Moncton restaurant cuts out plastic straws entirely

Congratulations to St. James Gate for making efforts to reduce its ecological footprint! The local company’s restaurants in Moncton, Dieppe and Shediac are no longer offering plastic straws to their customers. According to the owner, Kolin Barely, … [Read more...]

September EcoNews: All about spray, schools and salmon

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you which communities’ drinking water supply zones are being sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides; bring you an update on Petitcodiac residents’ quest to end the controversial spraying in their region; give you … [Read more...]

Ride on the Electric School Bus

Some students in the Moncton area will travel to school in true 21st century style when classes resume next week. Two electric school buses will be added to the Anglophone East School District and Francophone South School District fleets as part … [Read more...]

Matt Betts on conserving forest biodiversity Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7PM

Join us in welcoming home New Brunswick-born Dr. Matt Betts as he delivers a talk about how and why we should protect forest biodiversity. An award-wining environmental scientist professor in the Faculty of Forest Science & Society at Oregon … [Read more...]

NEB gets failing grade on Bay of Fundy impacts, says Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told media outlets this week she is pleased the National Energy Board (NEB), for the first time ever, will look at the big picture of how carbon pollution will impact our changing climate when reviewing the … [Read more...]

Corbett on 2017 Ice Storm Review

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke to several media outlets about the 2017 Ice Storm Review report, released Friday, Aug. 18. Corbett was quoted in articles by the Fredericton Daily Gleaner, the Canadian Press, … [Read more...]

Conservation Council statement on release of 2017 Ice Storm Review

Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council, today issued the following statement: “The Clerk of the Executive Council’s review of the January 2017 Ice Storm, released today, shines a spotlight on just what more works need to … [Read more...]

How can you help the right whale?

My introduction to the north Atlantic right whale was a spectacular one: standing on a sailboat in the Bay of Fundy surrounded by a pod of the majestic mammals. I could see the curious whales in every direction, some playfully slapping their fins … [Read more...]

Ice storm review report to be released tomorrow

The January 2017 ice storm review report will be released tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 18). Judy Wagner, clerk of the Executive Council and author of the report, will release the review with Public Safety Minister Denis Landry, NB Power CEO Gaëtan … [Read more...]

Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining”

Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining” St. Andrews (N.B.), 14 August 2017 — As Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada meet today under the … [Read more...]

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