Programme: Upcoming Meetings and Events for 2015
Through the fall, winter and spring, we meet at 7:30 pm on the 4th Monday of the month in the auditorium of the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax. Meetings are open to the public. Field trips are held throughout the year, but most frequently during the summer. They are usually held on a Saturday or Sunday. The field trips are also open to the public, except when numbers must be restricted.
NS Wild Flora Society Board hard at work planning programme (fall, 2014).
Caitlin Porter joined the board in 2015.
Events during the summer are often scheduled on short notice.
Members receive e-mail notification.
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
Will Martin: How the sharing economy can enable good forestry
and why that's really important for conservation goals
This talk will explore how existing timber markets often make more sustainable forestry practices in Nova Scotia impossible and how new economic patterns emerging through web technology may unlock these challenges in a powerful new way. Dubbed "the Sharing Economy", new internet platforms are helping people all over the world share information and build cooperative markets that can actually outcompete even the largest incumbents. By telling the story of launching WoodsCamp.com, Will is going to highlight how it may be possible to use this approach to solve some of the most intractable problems in how we manage our forests.
Will loves exploring the dynamics between rural communities and the natural resources they depend on. He has co-founded WoodsCamp Technologies Inc
. to build healthier markets and cooperation for family woodlands, Co-chairs the Medway Community Forest Co-op
to reimagine the model for public resource management, and served as President of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association
to foster leadership and shared learning amongst landowners.
7:30 pm at NSMNH (All Welcome)
More details and events to follow - Next meeting is on Monday January 23, 2017.