In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our Marine Conservation team’s reaction to the latest IPCC report showing our oceans, coastal communities and inshore fisheries are in deep trouble if we don’t take urgent action to reduce carbon pollution; we let you know where to be tomorrow in communities across N.B. participating in Greta Thunberg’s inspiring #GlobalClimateStrike; and we bring you up to speed on tons of awesome fall events coming up, including our 50th Anniversary Gala next month!
Protecting public health should drive climate policy
Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, and Conservation Council consultant Louise Comeau lay out the benefits of taking climate action for our physical and mental health in this op-ed originally published in Policy Options magazine and Brunswick News publications.
A scientific call to action to protect our coastal communities and fisheries
Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, and Gulf of St. Lawrence Fisheries Specialist Anne Fauré called the IPCC’s special report on climate change and the oceans, issued yesterday, an urgent scientific call to action to reduce the carbon pollution that is unbalancing the climate and bringing devastating changes to our oceans and frozen parts of the planet. Read their full statement below.
Celebrating 50 years of environmental action at our Eco Hero Gala — Oct. 12
After 50 years of environmental action, we can think of no better way to celebrate than to honour the dedicated citizens who have helped make our work possible over the years. Join us Oct. 12 at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton to celebrate our amazing natural heritage and the wonderful people, like you, who protect and restore it. Purchase your tickets today!
#GlobalClimateStrike near you — a listing of climate strikes in N.B. on Friday, Sept. 27
We stand with Greta! Climate strikes and rallies are happeneing in several New Brunswick communities tomorrow. Check out this listing from the NB Media Co-op for details on strikes happening in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Bathurst, Pokemouche, St. Andrews, Edmundston, Rothesay, Sackville and Woodstock.
CPAWS NB 15th Anniversary Celebration– Tonight at 6:30 p.m.!
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – New Brunswick Chapter turns 15 this year! Celebrate their work at a reception tonight from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Odell Lodge in Fredericton.
Ayers Lake Great Trees Corry Sewell Memorial Hike – Sept 29
Pack a hardy lunch, plenty of water and solid pair of hiking boots because if you like our book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick Vol. 2, then you won’t want to miss the Ayers Lake Great Trees Corry Sewell Memorial Hike happening on Sunday, Sept. 29. Join Great Trees co-author David Palmer through the dynamic mosaic of old-growth Acadian forest and freshwater wetlands as we stop to spot some of the magnificent trees featured in our best-selling book. Get the full details here.
Environment-focused election debates in New Brunswick — Oct. 3
100 Debates on the Environment, a national initiative to hold all-candidates debates on environmental issues and climate change, is holding three debates in New Brunswick on Oct. 3. Find the details here for Fredericton, Saint John-Rothesay and Beauséjour. Find out if other environmental debates are happening in N.B. at 100debates.ca.
Nashwaak Watershed Association AGM / blue-green algae presentation – Nov 13
The Nashwaak Watershed Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at The Ville Cooperative in Fredericton. As part of the meeting, Dr. Janice Lawrence of UNB’s biology department will be presenting on cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms in New Brunswick lakes and rivers. The AGM is an excellent opportunity to sign-up or renew your NWAI membership and learn about the work that has been done over the past year and plans for the year ahead.
Save the date: environmental conference Nov. 14-16 in Fredericton
The Conservation Council is organizing a conference about the history of environmental action in New Brunswick over the past 50 years. Stay posted to this space and our Facebook Page for more details!
EOS Eco-Energy Draft-Proofing Work Party
The Sackville region’s EOS Eco-Energy is gearing up for its annual ‘Draft-Proofing Parties’ and you are invited. The group’s free draft-proofing work parties allow a homeowner and guests to learn how to seal air leaks and work together to draft-proof a home. EOS will bring tools, materials, party food and a certified energy advisor to teach about draft-proofing. If you live in the Tantramar region, you’ll want to take advantage of this great opportunity!
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