[Sust-mar] Turning The Tide: The Way Forward into Our Water Future-Sunday May 6, 1-5pm: Mahone Bay Centre

Marion Moore marionm12 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 10:43:34 EDT 2012

The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians is hosting an exciting
Afternoon of Action event, *"Turning the Tide: The Way Forward into our
Water Future". *This special event will take place from 1-5 pm on Sunday,
May 6th, and will feature a wide variety of speakers, action items, an
interactive discussion, artists, and an arts activism installation as a
National Youth Arts Week Event.

Several outstanding speakers will address pressing aquatic issues that are
affecting farmers, coastal communities, and anybody who drinks water:

·        *Dr. Marilyn Cameron *is a veterinarian, farmer, and co-founder* *of
No Farms No Food. She is also the Nova Scotia Environmental Network Chair
of Biosolids-Free Nova Scotia, and has been campaigning across the province
to ban biosolids.

·        *Emma Lui *is the Council of Canadians Water Campaigner.  She will
be addressing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Nova Scotia, and how the
issue affects all Nova Scotians.

·        *Marion Moore *is Co-Chair of the South Shore Chapter and Board
Member of the Council of Canadians. Marion will address the Blue
Communities initiative to ban bottled water in municipal buildings and
describe the effects of CETA – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade
Agreement being negotiated between Canada and the EU and the implications
for residents of the South Shore.

·        *Catherine Pross, *a member of the LaHave River Advisory Committee
is a long-time naturalist and resident of the La Have River Valley.
Catherine will be addressing solutions for the sewage problems in the
LaHave River.

·        *Bryce Ross *is a Grade Seven student at Hebbville Academy. Bryce
has been conducting independent research on the impact of plastic pollution
on the planet’s ecosystems.  As part of his presentation, the Mahone Bay
Centre will host a large sculpture he has created as an installation piece
for National Youth Arts Week. *Leah Kavan-Ross *is President of The
Cultivators Market Ltd., a food broker for local farmers. As the Atlantic
Region sales representative for Eco World Energy and E-Nergy of the Blest
System Plastic-to-New-Fuel recycling conversion technology, Leah will be
joining Bryce in discussing plastic waste solutions as a technology to end
oil exploration and drilling to transition into a renewable energy world.

·        *Dr. Tim Webster is a *Research Scientist with the Applied
Geomantics Research Group (AGRG).Tim conducts geomantics research in flood
risk mapping and will talk about the risk of storm surge flooding along the
coastlines of Lunenburg County.

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Marina Fregeau, South Shore artist and environmentalist, will be showing
and selling her shaped and sculpted pieces in celebration of world water,
and showcasing humanity’s responsibility for natural resources.

 Action items will be available for conference attendees who wish to become
active in working on solutions to water concerns.

Please note that *The Picture House*, producers of Analog Songs which
feature exclusive music videos of Nova Scotian and Canadian musicians, will
be documenting this
conference for international viewing.

There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted to cover costs.
Refreshments, including fair trade coffee and tea will be served. For more
information, contact

southshore.coc at gmail.com, http://southshorecouncil.wordpress.com or call

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*Turning the Tide*

*Sunday, May 6, **1-5 pm*

*Mahone** **Bay** Centre, **45 School Street**, **Mahone** **Bay*

*All welcome.*

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