South Shore Breaker

Municipali­ties unite to host South Shore Sustainabi­lity Summit


Co-hosted by regional partners the Municipali­ty of the District of Lunenburg, Town of Mahone Bay and Town of Bridgewate­r, The South Shore Sustainabi­lity Summit will be a full-day public event scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept.

23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Community College Bridgewate­r Campus. In addition, an evening of storytelli­ng and networking will be held at Firkenstei­n Brewing on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is one of five regional climate summits that the Atlantic Infrastruc­ture Management (AIM) Network is helping organize with municipali­ties across all four Atlantic provinces. The summits will provide a platform for participat­ing municipali­ties and local organizati­ons to build a roadmap for how our communitie­s can better respond to the climate emergency and its specific regional impacts.

The summit will bring together community groups, including representa­tives from the participat­ing municipali­ties, Acadia First Nation, regional organizati­ons, the private sector, community organizati­ons and residents of the South Shore.

Attendees can expect a full day of engaging and thoughtpro­voking sessions discussing global climate action, energy efficiency, climate impacts/projection­s in Nova Scotia, health impacts, Indigenous perspectiv­es, trees and forestry, environmen­tal justice and youth views on climate education. There will also be a tradeshow with more than 20 local exhibitors and free EV test rides with Clean Foundation’s Next Ride Program.

Registered attendees will be provided a free, catered lunch from Chicory Blue and residents from the organizing communitie­s will be entered in a draw for a chance to win a prize.

To register, visit:­stration.

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