Burned exposes the little known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel.  It probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies and blatant green-washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry.  Well-known wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and energy analyst/activist Peter Ritchie led a lively discussion on the issue here in Nova Scotia.

 

 

Some facts about biomass in Nova Scotia and ideas for action are linked here

If you’re interested in further action on this important issue, please come to the next REA meeting — Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:15, People’s Place Library in Antigonish!

Who are we?

Welcome to the home base of Responsible Energy Action (REA), an education and action group that focuses on how we obtain and use energy.

Our regular meetings are usually held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.  Our next regular meeting will be January 23rd, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. at the People’s Place Library, Antigonish. Please join us if you can! All are welcome.

From the time the group formed in late 2011 through late 2014, we worked hard to educate ourselves and our community on the environmental, health, economic and social aspects of unconventional petroleum extraction.

In keeping with our goals,  we have also studied and supported energy efficiency, sustainable alternatives, and energy-related climate change initiatives. As we navigate these issues, we retain a focus on equitable access to energy and employment opportunities in the renewable energy sector.  We would like to see our community at the forefront of both mitigating and adapting to climate change.   

We collaborate with local governments, the Mi’kmaq Nation, and with other organizations on all these issues. 

You can contact us at reaantigonish@gmail.com

 

Blue DotAntigonish is a Blue Dot Community! 

On October 19th and 20th, 2015, Antigonish Town and County Councils unanimously endorsed the Blue Dot declaration!  Once again our municipal councils are showing their leadership on environmental concerns. REA expresses appreciation for the support of our councillors, mayor, and warden for this and other sustainability initiatives.

Find information about the campaign at http://bluedot.ca or find Antigonish updates on facebook  at  https://www.facebook.com/antigonishbluedot?fref=ts

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