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Earth Day Lecture: Nova Scotia’s Future is a Green Economy

Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - 7:30 PM to
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - 9:00 PM
Location: The Atrium Room 101

Dr. Tony Charles

A lecture by Dr. Tony Charles
Director, School of the Environment,
Professor and Senior Research Fellow,
Saint Mary's University

Earth Day is about caring for our planet. Big challenges are being faced around the world, but for us, here in Nova Scotia, we can begin by exploring how to best make a difference in this small part of the whole planet. What steps can we take here at home, and what positive influence can we have on the planet? That question will be addressed in this upcoming Earth Day presentation.
The Ivany Report from a couple of years ago emphasized the reality that Nova Scotia is at a crossroads. We need to take action to create the economy of the future to serve the needs of the province. Immediately following the Ivany Report, a public presentation by Dr. Tony Charles put forward a vision of an economy in Nova Scotia – a ‘green economy’ – that matches our values by reflecting Nova Scotian’s profound interest in both a healthy environment and a healthy economy. This year, on Earth Day 2016, Dr. Charles will discuss the progress we have made toward a green economy in Nova Scotia, and explore the directions needed for an environmentally sustainable future. A key ingredient of this lies in effectively drawing on the many strengths of Nova Scotia’s people and communities. Dr. Charles will describe several inspiring examples from across the province that together provide a strong vision for the future.

Reception to follow.

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