[Sust-mar] Upcoming events plus a job posting "Program Coordinator"
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Tue Aug 4 00:31:52 EDT 2009
Upcoming peace, newcomers, environmental, community gardens, hiking, & social justice events PLUS a job posting “NSEN Program Coordinator” – PLEASE CIRCULATE!
PREMIERE DARTMOUTH SCREENING OF "THE STRANGEST DREAM"
With Director Eric Bednarski in attendance
Tuesday, August 4 6:30-8:30 pm
Helen Creighton Room, Alderney Gate Public Library 60 Alderney Drive (Alderney Landing), Dartmouth
A free public screening of "The Strangest Dream", a new award-winning film about the history of nuclear weapons and the disarmament movement. It profiles nuclear physicist Joseph Rotblat, who worked on the Manhattan Project but then dedicated his life to nuclear abolition and later won the Nobel Peace Prize. This screening is held to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan in August of 1945 and to call for global peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. The director Eric Bednarski, a Halifax-based film-maker, will answer questions after the film. Organized by the Nova Scotia Voice of Women, Halifax Peace Coalition and Physician for Global Survival.
For more information, please visit http://www.hfxpeace.chebucto.org/
FIFTH ANNUAL PEACE DAY THURSDAY AUGUST 6 WORLD PEACE PAVILLION DARTMOUTH
Remembering the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki & the Halifax explosions of 1917 and 1945
World Peace Pavilion, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth Waterfront Park to the east of the Ferry Terminal 3:30-5:30 pm on Thursday August 6
3:30-4:00 pm Paper crane folding, painting 4:00-5:30 event participants include: Joan Smith - Mi'kmaq Drum Song; Kojo, Raging Grannies; Poet and Minute of Silence - Roger Davies; Singers Bob Anthony; David Roback with Sandy Greenberg; Dramatic readings "Childhood Memories" - Halifax Explosion 1917 and Bedfor Explosion 1945. All welcome to this free public event. This event is held to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan in August of 1945 and to call for global peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. Organized by the Nova Scotia Voice of Women, Halifax Peace Coalition and Physician for Global Survival. For more information, please visit http://www.hfxpeace.chebucto.org/
Sign onto Abolition Flame http://www.abolitionflame.org/ and Global Zero http://www.globalzero.org/
WELCOME! COMMUNITY POTLUCK & BBQ FOR NEWCOMERS AND RESIDENTS AUGUST 8, 2009
Join us for the 4th Annual Community Potluck & BBQ, an afternoon full of fun and festivities including an international craft display, face-painting, art-making and book reading for kids, Moby (the recycling robot), Korean and African drumming, soccer game and MORE! So bring a potluck dish to share and a blanket, and enjoy the company of others! Free BBQ while supplies last. Saturday August 8, 2009
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Halifax South Commons* [See map here]
*area near the playground, swimming pool & basketball courts. Accessible by Metro Transit Route #6, 14, 17, 18, 20, 80 & 81 To reduce waste we encourage you to bring your own plate and utensils.
For more information or weather plans please call Sarah at 490-6019 or Cat at 490-5190.
Sponsors of this event include: Greater Halifax Partnership, Halifax Regional Municipality, 4 C’s Foundation Art Bikers, YMCA Immigrant Programs, African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes (ADAM), Carpenter Millwright Trades College (CMTC), Frontier College, Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (MISA), and All Women’s Empowerment and Development Association (AWEDA).
COMMUNITY GARDENING ROUNDTABLE: HOW TO GROW A COMMUNITY GARDENING CULTURE IN OUR CITY & PROVINCE
Wednesday, August 19 7:00-9:00pm Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax
Come to hear from community garden leaders and share your ideas on how we can grow a more flourishing community gardening culture in our city and our province. Tour the Community Garden at the Bloomfield Centre. Enjoy some garden hors d'oeuvre. Organized by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network-Community Garden Caucus and the Ecology Action Centre's Urban Garden Project. Free. All Welcome. More information: www.nsen.ca or call 454-6846. Find out more about the EAC's Garden Project visit: http://www.ecologyaction.ca/content/urban-garden-project and email: garity at ecologyaction.ca
COMMUNITY GARDENING SUMMIT: GARDENS, SCHOOLS & GOVERNMENTS WITH HRM COUNCILLOR JENNIFER WATTS Wednesday, September 2 7:00-9:00pm Women's Council House, 989 Young Ave, Halifax
Come to discuss how community and school garden enthusiasts can work with governments to get people gardening. Find out about school gardening. Take a tour of the Gorsebrook Community Garden and enjoy garden hors d'oeuvre. Organized by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network-Community Garden Caucus and the Ecology Action Centre's Urban Garden Project. Free. All Welcome. More information: www.nsen.ca or call 454-6846. Find out more about the EAC's Garden Project visit: http://www.ecologyaction.ca/content/urban-garden-project and email: garity at ecologyaction.ca
BLUFF WILDERNESS TRAIL FIELD TRIP SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
(storm date: Sunday, August 30th )
Co-hosted by the Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organisation and the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society, this field trip will cover the first loop of The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail. The terrain is a patchwork of Black Spruce, Red Oak, and mixed forest; lakes and associated wetlands, and granite barrens and bogs.
• Contact: David Patriquin, 423-5716
• Time and place: 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Bluff Trail Parking Lot. To access the parking lot, go to exit 4 on hwy 103, turn onto the Bay Road (Rt.3) heading back to Halifax, go 2 km to Bay Self-Storage on the right. Bluff Trail parking lot is immediately afterward.
