August 29, 2010

Hanging Out in Halifax (Nova Scotia!)

halifaxnight.jpgOur first port on this voyage of discovery was Halifax. Rich in history and oh so scenic, this was a great place to formally start the voyage. Halifax is billed as one of the greenest cities in Canada. Beyond the visual green of the urban forest, you can see why operationally they have this label. Just when I think I have seen everything "green," along comes a new twist. From solar-powered recycling containers to the LEED Platinum-rated ship terminal (complete with wind generators and a living roof, in addition to all the energy efficiency measures one might expect is a green building) to oodles of mini-cars like the one in the photo promoting "Clean Nova Scotia," --- this place is making a statement to everyone who visits. We have a lot to learn from everywhere we travel, and this place was certainly no exception.


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Posted by rohwedde at August 29, 2010 4:19 AM