Building equity
in clean energy

Welcome to the Clean Energy and Equity Network website! We work to empower African Nova Scotian and Indigenous peoples with the knowledge and resources to build and participate in the clean economy.

About Us

The Clean Energy and Equity Network is a community shared Network that empowers Indigenous peoples, including the historic African Nova Scotian communities, and all Black diasporas with the knowledge and resources to build and participate in the clean economy. Through Network membership, communities and organizations can participate in knowledge sharing, clean energy education and engagement.

Our Partners

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The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM)

The CMM is a Tribal Council incorporated in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. Starting with a team of two staff members, almost thirty years later the organization is supported by more than a hundred employees.

 

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Native Council of Nova Scotia

The Native Council of Nova Scotia is the self-governing authority for the large community of Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples residing off-reserve in Nova Scotia throughout traditional Mi’kmaq territory. Our goal is to operate and administer a strong and effective Aboriginal Peoples Representative Organization that serves, advocates, and represents our community.

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ONE North End 

The One North End (ONE) Community Economic Development Society collaborates with communities, businesses, corporations, non-profits, government, and academia to identify high-demand sectors. As a result, we build capacity within those sectors to support vulnerable populations to actively develop career paths and entrepreneurs through collective impact strategies that lead to co-created initiatives.

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Clean Foundation

A program delivery non-profit, Clean Foundation helps the communities in which we work make real progress toward a cleaner future by taking on climate change challenges. We bring specialized teams together to work on complex problems, delivering clean projects and programming to help make the biggest impact for the communities we support.  

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Clean Energy and Equity Network Goals

CEEN is committed to empowering African Nova Scotians and Indigenous Peoples to enter the clean economy through clean energy education and training. Here is a list of objectives we have set to achieve that goal:

Diverse and Inclusionary Policy

Increase the diversity and inclusionary policies in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sector in Nova Scotia.

Economic and Social Benefits

Increase economic and social benefits related to the renewable energy sector for African Nova Scotian and Indigenous communities, including opportunities for jobs and supply chain involvement in renewable energy.

Knowledge & Experience

Increase the knowledge in, and practical experience in, clean energy among African Nova Scotian and Indigenous communities and peoples.

Education

Using a ‘train the trainer’ approach, provide impactful and innovative context-specific renewable energy/clean energy education for children, teens, adults and elders.

Champions & Leaders

Promote renewable energy champions and strengthen clean energy leadership in historically marginalized communities in Nova Scotia.

Renewable Energy

Contribute to community-based renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Capacity

Enhance the capacity of African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Peoples to engage with governments, organizations, and businesses from positions of strength and strategy in renewable energy initiatives.

Training

Offer renewable energy and energy efficiency training to members of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities. Members of under-represented groups will be trained to become certified energy advisors, renewable energy tradespeople, and clean energy analysts.