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Bridgewater Sustainability Forum - April 4 2009

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Bridgewater Sustainability Forum - April 4

"How we can all create global, regional and local solutions... today"

On April 4th, David Miller, the Mayor of Toronto was the keynote speaker at the "Bridgewater Sustainability Forum" held at the Michelin Social Club, 221 Logan Road. We had a fantastic turn out with a great panel of guest speakers who shared their knowledge and passion for sustainability.  The Town of Bridgewater would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all members of the Bridgewater community and surrounding areas who attended our Bridgewater Sustainability Forum. We hope you enjoyed it! Check out the pictures...

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The Town of Bridgewater hosted the Bridgewater Sustainability Forum on Saturday, April 4th, from 2:30 - 5:00PM at the Michelin Social Club (221 Logan Rd) in Bridgewater. The Forum, subtitled “how we can all create global, regional, and local solutions… today”, featured a number of notable speakers.  Each speaker presented how their work contributes to a sustainable society, and offered insights into what Nova Scotia communities can learn from their experiences.


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The keynote speaker was David Miller, Mayor of Toronto.  He offered insights and lessons learned from Toronto’s successes and challenges in creating livable neighborhoods, public transit systems, affordable housing, extensive environmental programs and more.  Mayor Miller provided a valuable big-picture perspective on how governments, communities and businesses can collaborate to create a healthy future.

Please visit this website to learn more about the City of Toronto’s environmental initiatives. Click here to download a bio of Mayor Miller.

Visitors to this free event also heard from the following local speakers:

  • Barry Zwicker, CEO of Scotian Windfields, discussed the opportunities in renewable energy for Nova Scotians
  • Jim Reid, CEO of Green Solutions North America, described the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Alex Godbold, a teacher at Parkview Education Centre, spoke about how school gardens are promoting sustainability right in our own backyard

In addition to these speakers, Town of Bridgewater political leaders described work being done by the Town to plan for a better future through the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP). The event culminated in a panel discussion where presenters engaged in a lively debate with members of the public.


Click here to download the press release for this event.