[Sust-mar] News from the Nova Scotia Environmental Network plus upcoming events
nsen at cen-rce.org
Wed Jan 9 03:01:46 EST 2008
Hello and Happy New Year Sust-Martians,
Please find below news from the Environmental Network plus upcoming events.
Circulate widely. Thank you.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CAUCUS MEETING
Friday, January 11 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Department of Environment, 5151 Terminal Road. Halifax
Free public meeting. Refreshments provided. Please contact NSEN to RSVP.
WORKSHOP: ADVOCACY BY CHARITIES AND NON-PROFITS & THE FUNDAMENTALS OF
SERVING AS A DIRECTOR
Presenter: Richard Bridge, B.A., LLB, Charity Lawyer
Saturday, January 12 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Weldon Law School, 6061 University Avenue, Halifax
$40 Members / $50 Non-Members includes lunch and materials. Catering by
Please see www.nsen.ca for a full agenda.
SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION IN NOVA SCOTIA FOR EVERYONE MEETING IN TRURO
Monday, January 14 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall, Nova Scotia Agricultural College,
40 Horseshoe Crescent, Truro
Free. Vegetarian lasagna lunch provided. Travel subsidies available. Draw
*Deputy Mayor of the Town of Antigonish, Jack Macpherson, will present among
many others. Please email NSEN nsen at cen-rce.org for a full agenda and please
contact us to RSVP.
FIRST ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM IN MARCH
Peacebuilding & Earthkeeping:
Creating a Culture of Respect for People and the Planet
Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30
Saint Marys University, Halifax
Key Note Speaker: Gerald Farthing,
Manitoba Deputy Minister of Education.
Mark your calendars. Co-organized by Peaceful Schools International
Call for presenters deadline is Monday, January 28.
Please see www.nsen.ca for the Call for Presenters form.
DEADLINE FOR THE NOVA SCOTIA ENVIRONMENTAL ECO-HERO AWARDS HAS BEEN EXTENDED
TO MONDAY, JANUARY 14.
We have extended the nomination period, so as to not conflict with the new
deadline for the Climate Change Action Plan and Energy Strategy submissions:
Be sure to nominate someone for an NSEN Eco-Hero Awards There are 6
NSEN ENGO ROUNDTABLE: ELECTION READINESS ON MON. JAN. 21
Monday, January 21 (Snow date is January 22) from 9:00AM-4:00 PM
Nova Scotia Public Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax
This is a full day meeting to plan for the upcoming municipal, provincial
and federal elections. Lets make sure the environment is a top priority!
Presentation will be given by Tony Tracy, Canadian Labour Congress Lessons
from Labour: Effective Organizing for an Election. We will be giving out our
NSEN Eco-Hero Awards. We will also have a special presentation by the
Federal Office of the Auditor General for the Commissioner of Environment
and Sustainable Development on the Environmental Petition Process. Delicious
catering by Terroir.
Be sure to nominate someone by Friday, January 14.
NSEN Group Members can attend the roundtable for free (Representatives of
environmental/health groups only. One representative is free.). Travel
subsidies will be available. Non-members (representatives of
environmental/health groups) must pay $45 (includes cost of membership).
Individual NSEN members can attend as observers but must pay $20 for
catering. Non-individual members are $30 includes membership. (Storm date
Tuesday, January 22). Space limited. To attend, please RSVP to Tamara at
nsen at cen-rce.org
CLIVE DOUCET, OTTAWA CITY COUNCILLOR/AUTHOR
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Potter Auditorium, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University
Lecture at 7:00 pm with a reception to follow.
Lecture free and open to the public.
Speaker bio and additional information on this year's Lecture theme are
available in the Lecture Series poster/brochure. For more information on the
event contact the Lecture Coordinator at 494-1378 or Graduate Studies at
Killam Lecture Series
WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT: THOMAS HOMER-DIXON
The Ecology Action Centre's 2nd Annual Speaker's Lecture
World Café Style community conversation to follow lecture, facilitatd by
Dalhousie Continuing Education
When: January 22nd, 2008 at 7pm
Where: Dalhousie SUB, McInnes Room, 6136 University Ave, Halifax, NS .
Tickets: Available at Mountain Equipment Co-op, P'lovers, Trident
Booksellers and Café, EAC.
Cost: $15 adult, $10 student and seniors
Who is Thomas Homer-Dixon?
Thomas Homer-Dixon holds the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict
Studies at the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at University
College, University of Toronto. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia
and received his B.A. in political science from Carleton University in 1980
and his Ph.D. from MIT in international relations and defense and arms
control policy in 1989. He then moved to the University of Toronto to lead
several research projects studying the links between environmental stress
and violence in developing countries. Recently, his research has focused on
threats to global security in the 21st century and on how societies adapt to
complex economic, ecological, and technological change. His books include
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization
(Knopf, Island Press, 2006), which won the 2006 National Business Book
Award, The Ingenuity Gap (Knopf, 2000), which won the 2001 Governor
General's Non-fiction Award, and Environment, Scarcity, and Violence
(Princeton University Press, 1999), which won the Caldwell Prize of the
American Political Science Association.
"SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES FOR EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES OPERATING GLOBALLY"
HSBC Bank Canada Business and the Environment Lecture.
Come and hear one of the global captains of industry!
Monday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.
Potter Auditorium Rm. 1028, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building,
6100 University Avenue, Halifax.
All are welcome
Keynote speaker: Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
Chairman, Anglo American plc
Sir Mark Moody-Stuarts presentation is entitled, Sustainability Challenges
for Extractive Industries Operating Globally. Sir Mark Moody-Stuart is
Chairman of Anglo American plc. From 1998 to 2001, he was Chairman of the
Shell Group. After a doctorate in geology in 1966 at Cambridge University,
he worked for Shell starting as an exploration geologist and has lived in
many countries around the world. Sir Mark is a director of HSBC, Accenture,
Saudi Aramco, the International Institute for Sustainable Development,
Nuffield Hospitals and President of the Liverpool School of Tropical
Medicine. He is also Chairman of the Global Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS.
He chaired task forces on renewable energy for the G8 and for business for
the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. He was a
Board Member of the Global Reporting Initiative 2002-2007, a member of the
UN Secretary Generals Advisory Council for the Global Compact 2001-2004 and
Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation in 2006.
For more info, please contact:
Project Coordinator, Eco-Efficiency Centre
2 Vidito Drive, Burnside
Dartmouth, NS Canada
Visit the Nova Scotia Materials Exchange where "One person's waste is
another's treasure" http://www.nsmaterials.com/
Executive Director (NSEN)
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
55 Willowbend Ct.
Halifax, NS Canada B3M 3L3
Email: nsen at cen-rce.org
Web Site: www.nsen.ca
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