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Sustainability Education

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Sustainability won’t just happen by itself - it will require the participation of the whole community. If changing lifestyles were easy, sustainability would already be here today. In order to change, we have to know what to do, how to overcome obstacles, and practice new behaviours. In a sustainable future, we will be an informed community that is committed to responsible individual and collective action.

We have 2 goals for sustainability education:

In the areas of infrastructure, energy, food, transportation, and economy…

  1. people’s values have evolved and are reflected in the ways that they choose to live
  2. all people have learned about sustainability by taking individual and collective action

 

What is the Town of Bridgewater currently doing to promote sustainability education?
  Growing Green Festival. In partnership with several community groups and businesses, the Town hosts an annual sustainability festival! Click on the link for more information.

 

How will the Town of Bridgewater measure success in the future?

Over the long term, our goal is that sustainability education will result in the following measurable changes in the community:

community lifestyles:

- more sustainability practices in the home
- more sustainability values

citizen actions:

- high participation in projects that come out of this plan
- high participation in other sustainability initiatives
- greater knowledge of sustainability

    We will achieve these successes by continuing to improve our own operations, by working with community partners and businesses to start new programs, by setting appropriate public policies that relate to sustainability education, and by advocating for sustainability education policies at the provincial and federal levels of government.

    Sustainability News & Updates

    The Town of Bridgewater launched Energize Bridgewater in July 2016!  The 2017 Energize Nova Scotia: Discovery Fair will be held on October 27-28.