[Sust-mar] Upcoming Nova Scotia Environmental Network Events: Legal Workshops, Meet & Greets, and Justice for the Planet Talk from July 8-July 14 around NS

NSEN nsen at cen-rce.org
Tue Jun 26 10:33:50 EDT 2007

Upcoming Nova Scotia Environmental Network Events - please circulate!

Environmental Legal Toolkit Workshops

This is your opportunity to participate in an environmental law and policy
workshop led by legal experts. Learn the legal tools to protect the earth!
The workshops will run from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and are being held in four
different locations in Nova Scotia. 

Monday, July 9
St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 342 St. George St. Annapolis Royal 

Wednesday, July 11 
Weldon Law School, Dalhousie University, 6061 University Ave., Halifax (Rm.

Friday, July 13
Keating Millennium Centre, St. F.X., Antigonish, (Conference Room C)

Saturday, July 14
Southend Community Centre, 28 Hillview Ave., Sydney (Woodill Room.)

Workshop Description: 
These one-day training sessions will educate Nova Scotians about the legal
tools available to protect our air, water, land and human health. The
workshop will be led by experienced lawyers from the Sierra Legal Defence
Fund and the East Coast Environmental Law Association. The workshops have
been organized by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network with funding from
the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia. Workshop fees include nutrition breaks,
lunch and a binder of workshop and reference material. 
Early Bird: $35 NSEN members, $40 non-members (After July 6: $45) 

For a registration form and for more information, please contact:        
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
55 Willowbend Court, Halifax, NS, B3M 3L3
Phone: 902.454.6846    Email: nsen at cen-rce.org    Website: www.nsen.ca

Justice for the Planet:
Taking Canada to Court

Robert Wright, Senior Counsel
Sierra Legal

Tuesday, July 10
7:30-9:00 PM
Room 105 of the Weldon Law School
6061 University Avenue, Dalhousie University

Free public presentation. Reception to follow.

Come to hear how Sierra Legal has launched the first global warming lawsuit
in Canada, alleging that the federal government is  breaching domestic law
by not meeting its international commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
Robert will also be speaking on his work in upholding the federal Fisheries
Act, including legal challenges to the destruction of fish habitat by
dragger fishing taking place on the Georges Bank and the construction of
causeways through listed salmon rivers in Labrador, as well as a  legal
intervention in P.E.I.'s challenge of the federal government's historic
fisheries management on the basis of a violation of the public trust.

Robert is the senior counsel for Sierra Legal's Toronto office. He obtained
his law degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Laws
degree from Cambridge University, and has appeared as counsel at all court
levels in Ontario, as well in the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada
. Sierra Legal is Canada’s largest environmental law organization, dedicated
to enforcing and strengthening the laws that safeguard our environment,
wildlife and public health.

Organized by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN). Co-sponsored by
the East Coast Environmental Law Association (ECELA) and the Marine &
Environment Law Institute (MELI). For more information, please call NSEN
454-6846 or visit our web site: www.nsen.ca

Connecting for the Earth
Meet & Greet

Come out to meet staff from the Nova Scotia Environmental Network, Sierra
Legal and the East Coast Environmental Law Association. Light refreshments
provided. Displays and draw prizes. Free and open to the public. Everyone

Sunday, July 8 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Clean Annapolis River Project, Train Station, 
151 Victoria St. Annapolis Royal

Thursday, July 12 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Keating Millennium Centre, St. F.X., Antigonish, 

Friday, July 13 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Southend Community Centre, 28 Hillview Ave., Sydney 


Tamara Lorincz
Executive Director  (NSEN)
Nova Scotia Environmental Network 
55 Willowbend Ct. 
Halifax, NS Canada B3M 3L3
Phone: 902-454-6846
Fax: 902-454-6841
Email: nsen at cen-rce.org 
Web Site: www.nsen.ca
*NSEN : Connecting for a Sustainable Future*

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