Canadians around the nation are sending letters to halt and reverse nature loss!
This December, officials from 195 countries and the European Union gathered to discuss global progress on nature protection and come up with a plan to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030.
Because the world is watching, Nature Canada’s NatureBus has been visiting communities all over the country to collect messages of support for a plan to restore nature and deliver these messages to the Prime Minister at NatureCOP in Montreal
Although New Brunswick did a fantastic job in gathering letters (including more than 500 gathered right here in Fredericton), we need to keep the pressure on leaders in order to ensure that they follow through with a concrete plan to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.
Use our letter-writing templates below to add your voice to this national campaign in support of biodiversity!
More than 500 letters, art pieces and poems is a good start — but New Brunswick isn't done yet!
What's happened at Conserver House?
Throughout December our ‘From Harm to Harmony’ community artist collective visited schools all over the province to encourage people to write letters to the Prime Minster and Canadian delegates heading to the NatureCOP in Montreal.
On Dec. 4, community members and our artist collective met with Nature Canada’s NatureBus tour at the Conserver House on its it way to NatureCOP in Montreal for inspiring activities for an afternoon of letter-writing session and an art exhibition which featured local mandalas, poetry and the results of a 28-day painting challenge for climate action.
If you didn't catch the bus, send a digital message to make sure your voice is heard by world leaders at NatureCOP!
Send an Email to Prime Minister Trudeau and Ministers Freeland, Guilbeault and Wilkinson
Tell the Twitterverse you sent your NatureCOP letter by tweeting at:
@JustinTrudeau @s_guilbeault @cafreeland @JonathanWNV
Use these hashtags!
#NextStopNatureCOP #NatureBus #dontCOPout #NatureCOP #COP15 #ForNature #30×30 #NatureBasedSolutions
Children's letter (writing prompts)
NatureBus Project Facilitator
Émerise Leblanc-Nowlan, retired from her career as a mental health nurse, obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Université de Moncton and received the Pascal Certificate of Excellence.
Émerise has participated in several painting and textile art exhibitions in Ottawa, Bouctouche and Moncton. She also managed her own art gallery Artgora for 10 years.
Author and illustrator under the artist’s name Emy, the Acadian has published five children’s books with Bouton d’or Acadie. She has received the iParenting Media Award and the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Award.
Since 2005, Émerise has participated in several school animation projects combining art and writing in schools in the Moncton, Edmundston, Dartmouth, Montreal, and Ottawa regions.
Émerise is currently the director of the Banque d’Art Populaire Acadien collections at the Kent Museum in Bouctouche, and member of: Gallery 12, AAAPNB (Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick), CAR/FAC, TIGHR (The international Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers), and les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo.
About From Harm to Harmony Community Art Project
Our From Harm to Harmony Community Art project connects New Brunswick artists of all levels and backgrounds with experienced artist facilitators to help express participants’ feelings about climate change and environmental issues while raising awareness about these challenges and their solutions.
By creating awareness about the specific challenges that climate change poses in New Brunswick, such as increased flooding, summer droughts, decreasing biodiversity caused by human industry, etc., we hope to inspire New Brunswickers to adopt more thoughtful practices (buying local, tree planting and species restoration, habitat conservation, reducing and recycling packaging, etc.) that will mitigate or redress the negative impacts of climate change.
Inspiring Action. Nurturing Artists. Building Community
Explore the Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Community Arts Project