[Sust-mar] 16 upcoming environmental, women's and social justice events to circulate please

NSEN nsen at cen-rce.org
Tue Feb 19 00:40:50 EST 2008

16 upcoming environmental, women’s and social justice events to circulate.
There is also a job posting for the NSEN Caucus Coordinator – Deadline for
application is Monday, February 25. More jobs and events here: www.nsen.ca 

SENSE: Sustainability Education IN NOVa SCOTIA FOR EVERYONE
Public Meeting from 11-3pm on Feb. 20 IN Halifax
There will be a free, public meeting on sustainability education in Nova
Scotia on Weds. February 20 from 11-3pm at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in
Public Affairs
630 Francklyn Street, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax
Presenters: Chris Bryant of Department of Economic Development will give a
presentation about “Opportunities for Sustainble Prosperity”, Saint Mary’s
University Sustainability Task force, HRM Earth Adventure Centre/H.E.A.T.,
Susan Kelley of Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board on the National
Expert Council for Education for Sustainable Development,  and The Urban
Farm Society of Spryfield’s Come Grow with Us. You are encouraged to review
the Nova Scotia government’s “Opportunities for Sustainble Prosperity” here:
Lunch, refreshments and draw prizes provided. Travel subsidies are also
available. The meeting is organized by the Sustainability Education in Nova
Scotia for Everyone (SENSE) Working Group. To ensure there is enough lunch
and seats, please RSVP. For more information, please call (902) 454-6846,
email nsen at cen-rce.org or visit our web site: www.nsen.ca

Nigel Bankes, Professor in the Faculty of Law at University of Calgary
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue,
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information on this particular event, contact
the Marine Affairs Program at marine.affairs at dal.ca.

Halifax Cycling Coalition Public Meeting ON FEB. 20
The Halifax Cycling Coalition is having a public meeting Wednesday, February
20th at 7pm in the Daltech School of Architecture Auditorium located at 5410
Spring Garden Rd. (east side entrance). The meeting will include a
presentation of the coalition's history, a membership sign-up portion and
then an open discussion to hear what members feel the coalition's priorities
should be, as well as to get ideas on how to achieve our goal of making
Halifax a bike-friendly city.  The Halifax Cycling Coalition is a non profit
organization dedicated to promoting cycling awareness within the HRM. Our
ultimate goal is to transform Halifax into a bicycle friendly city. Become a
member of the coalition and get your voice heard! For more information about
the coalition please visit www.cyclehalifax.ca


Tuesday, February 26 from 11:30am - 1pm with a 'Fire and Ice'  Buffet Lunch.
Bluenose Ballroom, 8th Floor, Delta Halifax. Tickets: $30.00. Please
pre-register, as seating is limited. Cheques made payable to the Atlantic
School of Theology/CCEPA. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Contact CCEPA:
428-4731 or info at ccepa.ca
Dr. Blair Feltmate - Director of Sustainable Development, Ontario Power
Generation, is one of Canada's leading authorities on corporate social
responsibility. He has studied and written extensively on this topic and
offers valuable insight as a result of his research and analysis.

Saturday, March 1, 2008 from 2:00-4:30 PM Bedford Public Library, 15
Dartmouth Rd. (Wardour Centre)

Saturday, March 15, 2008 from 1:00-4:00 PM Alderney Public Library,
Dartmouth, NS
Free public event. 

All welcome. Women don’t miss this! A special event in celebration of
International Women’s Day.  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, especially mothers’ role, in society and the importance of women in
politics and business. Organized by Equal Voice Nova Scotia.  For more
information, please visit: http://equalvoicenovascotia.googlepages.com/home
or Email equalvoicenovascotia at gmail.com or call 902-445-0187.

