Design at Sealevel

 
 
 

Welcome to Sealevel Special Projects.

 
 

MITx ULab

Halifax Forum Farmers’ Market

Founded by John Sipos in May 2015, the Forum Market attracts farmers, artists & craftspeople, as well as food preparation specialists and offers folks on the Halifax peninsula a wonderful venue for shopping for fresh local produce, meat and eggs, baked goods, arts & crafts – music and community involvement!


 
 

MITx ULab

MITx: 15.S23x U.Lab:
Transforming Business, Society, and Self

A massive open online course MOOC attracting 28,000 participants learning listening techniques, contemplation, design and rapid prototyping. Might we be able to transition from a predominately egocentric to predominately ecocentric economy that takes into account the wellbeing of the whole?

 
 

Genuine Nova Scotia Oatcakes

Genuine Nova Scotia Oatcakes

The legend continues of the humble oatcake with a higher moral purpose: the finest ingredients all sourced locally; zero waste packaging; and basic goodness in every bite! What's not to like? What's not to love!

 
 

10% Shift Nova Scotia

10% Shift Nova Scotia

If Nova Scotians shift just 10% of their annual spending to local goods and services it would inject more than $2 billion directly into the provincial economy. (Over 30 years that's more than double the impact of the Ships Start Here contract.) This is an easy way to ensure prosperity.

 
 

Coastal Wetlands of the World

Coastal Wetlands of the World: Geology, Ecology, Distribution & Applications

Salt marshes and mangrove forests, the intertidal wetlands of the world’s coastlines, provide key ecological services to all areas of the globe, and are vital sinks and sources in carbon budgets. They are crucial indicators of both modern-day anthropogenic impacts on climate and ecosystems, and paleoecological changes during much of Earth’s history.

 
 
 

Kyle Jackson's Schmidtville (detail)

Kyle Jackson

Kyle has been painting Halifax (among other things) since 1985. It's an impressive body of work over 50 paintings strong – and he's not stopping, rather he's getting to know the city he loves better and better!

Visit Kyle's Online Gallery

 
 

Black River Wind Energy

Black River Wind

In late 2012 and 2013 Black River Wind Limited built and now has operating a 3 wind turbine 5600kw combined installation in eastern Nova Scotia and Western Cape Breton Island.

Installation Slide Show

 
 

Tibetan Carpets

Tibetan Carpets

It's easy to assert there is no better floor covering. Did you know fine Tibetan Carpets are available right here in Halifax? That heirloom quality rugs that will last for generations are not more expensive than knockoffs of far less quality and that you can purchase in the showroom, online, and also custom design? Visit tibetancarpets.ca

 
 

Zero Emissions Day

Zero Emissions Day on September 21

The Global 24 hour Moratorium on the use of Fossil Fuels
  1. Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal.
  2. Minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels.
  3. Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally.
  4. Do your best, have fun, enjoy the day!