Media Releases

40th anniversary screening of Budworks in Fredericton with award-winning independent filmmaker Neal Livingston

Back-to-back film nights at Conserver House include Livingston’s most recent documentary on clean energy and fracking,100 Short Stories FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to host a pair of film screenings with … [Read more...]

Canadian organizations challenge Canada to a zero plastic waste future

In Canada, nearly 90 per cent of plastics end up incinerated, or in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans. Once in the environment, they contaminate ecosystems, kill wildlife, and leach toxic chemicals. It’s time for Canada to deal with its plastic … [Read more...]

Statement on Premier Gallant’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to Premier Brian Gallant’s cabinet shuffle announced today: “We welcome the Hon. Andrew Harvey (MLA — Carleton-Victoria) as he takes over the … [Read more...]

Lois Corbett appointed co-chair of federal government’s Just Transition Task Force for coal phase out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 April 2018 OTTAWA —  The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, has been appointed by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, as the co-chair of the … [Read more...]

Statement on final report and recommendations on water quality at Parlee Beach

Attention News Editors: The provincial government has released the summary report and individual technical reports of the steering committee set up to examine water quality issues at Parlee Beach. Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation … [Read more...]

On Earth Day, as concern over climate change grows, so too does our interest in retrofitting our homes and using more renewable energy

Saint John and St. Andrews — Have you wondered what you can do to lessen your home’s carbon … [Read more...]

Economic research shows Canada can afford to take greater climate action

Canada’s GDP is expected to grow at least 38 per cent by the 2030 Paris Agreement deadline, even with greater greenhouse gas reductions than the current federal plan OTTAWA, ONT. — Meeting Canada’s international climate commitments under the Paris … [Read more...]

Statement on Auditors General report on climate change action across Canada

Attention News Editors: Executive Director Lois Corbett made the following statement with respect to the collaborative report released today assessing Canada’s progress on climate change policy and action, prepared by the federal Auditor General … [Read more...]

Environmental groups call on Canadian government to ensure oil and gas companies reduce their carbon emissions, just like everyone else

Ottawa, March 9, 2018 – The federal government must immediately close loopholes and rein in carbon emissions from oil and gas companies, say a broad cross- section of Canada’s major environmental groups. “True leadership in 2018 means having the … [Read more...]

A breakthrough budget for whales, wildlife and water

FREDERICTON — Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s 2018-19 Budget, which included an unprecedented $1.3 billion commitment over five years for protecting land and endangered … [Read more...]