The Town of Bridgewater Planning Department is managing the project, in partnership with Sustainability Solutions Group as the project consultant, and the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation as the communication and event planning partner. The project lead is Leon de Vreede, Sustainability Planner for the Town of Bridgewater.
Following a public call for participation, these people and organizations have been appointed by Bridgewater Town Council as the initiative’s volunteer Advisory Committee. They represent different sectors of the community:
- Reno Roy (CHAIR) – Michelin North America (Canada) – Bridgewater Plant
- Rick Senior (VICE-CHAIR) – BTS Property Inspections
- Cameron Cochrane – Bridgewater Pharmasave
- Craig Schrader – Developer
- Doug Reid – Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
- Ernest O’Neill – Bridgewater Resident
- Madeline Myers – Bridgewater Resident
- Michael Graves – Bridgewater Town Council representative
- Michael MacKay – Clean Foundation
- Robert Todd – Bridgewater Baptist Church
- Shawn Nolan – Wilsons Fuels Co Ltd
- Vanessa Mossop – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the South Shore
The Advisory Committee meets on the fourth Friday of every other month at Bridgewater Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact us if you would like to attend a meeting.
Technical Working Group
The following individuals have volunteered their time to advise on the project’s technical aspects as a group of independent experts in fields such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, community economic development, education, and community engagement:
- Bob Cervelli & Dr. Gregory Heming – Centre for Local Prosperity
- Alan Warner – Acadia University
- John Colton – Acadia University
- Errol Pereira – Efficiency Nova Scotia
- Shawna Henderson – Bfreehomes Design
- Mary Ellen Donovan – QUEST Canada – Nova Scotia Caucus
Major Project Funders
Energize Bridgewater is receiving approximately half its project funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Municipal Fund. Another major source of funding is the Province of Nova Scotia. The Town of Bridgewater appreciates the support it has received from FCM and the Province of Nova Scotia for this pioneering initiative.
Other project funders and sponsors are recognized under the Partnership program.