Success Story Feature: Climate Change Education in Chignecto
Last year we engaged in climate change education with EOS Eco-Energy Inc in the Chignecto region. This region is the narrow strip of land that connects New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Because of its unique geography the region is particularly at risk from climate change.
We focused on community education and participation, working with three local schools to implement sustainable food production using permaculture practices, create green spaces, and educate students and community members on the many eco and social benefits of food forests.
After raising $5,000 for the project, a food forest was planted at each of the schools. These self-sustaining forests are composed of edible plants and will feature signage in English, French, and Mi’kmaq. But that’s not all! The next step for this project is to install green roofs – planted with native flowers, grasses, and berries – in key community locations.
Learn more about the food forests in Chignecto.