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NEWS FROM THE NOVA SCOTIA ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK (NSEN)
A list of important strategy meetings and upcoming events from the Nova
Scotia Environmental Network.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CAUCUS MEETING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4
Environmental Education Caucus Meeting on Friday, April 4th, from 10:00am to
12:00pm at the Clean Nova Scotia office in Dartmouth (126 Portland Street).
Chair: Daisy Kidston
Climate Change Centre, Clean Nova Scotia
kidston at clean.ns.ca
ENGO INPUT ON FUNDY TIDAL POWER STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT DUE
MONDAY, APRIL 7
NSEN has prepared a draft report of ENGO feedback on the Fundy Tidal Energy
Strategic Environmental Assessment. If you would like to contribute to this
draft report, please contact us and we will send you the report. This is
your chance to add your comments on Fundy Tidal Power if you missed the
March 19 workshop. For a copy of the report, please contact Kelly McRae, the
NSEN Caucus Coordinator, at caucus_nsen at cen-rce.org no later than Monday,
April 7. You can also join our teleconferences on Friday, April 4th at 9:30
am and/or Monday, April 7 at 4:00 pm to make any further comments or to
provide feedback on the report. Our plan is to give the OEER Association our
final report on Tuesday, April 8. *There are two dates teleconferences
Friday, April 4th at 9:30 am. and/or Monday, April 7 at 4:00 pm. Each
teleconference will last 30 minutes to one hour. The dial in information for
For more information, please contact: Kelly McRae
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
caucus_nsen at cen-rce.org
ENGO BIOSOLIDS STRATEGY MEETING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8
Important Meeting re: Application of Biosolids on Agricultural Land on Tues.
Apr. 8 at 10am, Dalhousie. Please attend this important information session
on Tuesday April 8 from 10am -12pm in room 406 of the Weldon Law School,
Dalhousie University, 6061 University Avenue in Halifax (parking at meters
on the street or the IWK Hospital parkade). This meeting will address the
public's health and safety concerns surrounding the application of biosolids
to agricultural land. The meeting will include representatives from the
dairy industry, agricultural organizations, health organizations, and
environmental groups from across the province. To attend this meeting,
please RSVP to Tamara at nsen at cen-rce.org Space is limited.
NSEN MINING CAUCUS TELECONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8
We are also hiring a mining coordinator to help with ENGO input on Voluntary
Planning. For details on this contract, the teleconference agenda and call
in information on this monthly teleconference, please contact the chair:
Atlantic Canada Chapter
Sierra Club of Canada
Suite 533, 1657 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 444-3113
Fax: (902) 444-3116
e-mail: gretchenf at sierraclub.ca
ENGO WATER STRATEGY MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL
NSEN is hosting an ENGO Water Strategy Meeting on Wednesday, April 9 from
2:30-4:30 pm at the Ecology Action Centre boardroom, 2705 Fern Lane, in
Halifax. Please attend this important strategy meeting to discuss the Water
Strategy discussion paper and to plan for the upcoming water consultations.
Anna McCarron and Robin Musselman who have both written theses on water will
lead the discussion. Please read the "Towards a water resources management
strategy" discussion paper in advance of the meeting:
It is only 20 pages and will take you 1 hour to read. To find out more about
the consultation process, please visit the Department of Environment: Water:
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/ The meeting will take place at the Ecology Action
Centre boardroom from 2:30-4:30 pm. To attend this meeting, please RSVP to
Tamara at nsen at cen-rce.org Space is limited.
EARTH DAY EVENTS & JOBS ON NSEN WEB SITE
Please stay tuned to the NSEN web site and calendar for www.nsen.ca for
upcoming Earth Day events (Sierra Club, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, NSEN, and
the Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative are hosting events). Plus
there are lots of new job postings to check out - please go to the NSEN web
site and click on "Jobs" with "Other Organizations."
JOIN OUR CAUCUS LIST SERVS
The Nova Scotia Environmental Network has list servs that are up and
running! You can join to receive emails from these groups by simply copying
these email addresses in the TO: line of your email. Very easy!
NSEN Environmental Education Caucus (EEC) - Subscribe by emailing:
ns-eec at googlegroups.com
For more information about this caucus, please contact the chair Daisy
Kidston, Climate Change Hub of Clean Nova Scotia: kidston at clean.ns.ca
NSEN Watershed/Water Caucus- Subscribe by emailing:
NSENWatershedcaucus at yahoogroups.com
For more information about this caucus, please email co-chair Mil Nickerson,
Tusket River Environmental Protection Association: miln at eastlink.ca
NSEN Mining Caucus - Subscribe by emailing:
nsenmining-subscribe at yahoogroups.com
For more information about this caucus, please contact chair Gretchen
Fitzgerald, Sierra Club of Canada-Atlantic Chapter: gretchenf at sierraclub.ca
RECRUITING! NSEN BOARD
NSEN needs new board members. To join our board, you must represent a member
organization. This is a great way to get involved with the NSEN and to help
support the environmental community in Nova Scotia. For more information,
please contact Tamara: nsen at cen-rce.org and (902) 454-6846.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Building an Inclusive Environmental Justice Movement:
A participatory workshop with Indigenous and environmental rights activist
Clayton Thomas-Mueller of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation (Pukatawagan)
Wednesday April 9
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Place: Halifax North Branch Library
The fight against the landfill in Lincolnville has recently highlighted the
issue of environmental racism in this province. At the same time, Atlantica
or the Atlantic Gateway Project threatens to bring an escalation of
environmental destruction, the impacts of which will be felt most keenly by
marginalized communities. This workshop, sponsored by NSPIRG, will bring
together environmental and social justice organizers at a critical time in
Nova Scotia to discuss how to build towards an inclusive environmental
justice movement. We'd like to invite representatives of your organization
to attend this important workshop to share experiences, invite discussion
and dialogue, and identify issues and strategies. Space is limited so
please Event contact
494 - 6662 asaf at nspirg.org to confirm attendance.
