Recent Work

South shore Growth Starts Here

Prosperity is attainable for rural Nova Scotia communities. However, reaching it will require that we redefine prosperity, reduce our reliance on corporate industry and an obsolete “unlimited growth” economic model, and move toward self-sustainability.

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The Club of Rome comes to Annapolis Royal

Michael Atkins: "It is the best of times and the worst of times in Nova Scotia. The town of Bridgetown (incorporated 1867) disappeared last week into the County of Annapolis. It just didn’t have the money to stay alive. A few years ago, all councillors just gave up and it fell into trusteeship. In LaHave, Nova Scotia, where I go in the summer, the cost of using the essential local ferry has been increased 165 per cent by a province trying to balance its books. The province also wiped out its Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, laying off some 300 people in its recent budget.

Amidst the doom and gloom, the failed subsidies, the diminished fisheries, the demographic tsunami, the higher taxes, the failed forestry policies, the outrageous cost overruns (the Bluenose), the potholes, and the belt-tightening, something else is happening."

CCPS NS Rountable on the Ivney Report

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Nova Scotia office is a policy-based research institute focused on social and economic justice issues.

The video here contains Gregory's presentation. It can be found at 44:06 into the video

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Junction Arts 1999-2007

Founded by Gregory in 1999, where he directed until 2007, Junction Arts and Music aims to work in partnerships to coordinate high-quality events and present a broad range of artists, creating opportunities for community members to support and enjoy year-round entertainment, thereby continuing to foster an appreciation of the arts.

Events may include: performing and visual arts, literary arts, artist presentations, film screenings and workshops.

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PROJECT DRAWDOWN 2015-2016

DRAWDOWN: The point at which greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis. Project Drawdown describes when and how humanity can reach climate drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis, by mapping and modeling how one hundred existing, substantive solutions can continue to scale over the next three decades. It’s making that information widely available in order to communicate a credible pathway to meaningfully address climate change, highlight how different segments of society are already taking action, and let people know that solving climate change is possible.

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Getting connected in rural Nova Scotia2015

DELAPS COVE - About 130 people attended a July 30 meeting organized to petition for better internet and cell phone service. Meeting organizers Kay Whelan and Annapolis County Councillor Gregory Heming say it was a fun meeting with good conversation.

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Local Prosperity - Shambhala Times 2015

In The Shambhala Principle, the Sakyong writes: “Our world of desire and consumerism seems to drive itself along, as if propelled by some invisible force. As I meet leaders in my travels, I see that even at the very top, people are wondering who is in charge. It is as if humanity’s destiny were a giant rudderless ship that is drifting out to sea. Whose ceremony is this?”

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