[Sust-mar] 16 UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS for the Environment, Peace and Justice from August 18, 2008

Tamara Lorincz tlorincz at dal.ca
Fri Aug 15 01:47:31 EDT 2008

16 UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS: Environmental, social justice and peace -
Please circulate. Thank you!


GUIDED Hike to Susies Lake (part of Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes
evening hike to explore a small part of the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes
Wilderness area, a new Candidate Wilderness Area in the province. We will
traverse exposed granite barrens, wetlands, and an Acadian forest during
this short hike (3 kms, 2 hours). We will pay particular attention to the
natural history of the area with a focus on wildflowers and shrubs, trees,
lichens, and birds. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Kent Building
Supply store in the Bayers Lake Business/Industrial Park. This is a moderate
hike for families with children 8 years of age and older. Please bring
waterproof hiking boots. Sponsored by the Halifax North West Trails
Association and the Nova Scotia Environmental Network. For more information,
please contact Bob at 902-443-5051 or bobathome at eastlink.ca [Rain date is
Weds. Aug. 20]

*Find out more about the public consultations for this candidate Wilderness
Area here: www.nsen.ca (Last hike before the deadline - Submissions are due
to the Protected Areas Branch, Department of Environment on Aug. 22!) 

S.H.A.R.K., a quirky environmental musical comedy
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust and friends invite you to join us for two
special performances of S.H.A.R.K., a quirky musical comedy written by Reid
Campbell and funded by Parks Canada. The plays will take place on Monday,
August 18th, at 10am and 6pm, at Cambridge Battery in Point Pleasant Park.
Rain location is the Shakespeare by the Sea headquarters in the lower
parking lot. Fun for all ages! Please bring a chair or blanket. Suggested
donation is $10, with proceeds going towards land conservation in Nova
Scotia. For more information, please contact the Nature Trust at 425-5263 or
nature at nsnt.ca. www.nsnt.ca

What's Next? Forum on the Future of Higher Education in Canada on Tuesday,
August 19 This one-day forum will ask questions intended to raise the level
of debate within the higher education sector, especially around the
relationship between postsecondary education and the labour market. 9:00 am
- 6:00 pm, Sobey Building, Saint Mary's University, Halifax. For more
Information or to Register: 902.422.4068 ed at anssa.ca Registration Fee: $25

"Maritime Water Resources Symposium: Watershed Health, Planning &
Management" in NS. in Aug. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from August 21-23 2008.
Hosted by the Nova Scotia Branch of the Canadian Water Resources
Association. For agenda, go to the web site:
urces_Sympo/maritime_water_resources_sympo.html For more information,
contact: Chris.Hopkinson at nscc.ca

Justice for Abousfian Abdelrazik – VIGIL AT NOON AUG. 22 AT SPRING GARDEN
Abousfian, a Canadian citizen, is currently in limbo in the Canadian Embassy
in Sudan, with the Canadian government obstructing every effort to bring him
home. But the right of citizens to enter Canada is  absolute! When the
government refuses to bring home Canadian citizens, the value of citizenship
is lowered for all. 
This case has attracted little attention in Canada as predicted by CSIS in
an October 16, 2003 memo: 'We judge it unlikely that, should Abdelrazik's
detention in Sudan become public knowledge, there would be the same sort of
outcry that surrounded Maher Arar's arrest and deportation from the USA.' IT
THE RALLY at the Spring Garden Library oN FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 AT NOON. Has the
Government of Canada learned anything from the Arar case? How can we apply
pressure to bring Abousfian back to Canada? Organized by the Halifax Peace
Coalition: For more information, please contact HPC: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca

The Hope for Wildlife Society 7th Annual OPEN HOUSE, Sunday August 24th
The Hope for Wildlife Society is holding its 7th Annual OPEN HOUSE on Sunday
August 24th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Will be held Rain or Shine!) at 5909 Highway
207 in Seaforth. Come meet the animals and learn about Nova Scotia's
indigenous wildlife. There will be live entertainment, a BBQ, live auction,
silent auction, woodcarving and painting demonstrations, face painting,
horseback rides and much more! Great fun for the whole family! Please come
and show your support for this remarkable facility that cares for hundreds
of injured and orphaned animals each year.Donations for the live and silent
auctions are being gratefully accepted. Contact Hope Swinimer at 452-3339 to
arrange for pickup, or to drop off donations. To print a poster of this
event, go to the Upcoming Events at: http://www.hopeforwildlife.net

