Inspiring stories from people within Nova Scotia’s growing, green economy
The Ecology Action Centre’s Energy Action Team is proud to present the 2017 Green Jobs Calendar! The EAC has been gathering stories from inspiring people from across Nova Scotia who work in our growing, green economy; from organic farmers, to small-scale fishers, to renewable energy installers and energy efficiency experts. Nova Scotia has a lot to celebrate.
Considering our region’s challenges, and our collective responsibility in the face of climate change, it is clear that we must move ambitiously toward a just transition to a low-carbon society. That's why we made a calendar that highlights the strength, diversity and innovation that is coming out of Nova Scotia as we head in that direction.
Order your Green Jobs Calendar by phone at 902-429-2202 or in person at the EAC, 2705 Fern Lane.
Cost: $15.00. All proceeds toward the Ecology Action Centre's Energy Action Team
Meet our Green Jobs Calendar heroes!
|July: Zak Miller-Ada is the founder of Full Cycle Builders, a design and construction company in Halifax. As a designer the range of people and projects that his work enables him to engage with keeps things interesting. As a builder Zak believes that education is an important aspect of his work. From sourcing local wood to ensuring the usability and longevity of his results, Zak is committed to incorporating sustainability into every aspect of his work.|
|June: Kurtis Anstey is a student, surfer, and musician who grew up in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and now lives in Halifax. Kurtis is a member of the Product Services Install team at Thinkwell Shift, who are a partner company with Efficiency Nova Scotia, under the management of the provincial nonprofit, Efficiency One. Kurtis works with his team to evaluate homes, give homeowners or tenants the information they need to save resources and on their power bills, and installs energy efficient products as direct replacements for older ones.|
|May: Dakota Varen is a farmer, writer and organizer living in Tremont, Kings County. Dakota has been farming across Nova Scotia, Canada and the world for the past five years, and has been on over a dozen farms as a worker or apprentice. Recently, Dakota and her business partner have purchased their own small farm in Tremont. Dakota is an advocate for and living example of the wave young women in farming, and is a co-organizer of the Farm Apprentice and Workers Network, which creates spaces for farm workers to meet one another and share stories, skills and experiences.|
|April: Phil MacKenzie is an engineer, husband, musician and father living in Halifax. Phil is the Engineering Coordinator with Solar Global Solutions Ltd, working to develop and build world-class off-grid and grid-tied renewable energy projects in Nova Scotia and around the globe. Prior to this position, Phil has been working in Nova Scotia's renewable energy sector for the last 9 years through his work with Scotian WindFields, Doctor Solar and the Ecology Action Centre.|
March: Erica Porter is a weir fisher based in Bramber, NS who has been fishing with her dad since the age of 16. Erica is breaking down barriers as the only young female weir fisher in her region, and while her work is physically demanding, she finds it very rewarding.
|February: Abena Amoako-Green shares insights on her journey as an African-Canadian woman pursuing sustainability, health and wellness, stewardship and natural living in Nova Scotia.|
|January: Learn more about Moe Kabbara and how he is revolutionizing heat energy storage in Nova Scotia through his clean energy start-up, NeoTES.|