There have been two CEA Energy Symposiums, both of which were two day event’s that consisted of a diverse range of speakers representing the fields of academia, industry, and not-for-profit. They showcased the vast renewable energy opportunities in Cumberland County.
This year we are teaming up with The Centre for Local Prosperity to host a joint climate change retreat at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash Nova Scotia. We will be hosting a day open to the public, where community members from across the county can take the opportunity to not only network, but to become better educated and aware of the renewable energy resources that we have in our own backyard, we hope to see you there!
The retreat will be held from Thursday September 28th to Sunday October 1st and will be taking inspiration from Project Drawdown and from the Municipal Climate Change Action Plans.
As previously mentioned part of the retreat will be open to the public, while the other half will be closed to invite-only participants. These invitees will consist of international, as well as regional guests who have knowledge and insight on how we as a society, and more specifically as a county, can better combat climate change. This will be an opportunity to discuss the bountiful amount of renewable energy resources that Cumberland County possesses, and they will discuss how we can not only better harness these resources to become more eco-friendly, but so that we can better boost our economy. The goal is to have a tangible guideline at the end of the retreat that we as a region can use as a goal to work towards.
This retreat will be based off of the first Thinkers Lodge retreat, held in 1957, which was a gathering of the minds. Pugwash native Cyrus Eaton invited scientists from around the world to come and discuss the looming threat of nuclear warfare. The goal is to now discuss and work towards a new threat... climate change.
Project Drawdown is a plan to combat, and to ultimately reverse global warming. It offers a variety of solutions that would aid in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. All of these ideas are already created and are possible. A book and website have now both been made available where they give 100 solutions to combat climate change, these ideas and solutions were all put forth by a variety of researchers, scientists, and so forth.