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The Conservation Council has been working on environmental issues in New Brunswick since 1969 as a registered charity and an environmental non-profit organization (ENGO).

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Climate change is threatening the things we love

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Close the "Carbon Adjustor" loophole and ban glyphosate spraying

Protecting the land, air and water in New Brunswick.

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The Conservation Council has been working on environmental issues in New Brunswick since 1969 as a registered charity and an environmental non-profit organization (ENGO).

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Send your letter for secure, affordable, sustainable electricity

Join our letter-writing campaign calling on the federal government to implement a strong and effective Clean Electricity Regulation that protects our planet, our communities, and our wallets.

We need you to amplify our call for a strong regulation—that means no extensions or loopholes for fossil fuel companies, no more burning stuff to make electricity, and financial support for people to ensure a smooth, fair and stable transition for all.

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Shifting to Electric School Buses in New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick has set ambitious climate and electrification targets for 2030, including reducing GHG emissions to 46 per cent below 2003 levels and requiring 50 per cent of new light-duty vehicles sold in New Brunswick to be zero-emission vehicles. 

While electric school buses would contribute to these goals, only two are currently on the road in New Brunswick. In contrast, our neighboring provinces such as Quebec and Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) have committed to achieving 65 per cent and 100 per cent electric fleets by 2020.

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Clean Fuel Regulations should be paid for by industry, not consumers

While other countries implement windfall taxes to ensure fair contributions from polluting companies, New Brunswick is creating loopholes that benefit these companies at the expense of its citizens.

As citizens and consumers, it’s crucial to raise our voices and hold our elected officials accountable. Write to your MLA and MP to demand fossil fuel companies pay their fair share. Let them know that New Brunswickers should not bear the burden of inaction by petroleum producers. Together, we can ensure a fair and sustainable future for all.

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Browse through our gallery of local nature-themed artwork

Thirty percent of all proceeds go to the Conservation Council

So impressed by the efficacy and impact of art to inspire climate action, CCNB now independently supports this creative community.  Under the guidance of Juliana Bedoya and musician/writer/artist activist Laura Barron, artists have continued to express, through art, their ideas and feelings about climate change.

Their work is intended to inspire changes in behaviours in New Brunswick, and to offer a space for reflection on ways we might repair our relationship with nature, partly by experiencing its healing power reflected in the artwork.  

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Electricity Vision

Our definition of cleaner electricity has two components. First, cleaner electricity relies primarily on non-polluting sources like wind, solar and existing hydro technologies and it is used efficiently. These renewable technologies have lower environmental impact than electricity generated from coal, oil and natural gas that generate greenhouse gases when burned causing the global heating that is supercharging our weather. Second, our sustainable electricity portfolio needs to be affordable and reliable.

The Electricity Vision is focused on the phase out of coal-fired electricity and ensures our regional electricity system is 90 per cent emissions free before 2030 as required by federal regulation and climate change policy. 

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Lack Of Fairness, Trust, Participation Kills Renewable Energy Projects, Not NIMBYism

If developers, governments, and utilities want to build renewable energy projects, they must first build a process that is fair, that citizens trust and in which they can participate and influence outcomes, particularly around siting.

That’s the topline conclusion of the Conservation Council’s year-long research into why renewable energy projects fail from public opposition despite the majority of Canadians being supportive of more wind and solar developments.

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Spraying in New Brunswick

Forestry companies spray clearcut areas with herbicides to kill hardwoods and vegetation that compete with the spruce, fir and pine they grow in plantations.

The Conservation Council has long advocated that the province stop the old-fashioned, citizen-funded practice of spraying the forest. Quebec banned the spraying of its public forest more than 15 years ago. Glyphosate, the main active ingredient in most herbicides used in Crown forest operations in New Brunswick, was listed as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in 2015. 

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