The CCNB Blog

“I don’t understand how you can walk that beam”: Corbett on deputy minister’s double duty

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, is questioning the decision to put the top civil servant responsible for developing forestry and energy policies also in charge of the environmental rules that govern those sectors, and says now is not the time … [Read more...]

Louise Comeau talks #BetterThanNormal recovery on Turning Point series

Dr. Louise Comeau, director of our climate change and energy solutions program, spoke about the economic recovery New Brunswick needs—built around improved food security, energy security, and stronger protections for nature and water—as a panelist on … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations – 5th Annual Beth McLaughlin Environmental Journalism Award

It's that time of the year again! The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to announce nominations are open for our 5th annual Beth McLaughlin Environmental Journalism Award,  presented annually in recognition of in-depth and thoughtful … [Read more...]

Invest in energy retrofits, renewables to reboot economy — experts

Earlier this month, leading American and British economists released the results of their examination of economic stimulus projects launched in the wake of the 2008 recession and their paper has some good news.  Boosting renewable energy or energy … [Read more...]

Celebrate #WorldBeeDay by planting a feast for our bees!

The beautiful and buzzing mixed-wood Acadian forest of the Maritimes is dependent on pollinators such as bumblebees. The native black cherry and basswood trees require insect pollination, as do native shrubs such as hazelnut and staghorn sumac, … [Read more...]

Preparing for #BetterThanNormal: Conservation Council sends input on economic recovery plan for safer, healthier, more resilient New Brunswick in open letter to Premier Higgs

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick marked Earth Week by calling for an economic recovery plan for New Brunswick that ensures our communities are more secure, safe, healthy and resilient in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and as citizens … [Read more...]

Be kind. Be patient. #BeWell

The world has changed in extraordinary ways over the last few weeks. And with it, nearly every aspect of our lives. There is uncertainty. We are worried, anxious, at times afraid. But in the midst of the unprecedented upheaval caused by the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Take care and #BeWell in times of crisis

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you resources to help us all get through this extraordinary time. We share a great presentation from our Dr. Louise Comeau on how we can support each other and advance the important grassroots movements in New … [Read more...]

Woodstock wood producer supports Wolastoqey loggers earning a livelihood

Hardwood trees at a log yard in Woodstock. Photo by NB Media Co-op This story originally appeared in the New Brunswick Media Co-op on April 1, 2020. A lifelong Woodstock wood producer wants Indigenous loggers in New Brunswick to be able to earn … [Read more...]

Saving energy while staying home

Well, these certainly are interesting times.  I’m glad it’s warming up, so my old house — now home office — is a bit more comfortable.  But I’m certainly using more electricity than usual.  Our families and friends are all dealing with … [Read more...]