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Atlantic Canadians think ocean protection can help grow the economy, says newly released polling 

        January 29, 2020 — Recently released polling reveals Atlantic Canadians recognize the ocean’s importance to Atlantic Canada’s economy while strongly supporting increased marine protection. The polling was … [Read more...]

Statement on clean energy deal between New Brunswick and Quebec 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about NB Power and Hydro-Quebec’s agreement on the Mactaquac dam refurbishment and clean energy supply. “Bringing … [Read more...]

Conservation Council responds to approval of N.B.’s carbon price for consumers

Attention News Editors: Louise Comeau, Director of the Conservation Council’s Climate Change and Energy Solutions Program, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government approving New Brunswick’s carbon pricing system for … [Read more...]

Think local. Support local. Buy local, this holiday season

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is reminding moms and dads that they have a free, easy-to-use service right at their fingertips chock full of wonderful, local gifts that will make any recipient feel warm and fuzzy this holiday … [Read more...]

Conservation Council of New Brunswick reacts to climate action commitments in Throne Speech

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to see significant commitments to addressing climate change in the 2019 Speech from the Throne, including: Establishing a carbon pricing system and introducing legislation … [Read more...]

Statement: Premier failing seniors, small businesses by lagging on energy efficiency 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of Efficiency Canada’s first-ever provincial energy efficiency scorecard. She is … [Read more...]

Conservation groups applaud Government of New Brunswick’s commitment to 10% of Province in Protected Areas by 2020

     A coalition of five provincial environmental and conservation organizations: the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Nature Conservancy of Canada – Atlantic, Nature NB, … [Read more...]

Conservation Council celebrates New Brunswick’s environmental heroes at 50th anniversary gala

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick celebrated 50 years of environmental action this weekend by honouring the people and organizations who have worked with us to improve the lives of New Brunswickers and the health of our … [Read more...]

N.B. municipalities vote in favour of province-wide plastic bag ban as Atlantic Canadians say loud and clear: governments and manufacturers have to clean up their act

FREDERICTON — The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick will call on the provincial government to ban single-use plastic bags across the province.  The union, which represents 60 cities, towns and villages across N.B., voted in favour of the … [Read more...]

IPCC’s special report on climate change and oceans is scientific call to action to protect coastal communities and critical inshore fisheries

The Conservation Council’s Marine Conservation Program issued the following statement with respect to the release of today’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … [Read more...]

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