Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2017

Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Climate Change & the Human Prospect: A Thinkers Retreat

A 3-day intensive discussion with global and local thinkers to define a path to restore and revitalize local communities in the face of climate change

The Centre for Local Prosperity in partnership with the Cumberland Energy Authority and the Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, NS, present a 3 day working retreat to outline a collective strategy that identifies, explains and prescribes scientific, social and financial opportunities and risks of climate change for local municipalities throughout Atlantic Canada.  This invitation-only retreat with international and local leaders is intended to lead to an Outcome Paper that would be the topic for a larger conference at a later date.  This retreat is being held 60 years after the historic Pugwash Conference in 1957 on nuclear proliferation.  Public and student events will be held on Thursday, Sept 28, and Sunday, Oct 1.  The closed retreat takes place from Friday, Sept 29 through Sunday morning, Oct 1.

Oct 2 – Oct 7, 2017

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Storm WarningS

The Centre for Local Prosperity has partnered with the Satso Gallery and Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal for a series of art exhibitions, talks and movies related to Climate Change.

Satso Gallery: A Cautionary Tale of Climate Change: Artists on Environment, Politics & Science.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-3pm

Exhibition runs October 1st – 30th.

King’s Theatre: A Difficult Hope: Climate and the Human Prospect

Monday, October 2nd, 7:30, Free Admission Film Night.

Presented by: Centre for Local Prosperity – Storm Warnings, Satso Gallery and King’s Theatre

“What if facing the dark realities of our world instead of being an experience of pain, anxiety, overwhelm and hopelessness, could be a doorway into a place of beauty, connectedness, and healing.” Chris Jordan

7:30 pm Opening Remarks – Gregory Heming, Centre for Local Prosperity

7:45 pm Regan Rosburg -Art, Story and the Grieving Process

8:15 pm – Albatross, a film by Chris Jordan

Nov-Dec, 2017

Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Import Replacement Study – Release

Rethinking Community Development: The Economic Value of Import Replacement in Atlantic Canada

The Centre for Local Prosperity will be releasing a report from its regional study on the economic value of Import Replacement as a development strategy for local communities in Atlantic Canada. The report will be launched at a town hall meeting in Shelburne, Nova Scotia at the Shelburne Fire Hall.  The date of the release will be determined.