Study shows fracking moratorium remains smart public policy

A study showing the impact of fracking wells on groundwater is yet another piece of proof that New Brunswick’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing is sound public policy to protect drinking water and the health and safety of New Brunswickers. The … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spray season starts, ‘mystery product’ from Irving Oil, and three cheers for Learning Outside

In this edition of EcoNews, an oil refinery product is released into a Saint John neighbourhood and Irving Oil won't say what it was; we bring you the first areas slated to be sprayed with herbicides in New Brunswick this summer; share the … [Read more...]

‘Mystery product’ released from Irving Oil refinery in Saint John

The Conservation Council’s executive director Lois Corbett is calling for a ‘good neighbours’ policy after an unidentified product was released into the air from the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John on Sunday, June 17. According to CBC News, the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Shiny rooftops, kicking plastic pollution, and oh so many events

In this edition of EcoNews, we give you some highlights from our first-ever and, it turns out, incredibly popular N.B. EcoHomes Tour; we tell you about the plastics charter we signed onto that gives a roadmap to a plastic-waste-free Canada; invite … [Read more...]

Comfort, shiny rooftops, and inspiration: My trip on the NB EcoHomes tour

This past weekend I had the chance to attend the first-ever Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour. Presented by the Conservation Council and the Saint John chapter of the Council of Canadians, this event was a self-guided tour of 12 homes … [Read more...]

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...]

Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour

Have you wondered what you can do to lessen your home’s carbon footprint? Would you like to learn more about the options available to you and the practical steps you can take to make a real difference? Here is your chance to see what homeowners in … [Read more...]

EcoNews — A guided tour to greener living, how you can help our local bees, and great events to fill your June calendar

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to join us for an historic film on controversial spraying in New Brunswick's forests; we offer you a free passport to a low-carbon future with our upcoming N.B. EcoHomes tour; share a win-win opportunity for … [Read more...]

Film screenings in June: 40th anniversary of Neal Livingston’s Budworks, plus 100 Short Stories

The Conservation Council is hosting a pair of film screenings with award-winning independent filmmaker Neal Livingston on June 12 and June 13, including the 40th anniversary screening of Budworks, a film about the controversial, decades-long budworm … [Read more...]

Take part in our EcoHomes tour, then take advantage of NB Power’s new energy efficiency programs!

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could live more efficiently, but not sure when or how to start making the transition? Good news! NB Power and the provincial government recently unveiled new programs to help homeowners and businesses lower … [Read more...]

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