm
Jen Graham: (902) 442-5046 / coastal at ecologyaction.ca

*ENERGY:* 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:15pm
Cheryl Ratchford (902) 442-0199 / energy at ecologyaction.ca

*FOOD ACTION: *3rd Monday each month, 5:30pm
Marla MacLeod (902) 442-1077/foodaction at ecologyaction.ca 
<mailto:442-1077/foodaction at ecologyaction.ca>

*MARINE ISSUES: *last Tuesday of each month, 5:30pm
Rob Johnson (902) 446-4840 / marine at ecologyaction.ca

*TRANSPORTATION:* 1st Monday of each month, 5:15pm
Laena Garrison (902) 429-0924 / trax at ecologyaction.ca

*BUILT ENVIRONMENT: *2nd Thursday of each month, 5:30pm
Judy Cookey, builtenvironment at ecologyaction.ca

*WILDERNESS:* 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00pm,
Raymond Plourde 442-5008, wilderness at ecologyaction.ca or Jamie Thompson 
429-1335 / forests at ecologyaction.ca

    * HOME MAINTENANCE – Last Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm
    * EAC WORK PARTIES – Second Saturday of each month, from 10 – 2.
      Call toconfirm: (902) 429-2202 info at ecologyaction.ca
    * MAGAZINE - "BETWEEN THE ISSUES" - call for details (902) 442-0198
      betweentheissues at ecologyaction.ca
      <mailto:betweentheissues at ecologyaction.ca>

Charlene Boyce Young
Development & Outreach Coordinator

Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax NS
B3K 4L3

902.442.0198 (p)
902.405.3716 (f)


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