Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Citizens of Kentville are invited to Public Planning Open House on March 10 from 7-9pm at Kentville Town Hall (2nd Floor, Council Chambers). Come to a presentation from Nova Insights about the  results of the Sustainability Action Survey as well as the Town of Kentville Sustainability Action Plan.

The Kentville ICSP is currently open to public review. You may view the Kentville ICSP here: http://www.kentville.ca/documents/icsp/icspplan.pdf

You may share your comments on the ICSP by emailing Brennan Vogel at icsp@kentville.ca or by calling 679-2512. 

The ICSP will be submitted to the Province of Nova Scotia on March 31, 2010.

You may also visit the Kentville Library or Kentville Town Hall - Department of Planning (2nd Floor) to review the draft version of the Kentville ICSP.

Friday, January 15, 2010


The Town of Kentville hosted a Community Planning Open House on Wednesday, January 13 at the Town of Kentville Council Chambers with 21 members of the public and 9 members of Town staff and council in attendance.

The meeting about the Town’s “Envision Kentville” integrated community sustainability planning process included introductory remarks from Mayor Dave Corkum, a presentation from sustainability coordinator Brennan Vogel and a presentation from local market consultant Paul DesBarres.

Vogel presented on the key goals and priorities of the Kentville Integrated Community Sustainability Plan while Desbarres offered a summary of the Kentville Sustainability Action Survey that will be delivered by phone and internet to Kentville citizens over the next few weeks.

There was positive feedback from the citizens present on the “Envision Kentville” process to date & a high degree of public interest in participating in Kentville Sustainability Action Survey.

Citizens did share questions and comments on the issues of:
- Residential density & home affordability for diversity of demographics in Kentville
- Commercial zoning bylaws & community aesthetics
- Opportunities for community involvement in the ICSP implementation plan
- The potential for YMCA development in the Town of Kentville and region
- Opportunities for cultural development in the Town of Kentville including: the new Kentville library, planning for demographic diversities (age & accessibility) and interests in historic preservation
- Opportunities for youth engagement in municipal political and planning processes
- Opportunities for regional approaches and partnerships on issues of mutual interest
- Technical questions on the ICSP action survey

For more information, including the ICSP goals and priorities presentation and background information on the ICSP process, please see the community consultation documents section at:

For further questions or comments, please contact:

Brennan Vogel
Sustainability Coordinator
Town of Kentville

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Citizens of Kentville are invited to a presentation from the Town of Kentville & Nova Insights on the integrated community sustainability planning process. Hear the    update on the plan and learn how you can be involved in the next steps of       identifying priorities & actions for community sustainability projects &    planning. All Kentville citizens are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, January 13: 7pm-8pm 

Town Hall Council Chambers
354 Main Street Kentville

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Two Green Events: Nov 21/22

Atlantic Eco Expo - Halifax, November 21-22
For your information: http://www.atlanticecoexpo.com
The first sustainable business exhibition in Atlantic Canada is coming soon! Don’t miss this opportunity for your business, government organization, or not-for-profit to showcase your sustainable solutions to thousands of eco-minded consumers. By bringing together like-minded individuals, our goal is to promote economic development, a stronger community, and sustainable solutions. At the event, there will be a series of guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, a fashion show, and a silent auction. These activities are designed to raise awareness of sustainability initiatives in the Atlantic Region, and we look forward to seeing you there! 

ECO-KINGS GREEN ENERGY FAIR Saturday, November 21, 2009
The Eco-Kings Action Team is pleased to host the Eco-Kings Green Energy Fair (poster attached) on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kentville Fire Hall.  This event will feature a trade show, with exhibitors from organizations and businesses affiliated with alternative energy and sustainability.  Presentations and workshops will also be held throughout the day, with a feature Comedy Hour presentation by Bill Carr. If you would like to be an exhibitor at the trade show, the cost is $100 for a for-profit organization, with a $50 deposit required by November 13, 2009.  The cost for a non-profit is $50, with a $25 deposit required by November 13, 2009. 


Jennifer Weisner, BSc, BAH
Development Officer
Kings Regional Development Agency
35 Webster Street
Kentville, NS  B4N 1H4
Phone:  (902) 678-2298
Fax:  (902) 678-2324

Thursday, October 29, 2009

350: Call to Action

On October 24, the world joined together to urge world leader's to work for a fair, binding and scientifically relevant global climate treaty this December in Copenhagen. The Town of Kentville supports and endorses the need to return global carbon concentrations to 350ppm. This video celebrates the 350 Global Day of Climate Action.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kentville Supports 350 Day of Climate Action: October 24

On October 13, the Town of Kentville Council Advisory Committee signified its unanimous support and endorsement of the 350 Day of Climate Action. On October 24, 2009, a planetary day of climate action is planned to share in the united worldwide message of the urgent need for global leadership to respond appropriately to the issue of global climate change.

Provincially, Shelburne, Bridgewater, Kentville and Wolfville have signified their formal support for the 350 Day of Climate Action. Locally, 350 events are planned in Wolfville, Windsor and Berwick to mark the 350 Day of Climate Action on Saturday, October 24. For more information on these events, please see www.350.org

The number “350” refers to the broad scientific agreement that the long-term global goal for greenhouse gas emission reductions needs to be set at 350 parts per million (ppm) of atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide. Currently global concentrations of CO2 are at 385.92 ppm and rising.

Scientists argue that 350 parts per million of CO2 is the safe upper limit if we wish to have a planet similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted. Scientists argue that reducing global carbon concentrations is necessary to avoid the catastrophic impacts of global climate change such as increasing sea levels, flooding and extreme weather events.

It is estimated that meeting the “350” goal will require the countries of the world to collectively reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020 and by at least 95 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050. From December 7 to December 18, 2009 governments of the world will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 to negotiate the terms of a global climate agreement.