[Sust-mar] Three Nights Only "A Sense of Wonder: The Life of Rachel Carson" plus other eco-events

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Fri Mar 20 08:36:24 EDT 2009


1. World Water Day - documentary "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" 
Monday, March 23
 7.00 PM  Burke Building Theatre A  
Saint Mary's University, Halifax
World Water Day The Citizen Science project presents a public video
screening of the documentary "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" on March 23, in
the Burke Building Theatre A from 7.00PM to 10.00PM. This event is made
possible by the financial support of the Canadian International Development
Agency and Saint Mary's University. For more details about the film, please
visit www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/ and for more details about the
Citizen Science project, please visit:
www.smu.ca/administration/international/pe.html In celebration of World
Water Day on March 22. UN Decade Water for Life :

2. THREE NIGHTS ONLY "A Sense of Wonder: The Story of Rachel Carson"
Three nights only in Nova Scotia! Come and watch a film about the life of
Rachel Carson, the courageous American biologist, who wrote the book "Silent
Spring" in 1962. The film will be followed by a dynamic panel of women
environmental leaders in Nova Scotia and a special artistic performance. In
celebration of International Women's Day.

Wednesday, March 25 - WOLFVILLE
7:00-9:00 PM
Al Whittle Theatre, Acadia Cinema Cooperative, 450 Main Street, Wolfville
(Advance tickets available at Box of Delights, 466 Main Street, Wolfville)
Introduction by Janet Barlow
Panelists: Peggy Hope-Simpson, Susan Hauer and Hillary Barter

Thursday, March 26 - HALIFAX
7:00-9:00 PM
Potter Auditorium, Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie University, 6100
University Avenue, Halifax (Advance tickets at Outside the Lines bookstore
6297 Quinpool Rd. or P'lovers Environmental Store 5657 Spring Garden Rd.)
Introduction by Liz Crocker
Panelists: Helen Jones, Janet Barlow, and Rachel Eisener
Special artistic performance by Ro Atuanya

Friday, March 27 - CHESTER
7:00-9:00 PM
Chester Playhouse, 22 Pleasant Street, Chester (Tickets can be purchased at
the door the night of the screening. Call 902 275-3933 for information.
Erick Bickerdike General Manager 902 275-3933).
Introduction by Rudy Haase

Tickets $5. Tickets available at the door and in advance. Limited Seating.
Proceeds to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Nova Scotia Environmental
Network. For more information about the screenings, please contact the Nova
Scotia Environmental Network at Phone: 902-454-6846, Email: nsen at cen-rce.org
Web Site: www.nsen.ca

Organized and sponsored by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network, Nova
Scotia Nature Trust, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women,
and the Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment Acadia University. 

More about Rachel and the film: 
Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 - April 14, 1964) was an American marine
biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the
global environmental movement. When she published her famous book "Silent
Spring" in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of
a political maelstrom and led to a reversal in national pesticide
policy-leading and to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The film is an intimate and poignant reflection of Carson's life as she
emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. A Sense
of Wonder was shot in HD by Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler at
Carson's cottage on the coast of Maine. www.asenseofwonderfilm.com

Monday, March 23
9:00-11:00 AM
Department of Environment boardroom on 5151 Terminal Road, Halifax
For those interested in environmental and sustainability education. Free and
all welcome! For more information about the NSEN Environmental Education
Caucus meeting,  please contact the Nova Scotia Environmental Network at
Phone: 902-454-6846, Email: nsen at cen-rce.org Web Site: www.nsen.ca

Friday, March 27
2:00-4:00 PM
Dalhousie Law School, 6061 University Avenue, Halifax
Come to hear our Pro Bono students present on an Environmental Bill of
Rights and a Mining and Sustainability Policy for Nova Scotia. Howard
Epstein, land use law professor, will be speaking about municipal law and
sustainable development. Chair of the caucus is Emily Pudden, lawyer. Free
and all welcome! For more information about the NSEN Environmental Law &
Policy Caucus meeting,  please contact the Nova Scotia Environmental Network
at Phone: 902-454-6846, Email: nsen at cen-rce.org Web Site: www.nsen.ca

March 28
8:30 PM
Join millions of people around the world by turning out your lights for
Earth Hour on March 28, at 8:30 p.m. Help us send a strong message to our
global leaders about our need for action on climate change by signing up at

CHRIS TURNER is one of the most positive, profound and provocative writers
on environment in Canada today! The author of The Geography of Hope, his
work can be found currently in The Walrus and on worldchanging.com. He's
young, hip, smart, and interesting, and he's ALL OURS the night of March
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: March 31, 2009
Place: McInnes Room, Dalhousie University
Cost: $15 Regular ~ $10 Student/Senior/Unwaged 
For more information, please contact: 
Charlene Boyce Young
Development & Outreach Coordinator
Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax NS
B3K 4L3
902.442.0198 (p)
902.405.3716 (f)

8. Halifax West Trails Meeting
Wednesday, April 1
6:30 PM
Smitty's, Lacewood Drive, Halifax
Spring is in the air and thoughts turn to the prospect of walking safely on
our local woodland trails again.  To start off the walking season, we invite
you to attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting of the local
trails group, Halifax North West Trails Association.  The meeting will be
held on Wednesday, April 1st, starting at 6:30 PM at Smitty's located at 362
Lacewood Drive. An overview of the evening's events follows:
6:30 pm - Meet and greet; networking.  Refreshments will be served.
7:00 pm - Annual General meeting/Introduction of Officers and Directors of
the new board 7:30 pm - Presentation by Oliver Maass, Coordinator (Central
Region), Protected Areas Branch of NS Environment.  Oliver will be speaking
about the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes candidate Wilderness Area.
8:00 pm - Next Steps; Brainstorming Session 8:30 pm - Adjournment
We hope that you will be able to attend the AGM and continue to support the
trails group as you have in the past.  Please feel free to spread the word
on this event - we need the support of all members of the community.  Our
trails are certainly an important community resource!
Hope to see you on the 1st!
Best wishes,
Wendy and Bob McDonald
Halifax North West Trails Association

Saturday, April 4 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Alderney Gate Library
Join Jennifer Watts, HRM District #14 Councillor NSEN's First Annual Book
Club. Read the book and attend the study circle to discuss ways we can make
our communities in Nova Scotia more earth friendly. Come to share your ideas
about how we can create greener communities. The book can be borrowed from
Halifax Public Libraries or purchased from P'lovers Environmental Store,
5657 Spring Garden Road, or Outside the Lines Bookstore on 6297 Quinpool
Road. Draw Prizes. For more information about the book, visit:
http://nancyhtaylor.com All welcome. Please RSVP as there are only 60 seats.
For more information, contact: Nova Scotia Environmental Network
Phone: 902-454-6846 Email: nsen at cen-rce.org / Web Site: www.nsen.ca


Tamara Lorincz, BA, BComm, LLB, MBA
Executive Director (NSEN)
Nova Scotia Environmental Network 
55 Willowbend Ct. 
Halifax, NS Canada B3M 3L3
Phone: 902-454-6846
Fax: 902-454-6841
Email: nsen at cen-rce.org 
Web Site: www.nsen.ca
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