[Sust-mar] "Peacebuilding & Earthkeeping" Sustainability Education Symposium, Public Forum, Reception and Art Contest

NSEN nsen at cen-rce.org
Thu Feb 28 09:33:40 EST 2008

Upcoming events in March on sustainability education. Please circulate far
and wide. Mark your calendars! 

Sustainability Education: From the Earth Charter to Action 
Friday, March 28, 2008
7:30 pm
Burke Building Theatre A, 5932 Inglis Street, Saint Mary's University

Public Forum with Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Anita Wenden, co-founder of Earth and Peace Education Associates
International, New York [Earth Charter: An Ethical Framework for Planning
Dr. Gerald Farthing, Deputy Minister of Manitoba Department of Education,
Citizenship and Youth [Promoting and Developing Education for Sustainable
Development in Manitoba]
Special performance by the O Beautiful Gaia Singers. 

Come out to learn about the Earth Charter, the United Nations Decade on
Education for Sustainable Development, and Manitoba's inspiring model of
sustainability education. Book sales and displays. This lecture is part of
Saint Mary's University's Sustainability Conversations Speaker Series.  Free
and open to the public, all welcome! For more information, please contact
NSEN www.nsen.ca Email nsen at cen-rce.org or Phone 454-6846.

First Annual Sustainability Education Symposium 
Peacebuilding and Earthkeeping: Building a Culture of Respect for People and
the Planet 
Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, 2008 
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

The First Annual Sustainability Education Symposium will focus on successful
ways to teach and learn about peace and the environment. It will provide
examples of effective and practical programs, as well as techniques and
strategies for creating a culture of respect for people and the planet. This
will be an excellent opportunity for educators in the school system and in
society to learn from each other and to share resources. Special features
include keynote speakers, workshops, film screenings, youth panel, and
experiential learning.

Registration Fees (includes snacks, lunch on Saturday, and all symposium
Full Conference: Regular registration: $65.00 / Student / Low income: $45.00
(note that the number of subsidized spaces is limited and will be allocated
on a first-come, first-served basis). This symposium will sell out!
Sunday Only (9 am - 1 pm) Regular registration: $25.00
Spaces are limited, so register early!	
For more information or to register for the Symposium, please see:

Sustainability Education Public Reception and Art Display: Trashformation
Peacebuilding and Earthkeeping: 
Building a Culture of Respect for People and the Planet 
Saturday, March 29 
5:30-6:30 pm
Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

The public is invited to a free food & drink reception and art display to
celebrate the winners of the Trashformation 2008 Art Contest and the first
Annual Sustainability Education Symposium. The Gallery is located on the 1st
floor of the Loyola Academic Complex on the Saint Mary's University Campus,
accessible from Gorsebrook Avenue or off Robie Street south of the McNally

Trashformation 2008: Recycled Art Contest - DEADLINE MARCH 14
We challenge you to use recycled materials to create a piece of art
incorporating the themes of peacebuilding and earthkeeping. We welcome all
art forms from mobiles to murals to sculptures . . . let your imagination be
your guide! All art projects will be displayed during the symposium, and the
winning pieces will be displayed at the Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
during and after the symposium.

Who may enter:
There are 5 categories:
A. grades primary - 2        B. grades 3 - 6        C. grades 7 - 9
D. grades 10 - 12        E. 18+

Due Date: March 14, 2008
Please complete the entry form (download it from
http://peacefulschoolsinternational.org/symposium/artcontest.htm) and submit
it along with your art to:
Bridget Brownlow, Conflict Resolution Advisor Saint Mary's University,
Student Centre, Room 416, 923 Robie St., Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
Telephone: 902-420-5113

Prizes: There are three prizes in each age group. 1st prize: $50.00, 2nd
$35.00, 3rd prize: $15.00

Winning entries will be displayed at a public reception on Saturday, March
29 and will be on display after the Sustainability Education Symposium at
the Saint Mary's University Art Gallery located on the ground floor of the
Loyola Building at 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue. For more information or to
download the contest entry form, please see


These events are organized by Peaceful Schools International, Saint Mary's
University, and the Nova Scotia Environmental Network. They are projects of
SENSE: Sustainability Education in Nova Scotia for Everyone. For more
information, Hetty van Gurp, Toll Free 1-866-532-0228, Email
hvangurp at mail.com Web: http://peacefulschoolsinternational.org or NSEN
www.nsen.ca Email nsen at cen-rce.org or Phone 454-6846.

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