[Sust-mar] EOS Summer Newsletter / Bulletin d'Été

EOS Eco-Energy eos at nb.aibn.com
Wed Jul 29 11:46:52 EDT 2015

The sun is shining on EOS this summer!

Dear friends,

It has been quite the summer at EOS Eco-Energy so far! This summer newsletter is jam-packed with information on our latest projects which include a solar panel bulk purchase and installation, Red Cross 72 hour emergency kit bulk purchase, and a DIY rain barrel workshop. It also introduces you to our new staff and keeps you up to date with our recent activities such as offering solar energy grants, participating in community events, and a mad science camp! I've also included updates on the Partners for Climate Protection activities in Sackville, Port Elgin and Dorchester, and a list of upcoming events you may be interested in. Last, but not least, EOS as well as community partners recently won the Sustainable Communities Award from the Gulf of Maine Council!

I hope you are getting out and enjoying the solar energy this summer!

Amanda Marlin

Executive Director, EOS Eco-Energy

eos at nb.aibn.com

(506) 536-4487

C'est un bon été chez EOS!

Chers amis,

Nous avons passé un été très occupé à EOS Éco-énergie! Ce bulletin d'été a de l'information sur nos projets qui incluent un achat en vrac de panneaux solaire, achat en vrac de trousse d'urgence 72 heures Croix-Rouge, et un atelier de baril de pluie. Je vous présente  à notre nouveau personnel. Rester à jour avec nos activités comme la participation à des événements communautaires. J'ai également inclus les mises à jour sur les activités de Partenaires dans la protection du climat (PPC) à Sackville, Port Elgin et Dorchester, et une liste des événements. Le dernier, mais non le moindre, EOS avec des partenaires communautaires ont récemment remporté le prix des collectivités durables du Golf of Maine Council!

Bon été!

Amanda Marlin

Directrice générale EOS Éco-énergie

eos at nb.aibn.com

(506) 536-4487

Solar Panel Bulk Purchase and Installation

There's still time to be part of our solar panel bulk purchase and installation this summer. The deadline to complete your site assessment and order panels is August 18th. For full details on the program (costs, deadlines, instructions) go to our website ( http://eosecoenergy.com/en/solar/bulk/ ). You'll find a fact sheet on the bulk purchase and installation as well. It will help you estimate your energy needs and project costs. Funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund is assisting with some of the program costs.

Achat en vrac

Il est encore temps de faire partie de notre achat en vrac de panneaux solaire et l'installation de cet été. La date limite pour compléter vos évaluation de site et de commande du  panneaux est le 18 août 2015. Pour plus de détails sur le programme (coûts, instructions, etc.) visiter notre  site web. ( http://eosecoenergy.com/fr/solaire/vrac/ ) À titre de soutien à ce projet, EOS bénéficie du financement du Fonds en fiducie pour l’environnement du Nouveau-Brunswick.

72 Hour Emergency Kit Bulk Purchase

Adapt to climate change, prepare for flood events, storms, power outages and more with a Red Cross 72 Hour Emergency Kit.  EOS is offering kits for only $65 total (normally $88 with tax and shipping). EOS will also get 6% on each purchase to help with our climate change adaptation work in the Tantramar-Memramcook region. Contact Lauren Clark in our office to order one (or a bunch) by August 12th. info.eos at belllaliant.com or 536-4487. We accept cash or cheque to complete your order. EOS needs to order 100 kits to get the bulk deal. For more information, including a list of contents in the kit, visit our website ( http://eosecoenergy.com/en/72-hour-emergency-kit/ ). Funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund is assisting with program costs.

Achat d'une trousse d'urgence en vrac

Préparez-vous pour les inondations, des tempêtes, des pannes de courant, les changements climatiques, et plus avec un trousse d'urgence de 72 heures de la Croix- Rouge. EOS offre des kits pour seulement 65 $ au total ( normalement $ 88 avec les taxes et frais d'expédition ) .  EOS va bénéficier de 6% sur chaque achat pour notre travail sur l'adaptation dans la région de Tantramar - Memramcook . Contactez Lauren Clark dans notre bureau pour commander une avant le 12 août 2015. info.eos at belllaliant.com ou 536-4487. Nous acceptons l'argent comptant ou par chèque pour compléter votre commande. Pour bénéficier de ce prix exceptionnel, il faut que EOS commander 100 trousses. Dites-le à vos amis! Pour plus d'informations, et une liste de contenus, visitez notre site web ( http://eosecoenergy.com/fr/2015/07/achat-dune-trousse-durgence-de-72-heures-en-vrac/ ). À titre de soutien à ce projet, EOS bénéficie du financement du Fonds en fiducie pour l’environnement du Nouveau-Brunswick.

