RCE Tantramar

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Rce details
Region:
THE AMERICAS
Country:
Canada
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2011
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Tantramar is an independent research facility in the Tantramar region, with the Town of Sackville and Mount Allison University’s Department of Geography & Environment among its primary partners. Its vision is to gather the resources and imaginations of Tantramar’s communities to plan and take action on sustainability through education that promotes the region’s collective environmental, economic, and socio-cultural well-being.The establishment of RCE Tantramar and its vision come as a follow-up to the immediate priority within the Tantramar 2040 plan - which is supported by all municipalities in the region - to “focus on education as it relates to themes of sustainability. The lack of public knowledge prevents action to make the region more sustainable.”

Goals and Objectives:

RCE Tantramar's activities focuse on seven priority areas:

  • Energy: to ensure that we reach our regional energy needs in an efficient, affordable, sustainable, and reliable way by diversifying our energy sources and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Water: to ensure a dependable supply of safe, high-quality water in a way that maintains healthy aquatic environments and uses water efficiently.
  • Food: to ensure there is a healthy, nutritious, and sustainable food supply that primarily comes from within the region and that Tantramar residents value food and have learned how to store, prepare, and preserve whole foods.
  • Bio-regional Planning: to use planning as a tool whereby we maintain and improve the integrity of all ecosystems.
  • Coast and Infrastructure Strategy: to ensure the health and safety of residents by adapting to climate change threats, while we work to maintain the natural function of wetlands, waterways, and coastal lands.
  • Social Support: to have equal access to a broad range of services for all community members in the region.
  • Regional Transportation: to enjoy a community-based transportation system that provides service to all community members.
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Michael Fox, Ph.D, Professor and Departmental Chair, Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University
mfox@mta.ca
Secondary RCE Contact:
Tracey Wade, MCIP, RPP, Planner, Tantramar 2040, Tantramar Planning District Commission
tracey.wade@tantramarplanning.ca
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