Hard hats and work boots: energy efficiency could create 25,000+ jobs in New Brunswick

Will you commit to aggressive investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy that will create good-paying jobs for tradespeople in New Brunswick?The transition to an energy-efficient economy would create more than 25,000 full-time jobs in New … [Read more...]

“They put their own interests well above their neighbours”

Will you commit to cracking down on pesticide use that threatens wild fish and critical fisheries, such as lobster and scallop, in the Bay of Fundy?Just weeks after Canada’s top environmental watchdog called for big improvements to government … [Read more...]

Resilience by nature

Will you commit to protecting at least 10 per cent of land and water in New Brunswick by 2020, including increases to buffer zones along our rivers and streams, and protecting drinking water watersheds and wetlands in our Crown forest?New … [Read more...]

New Brunswick youth pushing for plastic bag ban

Will you protect our ocean, parks, rivers and lakes by committing to banning single-use plastic bags in New Brunswick? “Remembering to bring a bag to the store is as simple as remembering to bring your car keys to your car,” says petition founder, … [Read more...]

Solar herd: check out N.B’s first solar farm on Open Farm Day!

This September, get a chance to see the provinces’ largest solar farm! As part of Open Farm Day in New Brunswick (Sept. 16, 2018), Auenland Farm will be holding an open house to let you see their solar operation first hand. After 35 years of dairy … [Read more...]

“Their excitement about the potential for solar energy grew the more they learned”

Things are heating up at Saint John’s Social Enterprise Hub – it is now home to the largest solar project in the city. The 60-panel installation is expected to prevent about 15.6 tonnes of carbon pollution from entering the atmosphere each year by … [Read more...]

Report calling for ecological forestry in Nova Scotia offers roadmap for better forest management in N.B.

A major review of forestry in Nova Scotia offers a blueprint for developing an ‘ecological forestry plan’ in the Bluenose Province — and containing many a lesson for New Brunswick’s old-fashioned approach to forest management. The report, carried … [Read more...]

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...]

They put their own interests well above that of their neighbours: Fundy Baykeeper

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, is calling on the province for greater enforcement and oversight of aquaculture companies. Information following the Northern Harvest Sea Farms pesticide case was obtained by the CBC this week. Emails between the … [Read more...]

Severe weather should trigger concerns about water: Corbett

Our executive director, Lois Corbett, told the CBC that the extreme weather we have been facing should be a wake-up call for our governments to better prepare to protect our water systems. “With these extreme rains, and in the winter, ice storms, … [Read more...]