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Thu Mar 26 11:26:51 EDT 2009

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Friday, March 27
2:00-4:00 PM
Room 104, Weldon Law School, Dalhousie University, 6061 University Avenue,


Environmental Bill of Rights, Commissioner & Tribunal for Nova Scotia
Pro Bono Law Students: Jennifer Knebel Reid & Catherine Campbell

A Sustainable Mining Policy for Nova Scotia
Pro Bono Law Students: Betony Rowland & Katherine Ng

The Legal Context for Sustainability Initiatives at the Local Government
How an environmental agenda could be advanced by municipalities
Howard Epstein, Planning Law Professor

Free public meeting. Come to hear our Pro Bono students present on an
Environmental Bill of Rights (Environmental Legal Infrastructure for NS) and
a Mining & Sustainability Policy for Nova Scotia. Howard Epstein, land use
law professor, will be speaking about his new paper municipal law and
sustainable development (if you'd like a copy of his paper in advance,
please let me know). We will also be talking about the proposed changes to
the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The chair of the Environmental
Law & Policy 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 Law & Policy page is here:



TWO NIGHTS ONLY "A Sense of Wonder: The Story of Rachel Carson" *TICKETS ON
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.

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

Halifax Premiere of "Honour in the Woods" presented by the Halifax Shambhala
Sustainability Initiative on Tuesday, April 14 at Halifax Shambhala Centre,
1084 Tower Road, 7 pm.  This is an October 2008 documentary produced by the
Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association to bring attention to low impact
forestry practices in Nova Scotia. Highlights include interviews with local
activists and woodlot owners. Co-produced and directed by Kim Thompson and
Marley Parker. Discussion with Kim, Marley and Jim Drescher of Windhorse
Farm will follow the film. Suggested $5 donation accepted for Eastern Shore
Forest Watch Association.

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)

5. 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

April 22 (Earth Day), 8:30pm, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax:
Aveda/Nature Trust Walk for Water
Aveda, the international natural beauty products and salons company, will
hold their annual Earth Month campaign in April 2009. This year's campaign
will unite Aveda's network professionals and guests for a single cause: to
protect clean water. Aveda Earth Month calls for strategic local/global
action to protect local waterways, empower communities and help make clean
water accessible to everyone. 
The Atlantic Canada Aveda Earth Month partner for 2009 is the Nova Scotia
Nature Trust. Salons across the Maritimes are running local fundraisers and
water awareness events. See http://nsnt.ca/earthmonth2009/ for a listing of
participating salons and events.

One event being run in Halifax, on Earth Day, is the Walk for Water. Did you
know the average distance a woman in a developing country walks each day to
fetch water is 6km? To raise awareness about the importance of clean water
for all, and the work of the Nature Trust, join the Walk for Water, starting
at 8:30am, at Point Pleasant Park, on Earth Day. Participate by joining in
on this 6km walk, or by supporting a walker from your faviourite Aveda
salon, or from the Nature Trust. Go to
http://www.justgive.org/aveda/index.jsp?vendorName=Aveda to make a pledge or
http://nsnt.ca/pdf/aveda_walk_details.pdf to sign yourself up.

Forest Watch Meeting Schedule through July 2009
All meetings will take place at Salmon River House, 9931 Highway 7, Salmon
River Bridge. Our thanks to Elisabeth and Adrian for hosting Forest Watch,
even during the busy season.
Tuesday, 22 April    7:00 pm
*Annual General Meeting*
Thursday, 14 May    7:30 pm


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
*NSEN: Connecting for a Sustainable Future*

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