HalifACT 2050: Act to Protect Owls Head Park

The Halifax Regional Municipality is to be commended; HalifACT 2050 is an exciting step forward. Thank you especially to Councillor Richard Zurawski for submitting a motion for a climate action plan.

Despite roadblocks from the provincial government, Regional Council is providing leadership on climate change. On January 29, 2019, Regional Council voted to declare a “climate emergency.” On June 23, 2020, they voted to turn that statement into action by unanimously passing HalifACT 2050: Acting on Climate Together Plan.

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Letter from Karen Beazley, Dalhousie Institute for Resource and Environmental Studies

Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier,

Please do not sell public land. NS has very little public land. It should not be sold to or for private interests. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Canada are working hard to purchase and secure ecologically significant lands in NS, with substantial (several millions of dollars of) funding being provided by both private and public individuals and organizations in support of their efforts. They are focusing on connected ecological systems along the eastern shore and elsewhere to complement Provincial conservation efforts. There is strong public support of their efforts, providing solid evidence of public economic and ethical valuation of public and private land conservation in NS.

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