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Finally, Cohousing is Coming to Nova Scotia

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.

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Mi’kmaq Success in Alternative Energy

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.

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New Solar Panel Incentives in N.S.

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.

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Justice with 20/20 Vision

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.

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There is No Other Future. How Do I Know ?

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.

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Green Plastic For a Change

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.

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Home: Where the Heart Is

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.

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Divested

Ireland has passed a bill requiring the government to eliminate 8 billion euros of investment in oil and gas from its national wealth fund.

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Devils In the Details

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

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3D Printed Bridge

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?

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Hospitals that Support Well-Being

What if hospitals set out to serve through buying local food, targeted human resources development and other forms of investment?

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Plastic and Hope

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?

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A Park for the Bees

Bees are in rapid decline globally and actually thrive in cities where levels of pesticides tend to be low and biodiversity high.

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Learning from the Ocean

What we could learn from a history that takes us from dories of days-gone-by to the grandiose shipbuilding plans for the future?

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Invisible on the Reserve

When more Canadians grasp the challenges playing out in Indigenous communities, they will realize it is totally unacceptable to discriminate against them.

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Beautiful Vertical trailer Park

An affordable, beautifully designed, prefab vertical trailer park made up of units that could be transported easily from place to place?

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Useful Bark Waste

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,

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Biking Highways

Fourteen years ago Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) Atlantic measured the cost to Nova Scotia’s productivity of 7 chronic illnesses eg. heart disease, diabetes:

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