New calendar sheds light on growing green job sector in Nova Scotia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 14, 2017

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – A new calendar is hoping to inspire Nova Scotians to get more engaged with the green economy in Nova Scotia.

Last month, the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) officially launched their 2018 Green Jobs Calendar. The second annual calendar features 12 stories from inspiring people working in Nova Scotia’s growing, green economy.

The calendar was created to highlight the strength, diversity and innovation coming out of Nova Scotia’s green job sector.

Stephen Thomas, Energy Campaign Coordinator at EAC, hopes the people and stories inside the 2018 edition help showcase the many green job opportunities in our province.

“I think that this calendar does a great job of telling the story of the growing, green economy here in Nova Scotia. We’ve got so much to celebrate with the thousands of green jobs that we have in this province, and in building viable industries for folks to thrive in right here at home,” Thomas says. 

Stephen MacDonald is the CEO of EfficiencyOne, which carries out the work of Efficiency Nova Scotia in the province. Members of Efficiency Nova Scotia are featured in the 2018 Green Jobs Calendar, and work alongside a passionate team of employees and over a thousand partners across the province.

“The green economy is flourishing,” said MacDonald “There are more than 1200 Nova Scotians working in the energy efficiency industry. Those employed in energy efficiency can take pride in knowing their job has a positive impact on the province and the environment.”

The calendar highlights a range of opportunities in the green job sector, from work in renewable energy, to programs providing affordable, accessible, fresh produce to communities that need it.  

“Community builders, artists, and tradespeople are all part of these green jobs here in Nova Scotia,” Thomas says.

Rodney Small is also featured in the 2018 calendar. Through his role as Social Enterprise Director at Common Good Solutions and his community volunteer roles, Small thinks in innovative ways to address issues that have affected marginalized communities.  

“Creating community well-being is the primary goal,” Small says, “It’s about working with people to develop more socially, culturally and environmentally inclined businesses, and celebrating that success.”

The calendar was created by volunteers and staff at the EAC, with proceeds going towards the work of the Energy Action Team. 

Calendars can be purchased at Garrison Brewery, Just Us, P’Lovers (Gottingen St. location) and at the Partners for Care gift shop. You can also purchase a calendar directly from the EAC at 2705 Fern Lane in Halifax, or online at ecologyaction.ca/greenjobscalendar.

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Additional high resolution photos available upon request. For further information and media availability, please see contact information below:

Stephen Thomas
Energy Campaign Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
902 441 7136    stephen@ecologyaction.ca

Rodney Small
Common Good Solutions
902 802 1502     rodney.small@commongoodsolutions.ca

Kristen Cook
Communications Coordinator, EfficiencyOne/Efficiency Nova Scotia
902 470 3606    KCook@efficiencyns.ca   

 

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