[Sust-mar] Various upcoming events - Mining on May 22, Climate Change on May 27 ...
tlorincz at dal.ca
Fri May 16 17:14:21 EDT 2008
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS - Please circulate!
MINING IN COMMUNITIES AT HOME AND ABROAD THURSDAY, MAY 22
On Thursday, May 22 from 7:008:45 p.m. at 2285 Gottingen Street, North
Memorial Public Library, Halifax
A free public presentation on the environmental, social, health, and
economic impacts of mining in communities in Honduras and in Nova Scotia.
§ Sophia Horwitz, ACIC-NSEN Intern who worked in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
§ Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of the Sierra Club of Canada
§ Barbara Markovitz, Eastern Shore Forest Watch
§ Representative of the Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network
There will be a food & drink reception catered by Bob & Lori's Food Emporium
and draw prizes. Organized by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network.
Co-sponsored by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation. For more
information, please visit our web site at www.nsen.ca or contact Tamara
Lorincz, Executive Director of NSEN, at (902) 454-6846, nsen at cen-rce.org
"Sustainable Prosperity and Business Ethics" Meeting on Saturday, May 24th
Keynote Speaker: Chris Bryant, NS Community Development, Office of Economic
1. Mapping resources for business ethics in Atlantic Canada
2. Ethics roundtables/Socrates Cafes for the business community
3. Creating a safe zone (how do we create a safe place for business,
government, and academics to talk about ethics?)
4. Key ethical issues for businesses in Atlantic Canada
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA) 630 Francklyn Street
For the agenda and to register, please contact:
CBERN HUB Atlantic Region Coordinator
c/o Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs 630 Francklyn St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 3B5
Email: atlantic at cbern.ca
BEYOND SCANDAL: THE REAL ETHICS CRISIS IN BUSINESS
May 26, 2008, 7:30 pm
Potter Auditorium, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie University
Speaker: R. Edward Freeman, Darden School of Business, University of
Freeman is the leading American commentator on corporate social
responsibility and the acknowledged
founder of the stakeholder theory of the firm.
A series of presentations on corporate social responsibility, sustainability
Presented by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs
Contact CCEPA: 428-4731 or info at ccepa.ca
EQUAL VOICE NOVA SCOTIA
Equal Voice meets Monday, May 26 at 7pm. We're going back to meeting at
Dalhousie University in the Political Science Lounge, 3rd floor, Hicks Admin
Building. Park for free at Wickwire Soccer pitch during the evening. All
are welcome; members and non-members alike. An organization to support more
women in politics in every shape and form. Meet new women and help achieve
women's equality in politics. For more information, please contact:
equalvoicenovascotia at gmail.com
VIGIL for Malalai Joya on Wednesday, April 21 from 12:00-12:30
Spring Garden Library, Halifax
International Day of Action to Reinstate Malalai Joya called the "bravest
woman in Afghanistan". Joya was suspended from the Afghan Parliament May 21,
2007 for three years. Her crime: speaking out about the record of human
rights abuses by members of the warlord dominated Afghan Parliament. She has
faced death threats, assault and attempts on her life. She needs and
deserves our support.
Organized by the Voice of Women and the Halifax Peace Coalition. For more
information, please contact HPC: hfxpeace at chebucto.ca
GET CANADA BACK ON CLIMATE TRACK: ITS YOUR ENERGY FUTURE
PUBLIC TALK ON MAY 27
Speaker: Nathan Cullen, MP, Member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley,
British Columbia, and the NDP Federal Environment Critic. He is also on the
Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
Tuesday, May 27 from 12:00-1:00 PM
Rm. 1016, Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave., Dalhousie
Free public event. All welcome.
Come to hear from NDP MP Nathan Cullen about the lack of progress on the
Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-377), Jack Laytons private
members bill that would set science-based emission reduction targets for
Canada. We must tackle the climate crisis together and get Canada back on
track. Find out what is at stake for our energy and environmental future.