*Sierra Club’s Ecotopia Youth Camp from August 25-28
*Social Justice Youth Camp: Youth Making a Difference Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2008
Thurs. 10am to Mon. 4pm. Our sixth annual camp is an opportunity for youth
(ages 14-19) to learn how to engage in social change work in the world – how
they can make a difference. Lots of games and dynamic activities mixed with
politics and action. Join youth from all over Atlantic Canada to discuss
strategies against racism, make videos and zines, build alliances, and have
a whole lot of fun! A diverse team of young adults from the region who
actively live their lives working for social change will facilitate the
camp.Cost: $300-400 (sliding scale). Bursaries available! 1-800-218-2220
www.tatacentre.ca or tatacent at tatacentre.ca

A Concert for Peace: Errol Lee (Benefit Concert for cdpeace) Tuesday, August
26, 2008 Errol Lee is a successful singer, dancer, recording artist,
performer and motivational speaker. His message will have a positive impact
on those who experience an Errol Lee performance.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Centre for Development
and Peace Education (cdpeace) working in Sierra Leone in West Africa.
Cdpeace is a Peaceful Schools International member and partner. Location:
Citadel High School Cafeteria, 1855 Trollope St., Halifax 6:30 pm – Doors
Open 7:00 pm – concert begins. Tickets: $15 Regular.          $10
Student/low-income.          $5 Child (children under 4 years of age are
free). Advance Tickets available for purchase at The Good Food Emporium 2179
Gottingen St., Woozles Children’s Book Store, 1533 Birmingham St., and
Outside the Lines Books for Critical Minds Bookstore 6297 Quinpool Road in
Halifax. Limited tickets, get yours early! For more information or to order
tickets by phone, please contact: Peaceful Schools International, toll free
1-866-532-0228, info at peacefulschoolsinternational.org   Organized by
Peaceful Schools International (www.peacefulschoolsinternational.org) For
more information about Errol Lee, please see www.errollee.com   

FILM SCREENING: THE BOMBER’S DREAM Wednesday, September 3 from 7:00 -9:00
p.m. Just Us! Café, 5896  Spring Garden Road (corner with Carleton St.)
Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Barry Stevens weaves history and a
present-day detective story into a visually arresting and personal journey
into the heart of desire for ultimate military power. THE BOMBER’S DREAM is
a new, landmark, feature-length film that takes a hard look at the hidden
history of the most significant military innovation of the past century and
addresses the heated moral controversy of aerial bombing. Organized by the
Halifax Peace Coalition. This special screening of The Bomber’s Dream is in
critical response to the Nova Scotia International Air Show (War Show) that
is taking place on the weekend. For more information, please email us at
hfxpeace at chebucto.ns.ca visit our web site at: www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Just Us! Café, 5896 Spring
Garden Rd. Halifax
A provocative and powerful film! Starts at 7 PM sharp. Join us for fair
trade coffee & snacks and watch this important film. David Suzuki said, “I
give the film every superlative – riveting, revealing, inspiring, etc
penetrates to the heart of the global, ecological, and social crisis that
afflicts the world
 required viewing for all who know we are on a
destructive path and want to get off.” Organized by the Nova Scotia
Environmental Network. For more information, please call (902) 454-6846,
email nsen at cen-rce.org or 
visit our web site: www.nsen.ca

