[Sust-mar] 14 upcoming green, peace and women's events

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Fri May 25 16:11:56 EDT 2007

14 upcoming green, peace and women's events... Kindly distribute. 

An evening with Green Party leader Elizabeth May titled “Environment and the
Economy” on Mon., May 28 7:30 pm at the Tangier Fire Hall, 17559 Hwy #7,
Tangier, Eastern Shore 
Everyone Welcome. Bring a friend! Hall is accessible. Plenty of parking.
Hosted by the Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association. For more information,
please contact:
Eastern Shore Forest Watch
Phone message Line: 889-2629 
Email: forestwatches at yahoo.ca
Web: www.forestwatch.ca

"Growing Against the Grain: Community Gardens At Home and Abroad" Thursday,
May 31
7:00-9:00 PM
Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285 Gottingen Street
The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and the Nova Scotia
Environmental Network invite the general public to an inspiring panel
discussion on community gardening and food security in Nova Scotia and Latin
America. Panelists include Marjorie Willison, Gardening Expert on CBC
Radio, David McCall of the North End Community Gardens, and international
development interns from
Mexico and Honduras.It is a free event, wheel chair accessible and there
will be displays, draw prizes and refreshments. For more information contact
Leigh Muething at (902) 404-9646.

Sable Island Preservation Trust AGM - Please join us on May 31, 2007, at
7:00 pm at Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, NS, for the Sable
Island Preservation Trust’s Annual General Meeting.  Following the business
portion of the meeting, we are pleased to present the “Sable Island
Adventure”, a play performed by students from Ridgecliff Middle School in
Timberlea.  This very successful production was developed, written and
produced in 2006 by James Boyer, local script-writer and elementary school
teacher, and has been touring various schools in the area.  The play focuses
in an entertaining way on the importance of protecting Sable Island habitat
and is a comedic look at some of the issues that face its diverse but
fragile ecosystem.  The Trust is honoured to sponsor this exciting
opportunity for elementary students to learn more about Sable Island while
enjoying a play by their peers.  We hope you will join us at our AGM to hear
more about what Sable Island Preservation Trust has been doing this past
year, to hear about exciting new projects that are planned for the future
and to enjoy an entertaining look at Sable Island through the eyes of a
child!  For information call 425-7225 or email gleblanc at sabletrust.ns.ca.

Rhythm and Roots “The Great Green Get Down” on Friday, June 1 – Fabulous and
Fun Social. Meet new people and support a great cause. Mic Mac Amateur
Aquatics Centre,  Join us for the fun, the music--the 'cool green' party of
the year! Organized by Clean Nova Scotia http://www.clean.ns.ca/ Tickets $50
each, $375 group rate for 8. Main Phone Number: (902) 420-3474.

*CANADIAN COMMUTER CHALLENGE - June 3-9, 2007 – Last year Halifax placed 7th
in its category. Will 2007 be our glory year? Sign your workplace up for the
Commuter Challenge for the chance to win prizes at

HRM Bike Week - June 2-10, Free Harbour Ferry and MetroLink Rides for
Cyclists all week, plus dozens of great events and fantastic prizes. See
<http://www.halifax.ca/bikeweek/> for more details. Interested in
volunteering or sponsoring an event during Bike Week? Contact Laena Garrison
trax at ecologyaction.ca <mailto:trax at ecologyaction.ca> or 429-0924 for more

McNabs and Lawlor Islands Beach Cleanup on June 3
Kick off Environment Week by joining the Friends of McNabs Island Society
for the annual cleanup of McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park.
Date: Sunday June 3, 2007 (raindate June 10)
Time: 10 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Meet at Murphy s on the Water, Cable Wharf, Halifax Waterfront
before 10 a.m. Space on the boat is limited and available on First Come,
First Served basis. Bring work gloves, drinking water, a lunch and
ENTHUSIASM. We will supply the garbage bags and FREE transportation to the
island for volunteers willing to clean up the beaches. Groups of more than
ten persons must pre-register with the Friends of McNabs Island by calling
Cathy at 434-2254 (evenings) or Carolyn (477-0187) by e-mailing
mcnabs at chebucto.ns.ca. Visit www.mcnabsisland.ca for more details. This is
the 14th year that the Friends of McNabs Island have organ
ized a beach cleanup of the islands. Since 1991, volunteers have collected
7,500 bags of garbage and recyclables from McNabs and Lawlor Islands
Provincial Park. 
This community event is sponsored by RRFB Nova Scotia, Clean Nova Scotia,
Parks Canada, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Halifax Regional
Municipality, Murphy s on the Water and McNabs Island Ferry.
For more information contact: 
Cathy McCarthy
434-2254 (evenings) / mcnabs at chebucto.ns.ca / www.mcnabsisland.ca

If Mothers Mattered – Film Screening and Discussion
Come to watch the new documentary The Motherhood Manifesto. The screening
will be followed by a report back on the National Association of Women in
the Law 2007 conference entitled Mothering the Law: Defending Women's Rights
and a facilitated dialogue on how society and governments can better support
the important work done by mothers. There will also be a presentation by the
new organization Equal Voice, getting more women elected to every level of
government. Organized by the Atlantic Advisory Committee on Maternity and
Parental Benefits-Nova Scotia, the Halifax West NDP Riding Association, and
Equal Voice. For more information, please email Tamara Lorincz at
tlorincz at ns.sympatico.ca or call 902-443-2423.