For more information, please contact the
Halifax West NDP Riding Association - Phone: 455-4NDP
Email: tamaralorincz at ndp.ca Web Site: www.tamaralorincz.ca
9TH ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS ON JUNE 2
The Eco-Efficiency Centre's ninth Annual Environmental Excellence in
Business Breakfast is being held during Canadian Environment Week, on June
2nd, 2008 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel beginning at 8am. This Breakfast
also marks the 10th Anniversary of the Eco-Efficiency Centre. Tickets for
the event are $25/person. This year's keynote speaker is Nova Scotia's
Minister of Environment, Mark Parent.
It is going to be an exciting morning as we come together to celebrate
Environment Week and recognize and promote good environmental performance in
our business community. If you would like to attend the breakfast please
call (902) 461-6704 or email eecentre at dal.ca to register, by May
"A MOTHER'S ROAD TO KANDAHAR" BOOK LAUNCH ON MAY 27 AND JUNE 4
"A Mother's Road to Kandahar" will have its official launch at the Box of
Delights bookstore in Wolfville on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. For those in
Halifax, I will be reading at the Keshen-Goodman Library on Lacewood Drive
on June 4 at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact: Andria Hill-Lehr,
6 Lynwood Drive, Wolfville, NS, B4P 1A9, 902-542-9599 andrialehr at yahoo.ca
SUMMER PEACE FILM SERIES ON TUESDAYS IN JUNE
Free public screenings every Tuesday in June. All welcome! Screening are
organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition. Co-sponsored by NSPIRG and Nova
Scotia Voice of Women for Peace.
If You Love This Planet and the film Uranium
Tuesday, June 3 from 7:00-8:45 PM in Room 303, Student Union Building,
Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue. If You Love This Planet is an
award winning documentary screened in recognition of Canadian Environment
"Stealing A Nation" and Breaking Ranks
Tuesday, June 10 from 7:00-8:45 PM in Room 303, Student Union Building,
Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue. Stealing a Nation is a
shocking film about the U.S. Military base on the island of Diego Garcia in
the Indian Ocean. Breaking Ranks is a moving documentary that examines the
current phenomena of US soldiers seeking refuge in Canada as part of their
resistance to the war. In recognition of International Conscientious
"Aristide and the Endless Revolution"
Tuesday, June 17 from 7:00-8:45 PM in Room 303, Student Union Building,
Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue. An important film about the US
and French involvement in Haiti. Learn about Canadas role in overthrowing
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected priest of the
poor, in 2004. In recognition of Haitian Flag Day (National Day).
"Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers"
Tuesday, June 24 from 6:00 7:00 PM Potluck followed by 7:00-8:45 PM
Room 303, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University, 6136 University
A shocking film about corporations profiting from war. Join us for a potluck
before the film.
"WAR IS A RACKET" BOOK CLUB ON THURSDAY, JUNE 26 FROM 7:30-9:30 PM
Please join the Halifax Peace Coalition in our first book club on Thursday,
June 26 from 7:30-9:30 pm at the YWCA Women's Centre in Halifax, 1233
Barrington St. 'W Suites' Halifax. We will be reading and discussing the
anti-war classic: "War is a Racket" by US General Smedley Butler. There will
also be a special screening of Conscience Canada's short-film "Work for
Peace. Stop Paying for War". "War is a Racket" is a very important book
written in 1935 - it could have been written yesterday. Can be purchased for
$10 at Outside the Lines Bookstore, 6297 Quinpool Rd, Halifax (902)
422-3544. There are limited copies there. Please buy in advance. You can
also buy it through Amazon www.amazon.ca please give yourself 2 weeks to
purchase it online.
SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION IN NOVA SCOTIA FOR EVERYONE PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY,
12:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 3337, NSCC Waterfront Campus, 80 Mawiomi Place,
A free public meeting to establish the building blocks of a sustainability
education plan for Nova Scotia. Lunch provided. Please register to attend.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit our web site at www.nsen.ca
or contact Tamara Lorincz, Executive Director and Coordinator of the
Sustainability Education in Nova Scotia for Everyone Working Group at (902)
454-6846, nsen at cen-rce.org or go to www.nsen.ca
HAPPY LONG WEEKEND!
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN)
BA, BComm, MBA, LLB
55 Willowbend Court
Halifax, NS CANADA B3M 3L3
Phone: (902) 443-2423
Cell: (902) 478-1379
tlorincz at dal.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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