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Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada

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Atlantic Canada’s Sustainability 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 ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Nimbus Publishing
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Patricia
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the most inspiring--and readable--books I've read on creating sustainable communities. The engaging stories of individuals in the Maritime provinces of Canada who make a difference--a woman who decided her shop should stop carrying clothes made in overseas sweatshops, the folks who started a community-supported fishery, the man who plants his own yard with native species--are mixed with interesting background information, practical steps that any of us could take, personal anecdotes from ...more
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Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Winner of the 2012 APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award.

Finalist for the 2012 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award.

Listed in the Top 5 Atlantic Canadian books of 2011 by Arts East Magazine.

"Benjamin's work is minimally preachy and maximally inspiring," says the Chronicle Herald's Megan Power. "[T]his is a fascinating read for and about Atlantic Canadians who care about protecting the beauty of our region."

"The best sustainability book that I have read since Geography of Hope," says Richard M
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Andrea Martin
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book went above and beyond my expectations! It covered all the topics needed to start or continue a sustainable life. The 'further reading' at the end of each chapter is fantastic (and i will be checking all those out as well.) It is nice to see such a well-written and easy to read book on eco-living that focuses on us atlantic canadians. Well done!
Emma
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ok, so maybe I know the author and several of the people featured in the book. But I would recommend this book regardless of that. It's about inspiring people, making a difference in their own unique way. It's an enjoyable, easy read, full of good stories about real people.
Nic Hartmann
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Flat out amazing. Probably the least pretentious book on the topic that I've read.
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Chris Benjamin is a fiction and features writer.

His latest book, Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, won the Dave Greber Social Justice Book Award.

He is also the author of Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada (winner of the 2012 APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award & finalist for the 2012 Evelyn Richardson nonfiction prize) and the crit
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