Green Energy: Making Informed Choices Video Series

Published April 5, 2017

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick would like to help you make informed choices about the energy you use. We’ve created a five-part series of fact sheets and videos to answer these and other questions:

Green Energy Video No.1: Taking Steps Toward a Sustainable Future

Learn about important steps you can take as a homeowner to reduce your energy use, and your heat and electricity bills. Download: English  | French

Green Energy Video No. 2: Solar power: One family’s experience with reliability and security

Explains how the Embergers reduced their reliance on NB Power with the use of solar and wood in their home. Download our FAQ on security and reliability with solar power here: English | French

Green Energy Video No. 3: An Alternative Approach to Renewable Energy

Carl and Karen Duivenvoorden use Bullfrog Power to ensure they support power from renewable energy sources – find out how. Download our FAQ on an Alternative Approach to Renewable Energy here: English | French

Green Energy Video No. 4: Living off-Grid: A Leap of Faith

Jenn and Jay Hannigan have incorporated a hybrid combination of wind, solar and thermal to achieve off-grid living in their home. PDF Download: English  | French | Link to Video

Green Energy Video No. 5: The Value of Energy Efficiency: Audits, Retrofitting and Renewables

How Heather and Blane Smith turned their older home into a net-zero energy producer. Download our FAQ on the Value of Energy Efficiency: Audits, Retrofitting and Renewables here: English  | French

Watch a webinar on carbon narratives in New Brunswick with Program Director of Climate Change and Energy Solutions Dr. Louise Comeau

Published Jan 27, 2017

Carbon pricing is a priority of Canadian and provincial governments. That is why the Conservation Council believes this research looking at how framing carbon pricing in a different light can change the way we view the mechanism will be useful tool for New Brunswickers.

Conservation Council South East New Brunswick Chapter’s Frank Johnston tells us about forest cover loss in New Brunswick

Published Jan 25, 2017

How do you measure forest cover loss in New Brunswick? Let Frank Johnston from the Conservation council of New Brunswick South East Chapter explain how he measured the loss of forest vs. what is regenerated in order to show us just how much of New Brunswick Crown Forest is being cut.

The Great Trees of New Brunswick Book Teaser

Got a great jack pine or another great tree to nominate? The Conservation Council is receiving many great tree nominations for a 2018 book on our great trees but so far our charming scrubby pine is one tree that is missing. We know someone out there has a wonderful story to share about a jack pine. Send your great tree nomination to Tracy at

CCNB Presents: Let’s Get Local! Honeybeans Coffee, Tea, and Treats

Looking for local? Well look no further!

Enjoy this short video made by Samantha Phillips introducing you to a one of a kind cafe in St. Andrews by the Sea – the Honeybeans cafe!

If It’s a cold one, bundle-up with a good book and try some of their organic coffee, or, Loose leaf tea and fresh baked snacks. Otherwise, cool-down from a day on the water with one of their many frozen drinks!

Find them on Facebook by searching @honeybeanscafe, or visit them at 157 Water Street, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick.

Learning Outside with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick

What’s better than watching your young ones splash about their summer swimming hole, roll-around in a colorful and crisp pile of freshly raked leaves, and appreciate New Brunswick natural heritage — now, imagine your child’s classrooms experience took place in nature?

Enjoy this short video created by our talented new intern, Sam Phillips, giving you a inside-look at our Learning Outside Program, where the Conservation Council’s Nadine Ives helps children re-connect with nature by developing creative ways to integrate nature into the teaching of school subjects.

Energy East Oil Pipeline: 30 days to have your say

The proposed Energy East pipeline would be the first oil pipeline built the length of our province. It will carry 1.1-million barrels of crude oil per day from the tar sands in Alberta to facilities in Quebec and Saint John, where the majority will be exported to foreign markets. The National Energy Board must approve this project and if you stand to be affected by it, you can have a say. Watch this instructional video to learn how you can participate in the energy board hearing and speak up on behalf of our water, whales, and the Bay of Fundy.

Where do we stand? 13 years of forest loss in New Brunswick

This short video with animated maps by the Conservation Council shows remarkable forest loss in New Brunswick from 2000 to 2013. The maps reveal that New Brunswick is no longer home to large intact forest areas. The Conservation Council is concerned that the New Brunswick’s forest strategy will further degrade the province’s endangered forest at a time when the province needs to manage the forest for diversity and resiliency to protect our vulnerable wildlife, our rivers and streams and our people who depend on the forest for a living.

Moving Forward: a short documentary showcasing New Brunswick’s renewable energy by Kevin Matthews

A movement toward renewable energy is occurring throughout New Brunswick. Follow Raphael Shay as he tours the province of New Brunswick talking with people who are building a renewable energy future that harnesses the power of water, wind, sun, biomass and biogas. Features Joe Waugh, Efficiency NB; Charles Martin, Edmundston Hydro; Paul Cunningham, Energy Systems and Design; Leonard Larocque, Lameque Wind Cooperative; Jason Juurlink, Falls Brook Centre; Roland Chiasson, Cape Jourimain; Ken Hardie, NB Federation of Woodlot Owners; Esther Samson, Twin Rivers Paper; Jacques Laforge, Biogas; and Marc MacLeod, Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission.

Fundy Baykeeper: a man and his vessel

A fun video on the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott. Video by Amelia Secord.

Upper Miramichi Forest Festival

Too much fun goes into organizing the Upper Miramichi Forest Festival. Video by Amelia Secord.

Musquash Paddle 2012

The Fundy Baykeeper organizes the Musquash Paddle every year in August.

Alewife Run 2012

Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott on the Alewife Run 2012. A video by Amelia Secord.

Save the Sunset Berry Fields & Forest in Fredericton

Fredericton residents worked to save the Sunset berry fields and forest in the summer of 2012. Video by Amelia Secord.

NBers Rally Against Shale Gas in Moncton in June 2012

About 700 rallied against shale gas in downtown Moncton on June 2, 2012. Video by Amelia Secord.

Fiddleheads of Upper Miramichi

CCNB’s Tracy Glynn and Amelia Secord visit Graham Lyons and his fiddlehead production in Upper Miramichi. Graham calls the forest his office. Video by Amelia Secord.

Greenpeace visits the Fundy Baykeeper

Greenpeace Canada’s Oceans Campaigners visit Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott in 2012. Video by Amelia Secord.

CCNB’s No Child Left Inside visits Keswick Ridge School

Keswick Ridge School is getting kids back in nature.

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