Linda McQuaig “Holding the Bully’s Coat: Canada and the U.S. Empire” Public
Talk on Feb. 21, 7-8:30 pm - MacMechan Auditorium Killam Library Dalhousie
University, 6225 University Ave. Journalist and best-selling author Linda
McQuaig has developed a reputation for controversy and for challenging the
establishment. She will be sharing her thoughts from her most recent book on
Canada’s relationship to the United States. Drawing insights from her newest
book she explains why she believes that, in its attempts to please our
powerful neighbour, Ottawa has abandoned Canada’s traditional peacekeeper
role in favour of a more combative stance, battling insurgents in
Afghanistan as a junior partner in George W. Bush’s “war on terror.” She
highlights how this new, more aggressive role for Canada - championed by
many in our corporate and military elite - is sharply at odds with the sense
of identity held by most Canadians. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
– Nova Scotia: www.policyalternatives.ca

DR. GWYNNE DYER speaks on "Climate Wars"
Saint Mary's University Auditorium
Monday, February 25, 2008 
More information here: http://www.smu.ca/newsreleases/2008/welcome.html

Equal Voice Nova Scotia Meeting - Monday, February 25th, 2008, 7pm in the
Political Science Lounge 3rd floor, Henry Hicks Administration Building
(Clock tower building) Dalhousie University. Equal Voice is a multi-partisan
action group dedicated to increasing the political presence of women and
women elected to all levels of political office in Canada. For more
information, please contact equalvoicenovascotia at gmail.com

“Forests for Life”, on Thursday, February 28, 7:00 PM
CAPE  (Citizen Action to Protect the Environment) invites the public to a
presentation on our forests at the Dr. Arthur Hines School in Summerville.
Concerned about clear-cuts? Worried about more herbicide spraying near your
land? Wondering what forest management has to do with climate change and
what you can do to help? Come and hear the Ecology Action Centre's Standing
Tall: Forests for Life Campaign. This hardhitting presentation gives you the
facts about forestry in Nova Scotia  -- and suggests how we can achieve real
changes that will preserve and protect our woodlands, water, and wildlife.
Between April and June of this year, consultations will be held around Nova
Scotia through a process called Voluntary Planning to find out what we think
should be part of a new 10-year Natural Resources Strategy. Come and learn
the different ways that you can have your say at these consultations and
help determine what is done about forestry, mining, parks, and biodiversity
in N.S. You can have your say about what happens in our forests, and help
address the issue of climate change. Refreshments. Storm date is Tues.,
March 4. For more info, call Barbara at 633-2513, Merton at 633-2086, or
Marilyn at 633-2051.  

Atlantic Climate Change Conference: Risks, Responses and Tools for Action
March 3-6, 2008 – Halifax
The Atlantic Climate Change Conference is being organized by ESANS, the
Climate Canada Atlantic network of companies, and Dalhousie University. The
conference will be of interest to the private and public sectors, civic
organizations and associations, infrastructure designers, and
decision-makers. It will link researchers, practitioners, engineers,
planners, business associations, civil servants and business managers.
Venue: Westin Nova Scotia, 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
More details here: http://www.esans.ca/events.html

Want to know how your favorite sandbank is doing? Come to the Fourth Annual
Sable Island Update and learn about the lichens, horses and geology of Sable
Island. Tuesday March 4th 7:00-9:30 at Sobey Building, Saint Mary’s
University. For More information, please visit

4th annual Sustainability and Environmental Research Symposium at Dalhousie
University, March 14, 2008. 
More information is available at: http://emaychair.dal.ca/Upcoming_events/
A poster title and +/- 200-word abstract is due January 31, 2008 and may be
sent to maychair at dal.ca. A form is available on the website. This is open to
everyone, and we would be pleased if you would promote it to other
colleagues who might have an interest. Please contact me if you have any
Natasha LaRoche, Coordinator
Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health Faculty of
Science, Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 3J1
Phone: (902)494-8443
Fax: (902)494-1123

Ecoprise 2008 at Dalhousie University on March 28th-29th, 2008
The conference will span two days and will be hosted at Dalhousie University
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 28th-29th, 2008. Early bird registration
closes March 4. Conference sessions cover a range of topics from
remediation, to eco-design, socially responsible investing, clean energy,
eco-efficiency, and emerging green technologies. Full conference details are
available at http://ecoprise2008.dal.ca. 
Scott Sheffield 
General Manager 
Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship 
Dalhousie University 
Web Site: www.entrepreneurship.dal.ca  
Email: nnce at dal.ca 
Phone: 902.494.6975
Fax: 902.494.1503

