Lessons from Al Etmanski and Six Nova Scotian Changemakers
A book launch and workshop organized on behalf of Engage Nova Scotia.
If necessity is the mother of invention, who is the other parent? Al Etmanski began his “book unlaunch” in North End Halifax with this unlikely question. His answer was just as unlikely. He said that when necessity comes together with love—with caring and passion—we have what it takes to have long-lasting impact. Successful changemakers are “passionate amateurs” who see a need and respond because they care, not just because it’s their job description.
Nova Scotians are stepping up to create new opportunities and build stronger communities. Thanks to everyone who contributed photos and to the Newfoundland trio The Once for the beautiful music. Compiled for the Stepping Up conference sponsored by Engage Nova Scotia, June 16, 2015.
A three-session workshop inspired by the writing of Charles Eisenstein and co-led with the fabulous Gabrielle Donnelly and Marguerite Drescher.