Sign our petition for a plastic bag ban in Saint John!

Let's tell Saint John City Council it's time to move beyond plastic bags. Waste is an ever-growing issue that far too long has been shrugged off. From New Brunswick's lack of a household composting program, recyclables that are diverted but not … [Read more...]

Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike

Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate crisis. It was the third “Fridays for Future” climate strike … [Read more...]

EcoNews Special Edition — Our shared legacy, a win for climate action, a rousing speech, and Great Moms & Great Trees

In this special edition of EcoNews, we share something we've been anxious to let out: your Conservation Council's big win at NB Power's Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards this week; plus, the wait is finally over: hard copies of The Great Trees of … [Read more...]

With climate change emergency upon us, Saskatchewan court rules carbon tax is constitutional

It didn't take long for the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to determine that the federal government does, indeed, have the constitutional authority to take action on climate change in provinces that choose not to meet minimum national standards for … [Read more...]

Protect us from climate change, Premier Higgs, not the carbon tax

Premier Blaine Higgs should take a stand to protect New Brunswickers from climate change. This is the fight he should be waging. New Brunswickers know climate change is real and is affecting our lives already. From ice and wind storms, to heat … [Read more...]

“If you give me a number, we’ll get them!” Read Corbett’s May Day speech

Nearly 100 New Brunswickers gathered at King's Square in Saint John on May Day to demand that J.D. Irving stop spraying Crown land with glyphosate-based herbicides. It was an inspiring day with New Brunswickers young and old, Anglophone and … [Read more...]

“How many letters will it take?” Photos from the rally against JD Irving’s citizen-funded glyphosate spraying program

New Brunswickers from all walks of life gathered in Saint John on May Day (May 1) to call on J.D. Irving to stop its citizen-funded herbicide spraying program on Crown land. Citizens met at King's Square, some dressed in creative costumes of … [Read more...]

Spillways and elevated highways won’t cut it in the face of the changing climate — we need a better approach to protect our citizens and our water

As New Brunswickers along the Wolastoq (St. John) River face the reality of a second “flood of the century” in two years, it is clear that a new approach to flood management is urgently needed. While some flooding during the spring freshet is … [Read more...]

Ship has sailed on weak environmental assessments: Conservation Council on Bill C-69

(Saint John) The Conservation Council of New Brunswick told the Standing Senate Committee holding hearings on Bill C-69 that the ship has sailed on the era of weak environmental assessments in Canada. Scott Kidd, a longtime member of the … [Read more...]

Make your Earth Day count a little more this year. Speak out for climate action in New Brunswick!

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