“Story of Stuff: Toward Sustainable Consumption and Production” Film &
Discussion Sept & Oct We live in a society that is obsessed with the
production and consumption of stuff. But what we don't see are the
consequences. "The Story of Stuff"  is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled
look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story
of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and
social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just
world. Join us for the screening of this popular film followed by a
discussion to explore ways we can become more sustainable. Participants will
also learn about the new Nova Scotia Environmental Goals and Sustainable
Prosperity Act and how citizens can become more environmentally and socially
responsible. Participants will receive resources to help them take action in
their homes and communities. There will also be draw prizes for the new book
"Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community."    Presented by Tamara
Lorincz, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Environmental Network and the
Coordinator of the Sustainability Education in Nova Scotia for Everyone
Working Group.
*	Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library Wed, Sept 24/6:30 p.m.
Registration required.
*	Alderney Gate Public Library Wed, Oct 1/7 p.m.
*	Keshen Goodman Public Library Wed, Oct 8/7 p.m.
*	Tantallon Public Library Tues, Oct 21/7 p.m.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION "Living on Earth as if we want to stay" 
Author Mike Nickerson and Activist Donna Dillman
Thursday, September 17 from 7:30-9:00 PM
Dalhousie Law School, 6061 University Ave. Halifax
One by one, people are realizing that human activity cannot grow forever on
a finite planet. When enough people understand this, the conventional wisdom
will shift. It will move from:"Our purpose is to expand production and
consumption." to,"Our purpose is to enjoy living while managing the planet
for generations to come." Mike Nickerson, long-time sustainability educator
and author of Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to
stay," along with his wife, Donna Dillman, the uranium activist who went 68
days without food last fall to protest exploration near their home in
eastern Ontario, will be in Halifax as part of their international tour on
September 17th. Organized by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network and the
Council of Canadians-Atlantic Chapter. For more information, please call
(902) 454-6846, email nsen at cen-rce.org or visit our web site: www.nsen.ca

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 7:00-9:30 PM
Nova Scotia Community College, Arthur Street, Truro, NS.  (go to the Salon
off the Cafeteria)
Free public event. All welcome. 
Come to watch the powerful documentary “Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring on
Sex, Lies and Global Economics” (1995). About this film, David Suzuki said,
“I give the film and Ms. Waring every superlative – riveting, revealing,
inspiring, etc
 It penetrates to the heart of the global, ecological, and
social crisis that afflicts the world
 required viewing for all who know we
are on a destructive path and want to get off.” After the film, engage in a
moderated discussion about women’s role in society and the importance of
women in leadership, politics and business facilitated by Tamara Lorincz,
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Environmental Network, and a founding member
of Equal Voice Nova Scotia. Refreshments and draw prizes. If women counted,
how would our world be different and better?
A special event sponsored by the Zonta Club of Truro Area
The Zonta Club of Truro Area, is  an affiliate of Zonta International, a
global organization of women and men working together to advance the status
of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta members volunteer
their time, talents and money to local and international service projects,
as well as scholarship and award programs aimed at furthering women's
education, leadership and youth development. For more information call
897-2625 or check out www.zonta.org

The Prescription for Survival: the Physician in the Global Village, Halifax,
Sept. 25-27 – The Prescription for Survival: the Physician in the Global
Village conference looks at the health effects of human rights violations,
chemical waste, war, energy and resource depletion, economic policies and
'greening' of hospitals. Dr. Helen Caldicott, nuclear disarmament activist
and author, and Gil Penalosa, Executive Director of Walk & Bike for Life are
keynotes speakers. Organizers: Association of Doctors for the Advancement of
Physically-Active Transportation, Canadian Association of Physicians for the
Environment and Physicians for Global Survival. More info: http://pgs.ca
*Dr. Helen Caldicott will give a free public presentation at Saint Mary’s
University, McNally Theatre at 7PM on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Nova Scotia’s Power of Green Conference on Monday, Oct. 20
Nova Scotia government’s conference on sustainability and innovative green
business opportunities and technologies. Stay tuned to the web site for the
schedule and registration: http://www.thepowerofgreen.ca/

Nature Trust 11th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Oct. 30, 2008 –
Tickets available now! Regular tickets (normally $125) and Patron tickets
(normally $175). Make sure you book now so that you can come and enjoy this
spectacular event, which is the Nature Trust’s largest annual event and
fundraiser with Stephen Lewis, world-famous health activist, who places his
well-known passion and vision towards the topic of the connection between
land conservation and world health. It’s sure to be a knockout event! More
info: http://www.nsnt.ca/


Tamara Lorincz
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN)
French Student
55 Willowbend Court
Halifax, NS CANADA B3M 3L3
Phone: (902) 443-2423
Cell: (902) 478-1379
tlorincz at dal.ca
CESR: http://cesr.dsu.dal.ca
GN: http://www.space4peace.org/
HPC: http://hfxpeace.chebucto.org/
NSEN: http://www.nsen.ca
NDP: http://www.tamaralorincz.ca 
"A better world is possible"

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" -
Dr. Martin Luther King

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