CEPI Youth 2018 Conference

Changing Climates, Changing Economies

The CEPI Youth Conference 2018 brought together youth from across Unama’ki (Cape Breton) to listen to stories, discuss and debate ideas, and offer their own insights that will inspire the future of the Island. The conference was designed around three pillars: Leadership, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship, with a focus on the Bras d’Or Lakes and the environmental stewardship of the Island. Participants heard from those who have championed the environment all while building thriving enterprises, in addition to workshops facilitated by leaders across sectors, backgrounds, and of all ages. They were…


Micro Plastic Workshop

Day 1

CEPI Youth of Eskasoni first nation started taking samples today. Youth were introduced this morning to what micro plastics are, where they are found, and where they come from. Did you know that micro plastics are found world wide even in places humans have never stepped foot at? During sampling, the youth did a quick shoreline clean up - finding trash smaller than a cigarette butt, and as large as a whole BBQ. Tomorrow youth will take a couple more samples and observe the samples under the microscope. Stay tuned!


Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games

Calling all vendors at the Summer Games!

CEPI Youth, UINR, We'koqma'q First Nation and the NS Mi'kmaw Summer Games have teamed up to bring you the first ever GREEN VENDOR COMPETITION! Awards will be given to the vendors who take the most care in proper waste disposal, recycling and the use of environmental friendly products! To make sure we see your space/efforts, feel free to tag us on social media! And use the hashtag #KeepSummerGamesGreen!!


Keep our Mniku Clean

Every summer since 1742 Chapel Island First Nation hosts the annual St. Annes Mission, the longest continuous Catholic mission in Canada. Mi’kmaq people from all over gather on a small island on the Bras d’Or Lake for an average of two weeks, some stay even longer. The island has no running water or no electricity. Overrun by hundreds of people daily, waste management there was a big problem. CEPI Youth started the movement - Keep Our Mniku Clean - in 2019 and gathered donations of clear garbage bags and blue…