Studies show that the more people work, the more they pollute, while the less they work, they less they pollute.
Canada is more and more popular with international students, and educators are going out of their way to recruit them.
An ample, free supply of menstrual products should be available to all Nova Scotia girls and woman.
Schools across Canada are now offering demanding courses on the environment, sustainability, and climate change that include field research.
Millennials, the country’s largest voting bloc, will be key to the 2019 elections. In 2015, young people turned out in force for Trudeau.
The Halifax municipal government is rolling out a plan to combat climate heating and is soliciting public feedback
“I don’t want to die,” said Lexi Walsh, a 16-year-old Citadel High School student, explaining why he took part in the Climate Strike
Two hours, a book, a restaurant, companions — a dedicated reader’s idea of the perfect night out.
It’s been 50 years since cohousing first spread from Denmark to the U.S., and then to Canada. Today, there are some 150 cohousing developments in the U.S., and about 15 in Canada.
Government clerks in Delhi, India, are making home visits and relieving residents of long queues for drivers licenses and marriage certificates.
In Nova Scotia, as throughout North America, more and more libraries are moving beyond just books.
Should there be incentives to encourage inventors and manufacturers to make useful products from single-use plastic?
Kentville Throws a Big Party. Yarmouth holds a lobster lottery. Glasgow offers furnished apartments.
The rise of the far-right and its reactionary agendas is all around us.
New ideas for innovative work spaces are arising in the HRM. Shared space work hubs allow for cross-pollination of ideas outside the traditional corporate structure.
Twenty-seven Mi’kmaq communities have been granted approval to begin construction of solar power stations which could add over 1,600 kilowatts to the Nova Scotia electrical grid.
Under the program, homeowners will receive a $1-per-watt rebate, or about 30 per cent of the installation cost of a solar electricity system, according to the province. The average rebate will be about $7,000, and the maximum will be $10,000.
By re-classifying youth crime as a public health issue, the future could hold very different possibilities for both young offenders and our society as a whole. Nova Scotia is not alone in contemplating this new approach.
The time is now for Nova Scotia to take the example of companies like Google, Microsoft, and others as well as forward thinking countries like Scotland, China, and Japan in building our circular economy.
Nova Scotia could simultaneously profit and protect our precious oceans by creating biodegradable “plastic” from seaweed. The race to be a leader in this new industry is already afoot.
As a the number of people working at home has steadily risen, the view that we can use our homes for private energy production and for growing food has naturally caught on. It’s happening all around the world.
Estimates are that the 200,000 marine species we know of represent less than 10% of the total species that exist.
Ireland has passed a bill requiring the government to eliminate 8 billion euros of investment in oil and gas from its national wealth fund.
The UK’s smart grid, turns off various appliances in hundreds of London buildings (eg air conditioning in hotels, offices and hospitals) by remote control in order to conserve energy
Though 3D printing will almost certainly evolve tremendously in the future, is Nova Scotia investing in the knowledge, skill and design capacity to properly make this an important part of our future economy?
What if hospitals set out to serve through buying local food, targeted human resources development and other forms of investment?
What if Nova Scotia had spent half the energy it has spent investing in questionable industries to find a plastic material safe to dissolve in the oceans?
Bees are in rapid decline globally and actually thrive in cities where levels of pesticides tend to be low and biodiversity high.
What we could learn from a history that takes us from dories of days-gone-by to the grandiose shipbuilding plans for the future?
By 2031 roughly one third of Nova Scotians will be over the age of 65.
Landowners can register on the Woodscamp site, and receive a free assessment of the potential for their family forest to generate revenue
When more Canadians grasp the challenges playing out in Indigenous communities, they will realize it is totally unacceptable to discriminate against them.
The School Board will recruit staff members and community resource persons to present enrichment sessions or serve as mentors to individuals or small group
An affordable, beautifully designed, prefab vertical trailer park made up of units that could be transported easily from place to place?
Nova Scotia produces about 28 tonnes of dried wood and bark per hectare, which is about 2.5 acres.and there mixed views on how biomass should be used as a resource in the province,
Fourteen years ago Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) Atlantic measured the cost to Nova Scotia’s productivity of 7 chronic illnesses eg. heart disease, diabetes: