Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada

Chris Benjamin

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ISBN: 9781551098630

Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada

  Author:   Chris Benjamin    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Eco-Innovators profiles some of the region’s most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in sustainability. These entrepreneurs and educators, activists and agitators, farmers and fishers have all made measurable contributions both in their respective fields of interest and in motivating others to make change.

In the book, we meet Kim Thompson, a strawbale builder and consultant, who has recently brought her building experience to a renovation of an older house in downtown Halifax. Then there’s Edwin Theriault, who bought a bale of clothing back in 1971 and launched Frenchy’s, a chain of seventy-six used-clothing stores that has become an East Coast institution. Edwin doesn’t consider himself an environmentalist at all, but over the years his business has kept countless tonnes of material out of landfills. Also profiled are Speerville Flour Mill and Olivier Soaps in New Brunswick, Sean Gallagher of Local Source in Halifax, David and Edith Ling of Fair Acre Farm on PEI, and Jim Meaney of Cansolair solar heat air exchangers in Newfoundland, among many others.

With ten chapters on matters like reducing consumption, greening the home, sustainable eating, dressing, transportation, and vacationing, the book is an important look into the lives of Atlantic Canadians committed to creating viable green options in our region.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551098630
Item NB0963
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onOctober 15 2011
Language eng
Pages 199
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.88(in) x 6.75(in)
Shipping weight335(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Chris Benjamin has studied, reported, and acted on environmental issues since the late 90s. He is currently the "Sustainable City" columnist for The Coast, Halifax's independent weekly newspaper, and is the author of a novel, Drive-by Saviours, which was long-listed for the 2011 Canada Reads competition and for the 2011 ReLit Award for Best Novel from a Canadian Independent Press. He lives in Halifax.

Award Winners & Nominees


APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

Shortlisted Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award