Edmundston first city in N.B. to declare climate emergency

Edmundston has become the first municipality in New Brunswick to declare a climate emergency, CBC News reports. The northern New Brunswick city joins Halifax, Vancouver and several communities in Quebec in adopting a declaration to fight climate … [Read more...]

Take part in our EcoHomes tour, then take advantage of NB Power’s new energy efficiency programs!

Do you ever find yourself wishing you could live more efficiently, but not sure when or how to start making the transition? Good news! NB Power and the provincial government recently unveiled new programs to help homeowners and businesses lower … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Illegal pesticides, beating plastic pollution, and big job gains from energy efficiency

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our Fundy Baykeeper's scathing reaction to N.B.-based Northern Harvest Sea Farms' deliberate use of illegal pesticides in the Bay of Fundy; we give you the good news from Moncton about a possible looming ban … [Read more...]

New study shows energy efficiency investments will create 25,000+ jobs in New Brunswick

The transition to an energy-efficient economy would create more than 25,000 full-time jobs in New Brunswick and increase the provincial GDP by $4.9 billion over the next 13 years, according to a new study from Dunsky Energy Consulting. The study, … [Read more...]

Corbett talks Just Transition Task Force for coal phase out

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told media outlets that the Just Transition Task Force will have coal workers’ backs, and that the transition away from coal-fired electricity will create more job opportunities for workers and communities in the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Smart stewardship, help for whales, and a big ‘thank you!’

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a great story about conservation in action from the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy; we give you our reaction to and analysis of the long-awaited New Brunswick water protection strategy, and then our less … [Read more...]

No incentives: Corbett pans province’s climate change bill

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett largely panned the provincial government’s new climate change legislation, telling reporters the legislation misses the mark on pricing carbon and doesn’t provide enough help to New Brunswickers to use less fossil … [Read more...]

Ride on the Electric School Bus

Some students in the Moncton area will travel to school in true 21st century style when classes resume next week. Two electric school buses will be added to the Anglophone East School District and Francophone South School District fleets as part … [Read more...]

Conservation Council statement on release of 2017 Ice Storm Review

Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council, today issued the following statement: “The Clerk of the Executive Council’s review of the January 2017 Ice Storm, released today, shines a spotlight on just what more works need to … [Read more...]

“A good challenge” to government: Corbett on AG climate change report

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, appeared in stories by several media outlets responding to the Auditor General’s report on climate change action in N.B. Corbett was quoted in articles by The Canadian Press, the New Brunswick … [Read more...]

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