[Sust-mar] News from NSEN - Annual Gathering this weekend and more!

NSEN nsen at cen-rce.org
Wed Sep 23 23:26:57 EDT 2009

News from the Nova Scotia Environmental Network. Please circulate. 

A few more spots available on the shuttle this weekend from Halifax to
Windhorse Farm, a beautiful sustainable woodlot retreat. The forecast is for
sunny weather - join us for our Annual Gathering during National Forest

Making the Links: The Natural Environment & Health
NSEN Annual Gathering
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 2009
Windhorse Farm, New Germany, Nova Scotia

Saturday Highlights: 
.	Key Note Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Sherman Boates, Manager Nova Scotia
Department of Natural Resources, 2010 the United Nations Year on
.	Key Note Dinner Speaker: Dr. John O'Connor, Family Doctor and
Alberta Tar Sands Whistle-blower
.	Forest walk and sustainable woodlot tour with Jim Drescher,
co-proprietor of Windhorse Farm
.	Workshops with Sheila Cole on the current national and international
developments in the environmental & health field and with Chris Benjamin on
the media, environment and pesticide-free Nova Scotia
.	Premiere Screening of the film Downstream about the environmental
and health impacts of major industrial developments

Sunday Highlights:
.	Key note luncheon speaker: The Honourable Nova Scotia Minister of
Environment Sterling Belliveau
.	Organic garden and beekeeping tour with Margaret Drescher,
co-proprietor of Windhorse Farm
.	Meetings on mining, environmental education, community gardening,
biosolids & waste water, and law & policy 
.	Presentation by Dr. John Brazner on the draft provincial wetland
.	Workshop with Dr. Charlene Morton on sustainability education,
critical thinking and music
.	Screening of the film The Edible Schoolyard by Slow Food Nova Scotia

Come to a beautiful sustainable woodlot retreat. Enjoy canoeing, lake
swimming, forest walks, organic garden tour, sauna & more! Saturday program
is from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday is 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Registration includes gourmet vegetarian meals, workshops, speakers, tours
and materials. Accommodations extra. Free carpool and shuttle service

More details and registration form on www.nsen.ca Register now for the early
bird rate. Space is limited. For more information and to register, please
Nova Scotia Environmental Network, 55 Willowbend Court, Halifax, NS, B3M 3L3
Phone: 902.454.6846 / Email: nsen at cen-rce.org / Website: www.nsen.ca

The public is invited to provide input on the Nova Scotia draft wetland
policy: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/wetland/conservation.policy.asp 

Consider joining the NSEN Water & Watershed Caucus. Find out more here:

NSEN has established a Biosolids & Wastewater Caucus. If you are concerned
about sewage sludge and wastewater issues in the province, please consider
supporting this work: http://nsen.ca/biosolids.php 

Sat., Oct. 24th on the Halifax Common from 2:00-4:00 PM
Join friends and neighbours in HRM for a family-friendly get-together on
Saturday, October 24th on the Halifax Common (by the Pavilion). Festivities
will begin at 2pm and at 3:50pm we will join together for a collective
action to show our support for strong government leadership and action on
climate change. This event is part of the global 350.org movement. Plan your
own event and/or join ours! (See www.350.org for details. Join our Facebook
group for updates: search "International Day of Climate Action - Halifax,
NS".) The Halifax Day of Climate Action is organized by a coalition
including Oxfam, Council of Canadians- Atlantic Region, Ecology Action
Centre, Nova Scotia Environmental Network, KAIROS, United Church of Canada-
Maritimes Conference, Sierra Club- Atlantic Chapter, Lutheran Justice Group,
and Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council.

Stay tuned for other local events for the International Day of Action for
Climate Change www.350.org

Full-day training to be held in Annapolis Royal on Monday Nov. 23, Halifax
on Tuesday Nov. 24, Truro on Wednesday Nov. 25 and Sydney on Friday,
November 26. Registration includes lunch, nutrition breaks, and media
toolkit binder. $40 members and $50 for non-members. To register and for
more details, please visit our web site: www.nsen.ca Generous funding for
these capacity-building workshops provided by Mountain Equipment Co-op. 

A reminder to post your events, action alerts, jobs and announcements
directly to the www.nsen.ca and click on Connect! - a great way for people
across the province to stay in touch.

NSEN is on Facebook - join and become a fan:

Are you a leader in Sustainability Education? You may be interested in
attending our Common SENSE Sustainability Education Leaders Forum on Friday,
October 2. Find out more from Janelle Frail, Coordinator of SENSE:
Sustainability Education in Nova Scotia for Everyone:
http://nsen.ca/education.php and email: esd_novascotia at lsf-lst.ca 

NSEN has started a Community & School Garden Caucus to encourage the
flourishing of these types of gardens across the province - join our
yahoogroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NSENCommunityGardens/  We would
like to work toward a major conference on community & school gardens for
Nova Scotia in 2011. Would you like to help?

NSEN is looking for volunteer board members, a volunteer honourary treasurer
and office space with time, resources or ideas, please let us know!


For more information, please contact:

Tamara Lorincz, Executive Director

Sam Juru, Program & Caucus Coordinator

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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