18TH, 2008.
The Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative (ACSI) is a collaborative
project designed to build capacity and momentum around sustainability in
Atlantic Canada using The Natural Step Framework as a guide. The ACSI just
finished their second meeting where fourteen partners from across Atlantic
Canada travelled to Moncton to share their progress. The meeting took the
form of a facilitated dialogue where the partners took further ownership of
the network they are building. They were also introduced to the Center for
Rural Sustainability which is now coordinating and housing ACSI.
Participants were getting into their action plans, discussing such weighty
issues such as the value of creating strategy versus getting down to action
(and how to get the balance right). The final meeting of the partners will
be April 17th and 18th, 2008. More details here:

JOB POSTING: Caucus Coordinator with the Nova Scotia Environmental Network
(2-Month Contract)
Deadline for applications is Monday, February 25. More details on the NSEN
web site: www.nsen.ca 

About the Nova Scotia Environmental Network

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN) was founded in 1991 and is a
registered non-profit organization under the Society Act of Nova Scotia. The
network is comprised of non-governmental environmental and health
organizations whose common purpose is the conservation and enhancement of
the natural environment and the pursuit of a sustainable future for Nova
Scotia. NSEN helps to coordinate and support the work of its members through
the establishment of caucuses and working groups, organizing events and
offering capacity-building workshops. NSEN is a provincial affiliate of the
Canadian Environmental Network (CEN: www.cen-rce.org/). NSEN is governed by
a Board of Directors that is comprised of representatives of our member

Job Description:

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network is seeking to hire a Caucus
Coordinator on a part-time, short-term contract from March 3 to April 30.
The position will be 65 hours in total (Approximately 7.5 hours per week for
8 weeks).  The Coordinator will help manage the following caucuses and
working groups of the NSEN: Environmental Education, Mining, Watershed, and
Tidal Power. The Coordinator will organize a full day meeting on Tidal Power
on March 19, 2008 and a full day meeting on Mining in March or April. The
Coordinator will also help with follow up minutes, reporting, mailings, and
web maintenance. The Coordinator must be able to work 7 hours one day a week
(M, W or F) in the NSEN office in Clayton Park.  

§	A demonstrated commitment to the environment
§	Experience working with non-governmental organizations
§	Excellent computer skills and experience with Word, Excel, and
§	Experience with web maintenance (updating web pages) 
§	Excellent communications skills 
§	Experience with organizing events
§	Experience with event promotion 

Candidates must have excellent event planning, computing and communication
skills. Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint,
and Outlook. We are looking for someone who is reliable, very well organized
and efficient. The Coordinator must be able to multi-task easily and take
initiative. Demonstrated experience organizing events/meetings is required. 

Responsibilities include:
§	Updating and maintaining the NSEN web pages for the “Caucuses and
Working Groups”
§	Organizing a full day Tidal Power meeting on March 19, 2008
§	Organizing a full day Mining meeting in March or April
§	Setting up teleconferences
§	Attending caucus meetings and teleconferences
§	Corresponding with NGOs and the public  (by phone, in-person
meetings, email and mail)
§	Preparing meeting minutes and reports 
§	Compiling information and research on the various NSEN caucuses for
web pages
§	Communicating with government departments and the media 

This is a 2-month, 65 hours in total, part-time, contract position
administered through the Nova Scotia Environmental Network. 

Rate of Pay: $12.50 per hour, approx. 7 hours per week for 2-months (65
hours). Coordinator will be responsible for Revenue Canada tax

The contract is a two-month contract from the beginning of March 2008 to the
end of April 2008. Start and end date is flexible.  The Coordinator must be
able to work 7 hours one day a week (M, W or F) in the NSEN office in
Clayton Park.

Please send your resume and a cover letter clearly outlining your
organizational, computer, and communication skills by email only to the Nova
Scotia Environmental Network at: nsen at cen-rce.org (In order to reduce paper,
please do NOT send application by hard copy / mail).

Application deadline: Monday, February 25. 

Interviews will take place the week of February 25 in Halifax (Office in
Clayton Park). 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please contact:

Tamara Lorincz
Executive Director
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
55 Willowbend Ct.
Halifax, NS B3M 3L3
Email: nsen at cen-rce.org
Phone: 902-454-6856
Fax: 902-454-6841

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