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Dear Friend of Bay of Islands,

I think you will agree that the challenges we face today are pretty staggering.

On too many fronts we are going backwards. Global warming. The widening gap between the rich and poor. Rolling back of environmental laws.

Large-scale industrial harvesting of our forests and oceans. Big multinational box stores stealing livelihoods from our small rural businesses. Environmental disasters and other threats to our health and safety lurk around every corner.

Bay of Islands Center is committed to finding ways to keep moving forward. To help the common people – you and your children and grandchildren – to make a smooth transition to a sustainable future. To implement educational programs and innovative projects at the Center and by so doing, discover the best practices and appropriate technologies – ways for humanity to survive in tomorrow’s world of a changing global climate and the radical transformation of our oil dependent economies.

Why should you help us?
See our Vision Statement

Now, Bay of Islands Center offers soft landings for those who wish to be proactive and help us find ways to build sustainable communities in rural Nova Scotia. Communities comprised of artisans and trades people working in low-impact forestry, farming and small scale industry.

Our support is growing – in Europe and the US, in the rest of Canada. We know from your response to our work that we are on the right track.

But now, Bay of Islands needs your help.

We are proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past four years with a shoestring budget and an amazing group of volunteers. But our less-than-aggressive fundraising hasn’t kept pace with our overhead. We’ve realized that we need to ask our friends and readers for help more frequently. We don’t ask for your help often but we need your help now.

Until now, our funding has come 100% from the members of our board and visitors to the Center. This has stretched our resources past their limits and we now need help from you, our website readers. No pop-up ads. No large corporate sponsors. No selling or renting of our mailing lists. We depend on you.

We need to raise $25,000 to make it through the coming six months and to continue the work at the Center. Can we count on your help?

Whatever amount you can afford would help us a lot.

You can make a secure, online donation right now.

Thanks so much. We can’t do it without you.


Gail Martin
Director of Public Relations

You are our only source of funding. We need you to pitch in. Without your help, we cannot continue our work. Thanks!

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