The scale of the climate and biodiversity crises can feel overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to focus on the things we have some ability to control or influence.
Across the Atlantic region, communities are taking the lead on transitioning to clean renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. Local businesses are coming up with innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gasses and sequester carbon. Neighbours are talking about food security and finding ways to support sustainable local farming.
We can bring about positive change at the local level, often more quickly than provincial, federal or international efforts. And a community win for the environment can be a powerful spark that motivates others to step up and find solutions that they, too, can implement.
But first you have to hear about them.
Spotlight on Atlantic Canada
Did you know that by the end of 2023, the town of Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia will be supplying 80 percent of its electricity through renewable energy (mostly wind and solar)? This milestone is years ahead of the province’s goal of achieving 80 percent renewable energy by 2030.
There are many inspiring local stories that we hope to tell you about going forward.
If you’d like to share one of your own, drop us a line at Atlantic@sierraclub.ca
There really is a lot we can accomplish together. Let’s talk and do this already!