• Duration: Approximately 8 km distance and 4 hours duration
• Difficulty: Moderate
• Storm/overcast date: Sunday, August 30th
Organized by the Halifax Field Naturalists: http://hfn.chebucto.org/trip_show.cgi
HOPE FOR WILDLIFE ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, AUGUST 30, 2009
Time: 12 -4pm Location: Hope for Wildlife Society, 5909 Hwy #207
Seaforth (past Lawrencetown Beach)
Welcome to our Annual Open House located at 5909 Hwy #207 Seaforth - 12 pm- 4pm held rain or shine! Free admission for all! Come show your support for this remarkable facility that cares for hundreds of injured and orphaned animals each year.
Meet the animals and learn about Nova Scotia's indigenous wildlife. Enjoy live entertainment, BBQ, live auction, children's crafts, horseback rides and much more! For more information please call 902-452-3339. Contact: Hope Swinimer, Hope for Wildlife Society: www.hopeforwildlife.net
EASTERN SHORE FOREST WATCH CANOE/KAYAK EXPEDITION
The annual Forest Watch wilderness expedition to Scraggy Lake is scheduled for: Friday 21 August to Sunday 23 August, inclusive. Scraggy Lake is at the northern end of the soon-to-be-designated Ship Harbour long Lake Wilderness Area, and is a perfect spot for canoes and kayaks. This is a great opportunity to get to know this part of our large wilderness neighbourhood, in the company of people who have been there before. You can come for all three days or for Saturday 22 August only. A few campsites are available. Contact Jim Turner at jamest at explornet.com for further information if your are interested in exploring this beautiful part of the Eastern Shore's natural wilderness. PS -- We've put in our request for perfect camping weather. No guarantees, but Jim says he's heading out rain, fog or shine! PPS -- No Forest Watch meeting in August -- so you can go camping instead. More info contact: Barbara Markovits: markovits at ns.sympatico.ca
SOCIAL JUSTICE YOUTH CAMP - TATAMAGOUCHE
The seventh 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 will be 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! The camp will be facilitated by a diverse team of young adults from the region who actively live their lives working for social change.
Program Start: August 27, 2009 10:00 A.M. Program End : August 31, 2009 4:00 P.M.
Cost: $425; various bursaries are available - please note your interest on the registration form to learn more! More details here: http://tatacentre.ca/programs/details/111
TRANSFORMATION: LATIN AMERICA ON THE MOVE! Conference Oct. 2-3 Halifax
A symposium on social and political change in Latin America to be held from October 2nd – 3rd, 2009, at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada.
The main focus is on developments in Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador and Venezuela. Participants will include the ambassadors and representatives in Canada of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela, as well as, activists, scholars and others concerned with change in Latin America. The symposium will open with an address on Cuba’s internationalism on Friday, October 2nd, followed on Saturday, October 3rd by workshops on developments in Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador and Venezuela and what they mean for Canada, and a panel on emerging alternative and new forms of integration in the Americas. The program will include an evening reception, lunch and a dance.
Registration (includes refreshments & lunch): $40 Canadian; $15 for students and unwaged.
For more information contact: Henry Veltmeyer (hveltmeyer at smu.ca) Jay Hartling: (jay.hartling at gmail.com) or Isaac Saney (isaney at dal.ca)
Sponsors include: International Development Studies - Saint Mary’s University; Canadian Network On Cuba and Nova Scotia Cuba Association.
NOVA SCOTIA NATURE TRUST’S ANNUAL DINNER WITH KEY NOTE MAUDE BARLOW OCT. 15
Get your tickets early for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s Annual Dinner with Key Note Maude Barlow, Canada’s national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, founder of the Blue Planet, and author of the books Blue Gold and Blue Covenant and UN Special Advisor on Water, on Thursday, Oct. 15. More details here: http://nsnt.ca/newsevents/dinner/index.php
JOB POSTING: FULL-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR THE NOVA SCOTIA ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
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 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 organizations. More information can be found here: www.nsen.ca
The Nova Scotia Environmental Network is seeking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. NSEN will be organizing capacity-building workshops related to media relations and facilitation for members this fall and a sustainability education symposium next spring. The Coordinator will help with NSEN projects, caucuses & working groups. The Coordinator will also assist with event planning, general office administration and all forms of communication for the NSEN. The Coordinator will also help with filing, data entry, web maintence, and will update various financial and project spreadsheets. The Coordinator will work 35 hours/week in the NSEN office in Clayton Park. Some work from home will be necessary and some evening and weekend work will be required.
A demonstrated commitment to the environment
Experience working with non-governmental organizations
Excellent computer skills and experience with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Experience with event planning
Experience with data management
Excellent communications skills
Experience with marketing and promotion (an asset)
Experience with web maintenance (an asset)
Experience with media and graphic design (an asset)
Experience with fundraising, budgets and financial control (an asset)
Candidates must have excellent computing and communication skills. Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook. We are looking for someone who is friendly, reliable, very well organized and efficient with an environmental ethic. The Coordinator must be able to multi-task easily and take initiative. A driver’s license is required.
Helping to coordinate NSEN’s Media Relations & Facilitation fall workshops and spring symposium
Member outreach and engagement
General office administrative tasks
Updating and maintaining the NSEN database and spreadsheets
Corresponding with NGOs and the public
Communicating with government departments and the media
This is a 9-month full-time position administered through the Nova Scotia Environmental Network.
Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour, 35 hours per week for 9-months with a possibility of extension.
The contract will commence from the beginning of September 2009 to the end of May 2010. End date is flexible. There will be a 4-month performance evaluation ( December 2009).
Please send your resume and a cover letter clearly outlining your experience and skills via 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: Friday, August 21. Interviews will take place the last week of August in Halifax.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information, please contact:
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
55 Willowbend Ct.
Halifax, NS B3M 3L3
Email: nsen at cen-rce.org
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