Carbon-Free Colchester

A community energy and emissions plan for the Municipality of the County of Colchester

Carbon-Free Colchester will...

provide a pathway for Colchester to achieve its climate change targets, identify economic development opportunities from the green economy, and reduce Colchester's reliance on fossil fuels .

Setting Targets

Colchester will set greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption targets that align with global climate change understanding


Carbon Inventory

Detailed modelling will provide Colchester with an inventory of energy use and emissions production both now, and into the future

Public Involvement

Community matters! The voices and thoughts of all of Colchester will help shape the development and implementation of this plan

Economic Development

Colchester can embrace the green economy, develop new industries, and save residents money

Carbon-Free Colchester Presentation Series

Climate Change & Mi'kmaq Knowledge

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021


Come and learn how climate change is impacting the Mi’kmaw moon calendar as well as Mi'kmaw knowledge systems, world view and how that has changed. Along with community based climate monitoring through a Mi’kmaq lens and how to monitor using techniques such as citizen science from staff at The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq.

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq is a non-profit organization based in Millbrook First Nation with a mandate to “proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaw communities’ initiatives toward self determination and enhancement of community”. The CMM delivers a variety of community programs and advisory services to First Nations communities in Nova Scotia.


Cheyenne MacDonald – Climate and Agriculture Project Manager, Environment & Natural Resources

Kara Pictou – Climate Monitoring Coordinator, Environment & Natural Resources

Alanna Syliboy – Mi’kmaw Knowledge & Community Engagement Manager, Aquatic Resources & Fisheries Management

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Carbon-Free Colchester Presentation Series:
Green Homes

Monday June 28, 2021


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Contact Joanna, at to get more information on the project