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"A sustainable environment is one in which the natural environment, economic development and social life are seen as mutually dependent".
-- Centre for Innovative Education

Coastal Communities Network

NS Public Lands Coalition


The Bay of Islands Center for Sustainable Development fosters and promotes activities that demonstrate and advance the principles of economic, environmental and social sustainability in small rural communities.

Our Vision

  1. To establish a global facility of learning that will offer information, classes, seminars, conferences and workshops on all aspects of sustainable, healthy rural living.

  2. To create a replicable model of sustainable community development through the rational use of available human and natural resources.

  3. To act as facilitator and to offer support services and training to small business venture startups that embrace the principles of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

  4. To encourage, and assist in, the creation of a skilled and well trained core of artisans that can provide services in a variety of traditional trades.
  5. To emphasize the creation of permanent, meaningful jobs. Such jobs will involve medium to high levels of skills designed to cultivate a stable, motivated workforce.

  6. To develop through research and experimentation, simple and effective technologies for harnessing renewable energy for home heating and other uses within a maritime rural environment.

  7. To promote and demonstrate the principles and benefits of micro-business clustering in a rural setting.

  8. To incorporate the principles of sustainable economic development with respect to community skills and local resources.

  9. To serve the eco-tourism market by offering and supporting exceptional 'Trail Head' facilities and services, including an interpretive center, outfitter shop, a restaurant/cafe, tenting and fixed roof accommodation, as well as repair facilities and a shuttle service. A complete sanitary facility capable of serving trail users as well as the travelling public and tour buses will be a vital and integral part of this offering.

  10. To provide an interpretive mini-trail system through various eco-environments including, the Old Mill river walk (Moser River - both sides of Highway 7, dam side, railway side), Mill Stream Gorge and the Woodland Trail, for the enjoyment and appreciation of the community at large; and to support the development of the Kelly Lake Regional Trail.

  11. To restore the natural ecosystem through protection of the river estuary and Necum Teuch Bay and its wildlife, by introducing appropriate plants and restoring Atlantic salmon habitat, and by avoiding pollution.

  12. To produce and publish literature and videos about the Centre, in order to make available the knowledge and experience gained during its development and operation, as well as about related issues.


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