Bridgewater receives awards

Bridgewater has received yet another two awards in recent months.

AWARD 1: In the summer Bridgewater was one of three communities who received the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.

This award celebrates the power, strength and diversity of vibrant communities across Nova Scotia. Bridgewater’s receipt of this award again confirms that it is a community that is brimming with local spirit and community activity. The events and projects which drew the recognition of the award committee included:

  • Moving the Bridgewater Library from downtown to it’s new location
  • Bridgewater’s efforts towards sustainability and community engagement
  • The Bridgewater Community Gardens Network
  • The Community Christmas Dinner
  • Senior Friendly Bridgewater
  • Kinship Project
  • Recreation Rocks with the Kraft Summer Tour
  • The United Way of Lunenburg County
  • The innovative Youth Engagement work going on
  • The AfterGlow Art Festival
  • Bridgewater’s Fire Department Band

To read the full submission go to: Bridgewater Spirit Award

 Award 2: At the Bright Business Conference, hosted by Efficiency Nova Scotia, the Town of Bridgewater was the recipient of a prestigious Bright Business Award!  Joining the ranks of other leaders in energy efficiency, the Town was recognized for its success in cutting energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 15% over a 5 year period, as well as its broader sustainability efforts. This great video highlights the town’s energy commitments and success with a shout out to the Community Gardens Network.

Note: for some reason the link below doesn’t go right to the Bridgewater Award video, so click on ‘play all’ and then search on the right for the 7th video which is the ‘Community Award, Town of Bridgewater’ Thanks!

 

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South Shore Sustainability Expo

Check out this great event happening at the Nova Scotia Community College this Saturday, March 31. Lots of great ideas on products, services and ways to get involved towards Sustainability and Resilience. This event is one of many steps towards seeing our community as part of the global Transition Town Movement…and the more local Revolution Through Doing Good Things (check out the Revolution in Action pages on this blog).

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Join the Community Sustainability Network!

Can Bridgewater and surrounding Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, become a model of a “sustainable community”?  A thriving, resilient, healthy place to live and do business, all within the Earth’s means?  This may be a lofty goal but one that a lot of people feel is essential in today’s world.  Many of our community members are already working hard to meet this challenge, and this website is dedicated to telling the story of our collective efforts!

The Community Sustainability Network is a free service open to any person or organization in the Bridgewater area (generally inclusive of Lunenburg County).  Signing on to the Network is easy, and only takes about 10 minutes.

As a member, you will receive:

  • Instant access to other people and organizations who are making a difference
  • Regular updates from our email newsletter and events postings
  • The ability to join the Network action teams and help make decisions
  • Your own profile page where you can tell others about your interests, ideas, and products
  • The ability to post information to our events, forums, and blogs
  • An opportunity to become known as a supporter of sustainability!

http://www.sustainablebridgewater.ca