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Lack of political will by consecutive govt’s holds climate action hostage: Comeau

New Brunswick's first solar farm, outside of Sussex, N.B. A lack of political will by consecutive provincial governments is holding back New Brunswick’s civil servants from taking stronger action on climate change, says Conservation Council … [Read more...]

No excuse for missing electric vehicle target: Corbett

In Hampton, a row of electric cars were parked with drivers ready to answer questions. After three years of waiting and no provincial incentives for New Brunswickers looking to purchase electric vehicles, the Conservation Council’s Executive … [Read more...]

A piece of N.B.’s carbon pollution revenue “should go back into essential programing”: Corbett

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, recommends that a portion of the carbon revenue should be used to improve essential services that help keep citizens safe from the impacts of climate change. “We’ve got a lot of work to … [Read more...]

“The proof will be in the legislative change”: Corbett on latest changes to forestry management

"The proof will be in the legislative change." This was what the Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, and Rick Doucett, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, had to say about the province’s move to freeze … [Read more...]

Corbett revisits some N.B.’s top environment stories of 2019   

With the beginning of the New Year — better yet, a new decade — comes the chance to look back at the past 12 months, take stock of our successes and failures, and make a commitment to do better – especially when it comes to safeguarding the quality … [Read more...]

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EcoNews — N.B.’s embarrassing energy efficiency ranking, climate action in the Throne Speech, students striking on Black Friday, and Great Trees, Great Gifts

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our message to Premier Higgs after a new report shows New Brunswick is a national laggard on energy efficiency; we welcome new commitments on climate action in the 2019 Speech from the Throne; we invite you to … [Read more...]

A wake-up call for New Brunswick: Matt Abbott on plastic waste in Bay of Fundy

With new research estimating more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are smothering the Bay of Fundy seafloor, and with municipalities already positioned to move forward on a province-wide plastic bag ban, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper … [Read more...]

Reading and artist talk: New Brunswick author invites you to tackle eco-anxiety with a poetic odyssey on the Bay of Fundy

While the world struggles to come to terms with the growing problem of “ecological grief” in the face of the climate crisis – whether it’s the mind-numbing fear of crop-killing droughts, black-outs caused by ice storms, or the slow realization that … [Read more...]

Corbett applauds N.B. water quality report, but calls for more details in next one

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett says the provincial government’s new water quality report provides a solid snapshot of the state of surface water in New Brunswick — though she has recommendations to make the next report even better. "For what … [Read more...]

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