7-9pm, Tues June 5; Bedford Public Library, 15 Dartmouth Road (Wardour

7-9pm, Wed June 6; Lakeside Community Center, 1492 St. Margaret's Bay Road

2-4pm Sat June 9; Keshen Goodman Library, 330 Lacewood Drive

Ocean Gyre Ecology Art Performance will be filmed and documented as an
artistic expression of our concern about our ocean environment.
WHEN: Friday June 8, 2007, From 2 - 3p.m. World Oceans Day
WHERE: Meet at bottom of Citadel Hill, corner of Sackville and Bell.
(Rain date June 9, 2 - 3p.m)
WHAT:  Four circles of people will run in opposite directions for
approximately 7 minutes at a slow to moderate pace to form an OCEAN GYRE
WHO:  100 people needed to wear a piece of clothing that is blue, green or
your favourite ocean colour, AND attach a piece of plastic, pinned or tied.
Bring yourself, and friends, and family!
Performance supported by the Ecology Action Centre's Marine Issues Committee

June 10, 2007.  Noon - 4pm at the Saint Mary's Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield
Road (off Jubilee). Better than ever range of silent and live auction items,
refreshments, and great waterfront ambience. Auctioneers John Dunsworth and
Nancy Regan, with MC Olga Milosevich.  Music by Mercredi. Tickets $7

Seeds of Hope - Justice for the Earth on June 15-17, Fri. 7pm - Sun. 1pm 
Tatamagouche Centre
This eco-spirituality retreat uses hands-on experiences of nature to rebuild
our connections with creation, exploring prayer and meditation techniques
that energize hope, enthusiasm and non-violence in our lives and world. A
special feature is the use of photography by Marianne’s father, Canada’s
highly acclaimed landscape photographer, Malak Karsh. Marianne Karsh is a
Professional Forester, author, and researcher; director of Arborvitae
(www.arborvitae.org) that focuses on improving human-earth relations by
helping people to connect spirituality and creation. Cost: $310
Tatamagouche Centre: 1-800-218-2220, or www.tatacentre.ca.

On behalf of Raymond Côté, Director of the Eco-Efficiency Centre, we want to
extend a formal invitation to you to take part in the Centre's eighth annual
Environmental Excellence in Business breakfast. It is being held during
Canadian Environment Week, on June 4th, 2007 at the Westin Nova Scotian
Hotel from 8 to 10 am.  Tickets for the event are $20/person. Our guest
speaker for this year’s breakfast is Lynn Johannson, President of E2
Management Corporation.  Lynn will be presenting on the topic of Green
Productivity and Sustainability. It is going to be an exciting morning as we
come together to celebrate Environment Week and recognize and promote good
environmental performance in our business community.  If you would like to
attend the breakfast please call (902) 461-6704 or email eecentre at dal.ca to
register, by May 29, 2007. Immediately following our Annual Excellence in
Business Breakfast on June 4, 2007, at 10 am, our guest speaker Lynn
Johannson will be hosting a free two hour workshop entitled “Designing for
Success with Small Business”.  Lynn has recently developed a guide “Going
for the Green: A manufacturer’s Guide to Lean and Green”, for the Canadian
Federation of Independent Business.  The workshop will be held in the
Cornwallis room at the Westin Nova Scotian.  If you would like to attend the
workshop please call (902) 461-6704 or email eecentre at dal.ca to register, by
May 29, 2007.

Equal Voice meeting will be held from 7-9pm on Monday, June 4th at Veith
House (3115 Veith St., Halifax). All welcome. More info about the
organization here: http://www.equalvoice.ca/ 

50th Anniversary of the Pugwash Peace Conference with special guest Mayor of
Hiroshima Tadatoshi Akiba
Dinner & Key Note
Our second annual “Feisd Na Sithe” (Dinner of Peace) will take place on July
7th, starting at 5:30 pm with a reception and a silent auction, in Pugwash
NS. Ticket quantities are limited, so don’t delay!
Krista Chiasson
Manager - Fundraising & Communications
Pugwash Peace Exchange
10222 Durham St., PO Box 38
Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0
(902) 243-2328
More info: http://www.pugwashpeaceexchange.org/

"Canada's Involvement in Afghanistan: An Unembedded Journalist's
Scott Taylor
Journalist with Esprit de Corps, Award-Winning Author, Chronicle Herald
Thursday, June 14
Everyone is welcome to this free public event.
Alumni Hall, New Academic Building
University of King's College, Halifax
(off Lord Dalhousie Dr.)
Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition. Sponsored by the School of
Journalism, University of King's College

Please circulate - thank you!

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

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