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"A sustainable environment is one in which
the natural environment, economic development and social life are seen as mutually
-- Centre for Innovative Education
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.
To establish a global facility of learning that
will offer information, classes, seminars, conferences
and workshops on all aspects of sustainable, healthy
To create a replicable model of sustainable community
development through the rational use of available
human and natural resources.
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.
- 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.
To emphasize the creation of permanent, meaningful
jobs. Such jobs will involve medium to high levels
of skills designed to cultivate a stable, motivated
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.
To promote and demonstrate the principles and benefits
of micro-business clustering in a rural setting.
To incorporate the principles of sustainable economic
development with respect to community skills and
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.
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.
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
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.
content,unless otherwise indicated, © 2008 Bay of Islands Centre for Sustainable
Development, Moser River, Bay of Islands, Nova Scotia, B0J 2K0. The
Bay of Islands Center is a not-for-profit
educational project registered in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Media - Last Updated:
May 26, 2008