Clayton Thomas-Mueller Bio: Clayton has worked across Canada, Alaska and
the lower 48 states with grassroots indigenous communities for environmental
justice. He has his roots in the inner city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he
began fighting against disparities in the Aboriginal community. He
co-founded the Aboriginal Youth with Initiative Inc (AYII); Assembly of
Manitoba Chiefs Youth council; and, was the architect behind the National
Assembly of First Nations National Youth Advisory Council. As national youth
spokesperson of the Assembly of First Nations, Clayton helped develop and
design the Urban Aboriginal Youth Multi Purpose Center Initiative (UMAYC), a
fund that to this day is sponsoring hundreds of Aboriginal youth initiatives
across Canada. Currently, Clayton is the Tar Sands Campaign Organizer for
the Indigenous Environmental Network, working on the front lines of stopping
industrial society's assault on Indigenous Peoples lands to extract
resources and to dump toxic wastes.
"Powering the Green Economy: Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity"
Toby Heaps - Editor, Corporate Knights Magazine
Thursday, April 24
11:30am - 1pm
'Maritime Tradition' Buffet Lunch
8th Floor, Delta Halifax
Please pre-register, as seating is limited. Organized by the Canadian Centre
for Ethics in Public Affairs. Cheques made payable to the Atlantic School of
Visa and MasterCard accepted
428-4731 or info at ccepa.ca
As co-founder, president and editor of Corporate Knights magazine, the only
Canadian publication dedicated to CSR, Toby Heaps has his own definition of
accountability. He describes a socially responsible firm as one that
"balances financial returns with the concerns of its main constituencies:
shareholders, employees, customers, citizens and nature."
Nova Scotia Nature Trust - St. Mary's River Land Conservation Announcement
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust, the province's leading private land
conservation organization, is very pleased to invite you to a special
celebration. Come hear an exciting land conservation announcement and enjoy
a reception, while learning about the Nature Trust's most recently protected
property on the beautiful St. Mary's River, in Guysborough County. Everyone
Where: Wentworth Room, The Citadel Halifax Hotel, 1960 Brunswick Street,
When: April 21st, 2008, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Lauren Allen at lauren at nsnt.ca, (902)
425-LAND, or visit our website at www.nsnt.ca.
NO NUKES IS GOOD NUKES! Film Screening & Discussion (Earth Day) on Apr. 23
When: April 23, 2008, 7 p.m.
Where: Room 104 Dalhousie Law Building
Who: Sponsored by Voice of Women for Peace (VOW), Physicians for Global
Survival (PGS) and Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN).
Open to everyone seeking a safer, more peaceful planet.
What: Pat Kipping will introduce "NO NUKES IS GOOD NUKES!", an inspiring
50 minute film capturing the excitement of the grassroots movement that
succeeded in making New Zealand a nuclear-free zone. Unforgettable images of
small sailboats, and even solo kayakers, confronting huge American nuclear
warships will encourage us to try harder to protect Halifax Harbour, or to
deal with any current burning issue through powerful peaceful protest.
What else: Brief presentations from Nancy Covington of PGS on recent
international efforts to get rid of nuclear weapons, and Gillian Thomas with
news of revived campaign to keep the ban on uranium mining in Nova Scotia.
Opportunity for questions and discussion, social time with refreshments.
Why: Networking! Identifying people who are passionate about peace and
justice issues but don't perhaps belong to any existing group. Joining
together for strength. Sharing ideas and strategies for engaging more public
EVERYONE WELCOME! for further information call 453-3036 or email
jmaybee at ns.sympatico.ca
Forest Watch's 10th Birthday Party and Annual General Meeting Tuesday 22
April at 7:00 pm
Party and AGM will take place on Earth Day, Tuesday 22 April at 7:00 pm
Salmon River House 9931 Highway 7 East Salmon River Bridge
More details, please call T (902) 889-3353 or (800) 565-3353
Executive Director (NSEN)
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
55 Willowbend Ct.
Halifax, NS Canada B3M 3L3
Office Hours : M, W, F 10AM-5PM
Email: nsen at cen-rce.org
Web Site: www.nsen.ca
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