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Empowering Rural Nova Scotia to Respond to a Changing Energy World
In rural Canada, agricultural producers, small businesses, citizens, and municipalities are all feeling the squeeze when it comes to rising energy costs.
In the wake of rapid global change, conservation and renewable energy production are being looked to as the key to sustaining rural businesses and communities. Yet for businesses, community leaders, and interested citizens alike, questions abound regarding the new “green economy”:
These are just some of the questions that will be answered and explored at REACT 2008 – the Rural Energy Action Conference and Trade Show, taking place at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on November 7th and 8th, 2008. Hosted by the Inverness Victoria Federation of Agriculture, the conference is an exciting opportunity for farm producers, business operators, and government and community stakeholders to come together, share their collective knowledge and help build a sustainable future.
- Who is leading the charge when it comes to building “greener” communities?
- How can conservation and new renewable energy technologies help businesses save money and take advantage of new market opportunities?
- What resources are available to help make the transition?
- What are the emerging opportunities for individuals and communities?
Come hear from Nova Scotians and Atlantic Canadians who are in the forefront of advancing green opportunities, and get “empowered” to make change, in your business, at home, and in your community!
Who should attend?
Detailed information on the conference panelists and key note speakers at REACT 2008 will be posted on this site in coming weeks, so keep checking for details! On-line conference and trade show registrations will be available beginning in early August 2008.
- Small business owners and farm producers who want to learn more about conservation, renewable energy, and the resources that are available to them.
- Students and educators who want to learn about career opportunities in energy and sustainability.
- Interested citizens, not-for-profits, and community service organizations who want to take part in the dialogue surrounding rural sustainability.
- Municipal, provincial and federal representatives who want to hear from and share information with community leaders
- Community Economic Development Professionals who are seeking or promoting alternative models for development and investment.
- Renewable Energy Companies, Energy Consultants, and Retail Businesses who want to profile their products and services.
REACT 2008 is supported by the Inverness Victoria Federation of Agriculture, the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, Nova Scotia Economic Development, AgraPoint, Agri-Futures, Service Canada, and the Strait-Highlands RDA.