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In 2012, NSFM's Board of Directors passed a motion to add a $5 carbon surcharge fee to its conference registrations to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions generated from hosting these events, as well as on its expense claims for staff and committee members to offset travel. NSFM holds all carbon surcharge money collected in a special account and disburses it annually at its Fall Conference to support local, small-scale initiatives that help our municipalities reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Past Recipients 

2023 West Hants Regional Municipality (WHRM) Commitment to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable practices
2022 N/A N/A
2021 Town of New Glasgow Electrical Vehicle Project
2021 District of Saint Mary's Bike-Friendly Business Program
2019 County of Victoria Winterize the Charity Re-Use Centre 
2019 Town of Wolfville Sustainability Orientation for Students
2018 District of West Hants Water Leak Detection Program
2017 Town of Middleton Bike Repair Station Project
2017 County of Pictou Food Producers Network
2016 District of Lunenburg Electric Bike Program
2015 Town of Kentville Green Roof Project
2014 County of Inverness Community Energy Reduction Project
2014 District of West Hants Residential Water Conservation Initiative