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Featured article

Glyphosate Spraying Up 30% On Crown Forest Since 2005

Think there is more herbicide spraying happening in your neck of the woods these days? If you live near Crown land, you’re right—by a significant margin.

Glyphosate-based herbicide spraying on New Brunswick’s Crown forest is up 30 per cent compared to what was sprayed 17 years ago, according to data from the National Forestry Database and GeoNB.

community art fundraiser

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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Sign On For A Fully-Electric School Bus Fleet In New Brunswick

We’re calling on the New Brunswick government to follow the example of neighbouring Prince Edward Island and Quebec by putting in place a strong mandate and clear targets to achieve a 100 per cent electric school bus fleet over the next few years.

Send Your #StopSpraying Letter

Use our letter-writing tool to tell your MLA, the provincial government, and all party leaders to ban the spraying of our forest. Our pre-written letter will get you started, but we encourage you to add your comments on spraying and large-scale clearcutting and how it has affected you.

Send Your #CleanEnergy Letter

Use our letter-writing tool to call on Minister Holland for an affordable, reliable, sustainable electricity system in New Brunswick and a plan to hit 80 per cent renewables by 2030.

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Sign On For A Fully-Electric School Bus Fleet In N.B.

We’re calling on the New Brunswick government to follow the example of neighbouring Prince Edward Island and Quebec by putting in place a mandate and clear targets to achieve a 100 per cent electric school bus fleet over the next 10 years.

Electric school buses just make sense. They are better for our kids’ health and they reduce the carbon pollution that is driving climate change and extreme weather. 

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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. 

EcoAlert Magazine

EcoAlert is the Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s membership magazine. It brings you environmental news, exciting stories, and important action alerts from across our province.

Webinars and Events

Recorded webinar: Benefits and Challenges to Electrifying New Brunswick’s School Bus Fleet

Watch our June 22 webinar on the benefits and challenges of electrifying New Brunswick’s school bus fleet.

Recorded Webinar: Electrifying Canada — What Citizens Want and Need to Accept Change

Rewatch our June 9 webinar co-hosted by Climate Access and Climate Narratives Initiative on what matters most when it comes to social acceptance of renewable energy and transmission projects.

Recorded Webinar: Factors affecting social acceptance of renewable energy and transmission projects

Rewatch our May 24 webinar on factors influencing social acceptance of renewable energy and transmission projects in communities.

Featured Stories

A Baykeeper Must-Watch: Last of The Right Whales

The powerful documentary tells the plight of the North Atlantic right whale—so named because the majestic, docile creature’s curious nature brought it so close to the hull of whaling ships it was an easy target, the ‘right whale’ for hunting.

Climate Anxiety – A Father’s Perspective

Adam Mahoney reflects on the parenting challenge of our era — how do we talk about climate change with our children?

“What Happens To The Alewife Happens To Us”

The Peskotomuhkati Nation continues to lead an inspiring restoration of the Skutik (St. Croix) River.

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