Eco Connects NS Gathering

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We are excited to announce the date and location for the Nova Scotia Environmental Network 2 day gathering “Eco Connects NS”: September 22nd (Friday) and 23rd (Saturday) in Truro, NS, funded by Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage. As Nova Scotians, we are facing increasingly complex times when it comes to protecting, restoring, and managing our diverse ecosystems that sustain our economy and well-being. NSEN is in a stage of reinvigoration and is developing its role as the supporter and convener for people and organisations that promote environmental conservation across Nova Scotia. As part of this effort, we are following up with our government on the unused $350,000 Environmental Trust Fund in Nova Scotia in hopes that we can find a way to make it accessible.

At Eco Connects NS, we aim to build capacity for environmental conservation across Nova Scotia by bringing together diverse stakeholders, celebrating what’s been done, identifying the gaps, and revisiting and building on provincial EGSPA strategies (under themes of Water, Coasts, Forests, and Energy/Climate Change). We are inviting leaders from non-profit organisations, provincial/municipal/federal government, First Nations organisations, researchers, youth, and general public to join in the conversations and participate in reinvigorating the Network and our collective capacity to conserve our environment.

On Friday the 22nd (Glengary Inn), we will have presentations on the EGSPA strategies, networking opportunities, strategy-building sessions, and live Friday evening entertainment in Victoria Park. On Saturday the 23rd (Douglas Street Community Centre) there will be participant-led capacity building workshops, panel discussion, and Caucus meetings.

More info to come!

Gathering poster

Protecting Nova Scotia’s environment

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network is comprised of non-governmental environmental and health groups whose common purpose is the conservation and enhancement of the natural environment and the pursuit of a sustainable future for Nova Scotia.

There are approximately 60 environmental organizations in the Network. NSEN facilitates the forming of caucuses and working groups among its members, such as on Environmental & Sustainability Education, Water, and Climate Change.