Visitors to Halifax’s famed, historic farmers market this weekend were surprised to find lifeboats hanging from the old Keith’s brewery and a SCUBA diver wandering about, among other anomalies.
2049.ca marks the start of Killam Properties’ Green at Heart movement. For complete details on the Green at Heart movement and the change we’re hoping to help make, please take a look at Killam’s new blog.
The 2049.ca idea is pretty basic admittedly. Halifax is a port city with our downtown core resting on a lovely little peninsula. While projections vary on the timing and severity of a rise in sea levels, one thing appears certain: If we don’t get our environmental act together pretty damn quickly, the water levels will rise to an extent that significantly impacts our ability to carry on living where we currently do. Simply put, in 2049 – just 40 years away – if we do not change how we live we could all be screwed.
Most of us are far from perfect where the environment is concerned. We all know of things we could be doing to live more sustainably and we simply choose not to. The Green at Heart movement will seek to wake us all up a bit, to remind us to do our part and keep exploring new ways of living in an environmentally friendly way.
I really love Killam’s approach to it all. They recognize that they too are far from perfect, that they don’t have all the answers and have a lot to learn. But they’re definitely working at getting better – dedicating more and more resources towards finding and implementing environmentally sustainable approaches and experimenting to find out what works and what doesn’t. Of course, apartment living itself is a rather environmentally friendly choice with certain environmental economies of scale, etc.
It’ll be interesting to see where this leads us. I’d love to hear what you think about it all.