DIY Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain barrels help conserve water and energy and even limit flooding. They are a great and inexpensive way to adapt to climate change. Learn everything there is to know about rain barrels at our upcoming workshop. Pre-registration is required because spaces are limited. Only $10 and includes a plain barrel. After the workshop, go home and finish your barrel to meet your particular needs. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair, we will be outside. Funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund is helping to subsidize the cost of the barrels and the workshop. Register by contacting Lauren Clark at 536-4487 or info.eos at bellaliant.com.

What we've been up to this summer at EOS!

EOS has had a really busy and exciting summer so far! We hired Lauren Clark as our summer student. Lauren is going into her last year at Mount Allison University in biology and environmental studies. She enjoys volunteering with the SPCA and has taught swimming lessons in her home, the Annapolis Valley, for the past five summers. She is grateful for the opportunities that have been offered to her this summer, and is looking forward to working on similar projects in the future. Lauren has been helping us with our solar energy projects, social media, and the 72 hour emergency kit bulk purchase. We are really lucky to have her with us for the summer!

Earlier in the summer EOS attended the Salem School Summer Send Off with an information booth, our bicycle generating station and solar powered toys. The Summer Send Off helped to raise money for the new art room at Salem.

EOS was also at the Port Elgin Lupin Quilt and Craft Fair. We baked cookies in our solar oven and a draw for a free rain barrel.

We hosted a workshop on solar energy with Fundy Solar on July 18th. The workshop was featured on CBC news ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sackville-group-pushes-bulk-purchase-of-solar-panels-1.3159908 )!

EOS was invited to the Mad Science Camp at Mount Allison University a few weeks ago. We baked cookies in our solar oven (we even burnt a few!) and made sun tea. The students also enjoyed having races with our various solar powered cars and robots, and powering our bicycle generator with their own energy. Finally they all brainstormed ideas for Sackville's emissions reduction action plan!

We were recently at the Dorchester Sandpiper Festival to promote our solar panel bulk purchase, 72 hour kit bulk purchase and upcoming rain barrel workshop. We set up a Kids Climate Change Corner with lots of great books and activities for kids.

See our summer photo album on our Facebook Page ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/EOS-Eco-Energy/120770244601583 )!

EOS Welcomes Megan Mitton as new Project Coordinator

We hired Megan Mitton earlier this summer to coordinate projects including Sackville's emissions reduction action plan, Tantramar Climate Change Week, various workshops and more. Megan grew up in Sackville, NB. She completed an International Rotary Youth Exchange in Japan before moving to Montreal. There, she earned her Bachelors of Arts, with Honours in International Development Studies and Minors in Political Science and Women’s Studies, from McGill University. She also completed a university exchange program in Mexico.

Megan has worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector for over 10 years, gaining experience and skills in diverse areas and regions. She has worked all over the continent, from California to Toronto to Sackville. The projects and issues she has worked on (and is passionate about) include: climate change awareness and action, environmental education, public outreach on renewable energy, offering support and services for homeless and low-income women and children, gender equality, food security and climate-friendly nutrition, freedom of expression and human rights, and community building.

She lives in Sackville, with her husband and two cats, where she enjoys cooking with fresh, local produce and pursuing her passion for food by studying at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

EOS félicite Megan Mitton comme nouvelle coordonnatrice de projet

Megan Mitton a grandi à Sackville, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Elle est titulaire d’un B.A. en développement international avec mention (mineure en science politique et en études féministes) de l’Université McGill, à Montréal. Adolescente, elle s’est rendue au Japon dans le cadre un échange étudiant du club Rotary et, plus tard, a pris part à un échange universitaire au Mexique.

Ses compétences diversifiées témoignent de sa grande expérience dans le secteur sans but lucratif. Depuis plus de 10 ans, elle travaille et agit à titre de bénévole d’un bout à l’autre du continent, de la Californie à Toronto en passant par Sackville. Elle prend à cœur les nombreuses causes auxquelles elle s’adonne, dont la sensibilisation aux changements climatiques, aux questions environnementales et aux énergies renouvelables; le soutien et les services à l’intention des femmes et des enfants aux prises avec des problèmes de pauvreté et d’itinérance; l’égalité des sexes; la sécurité alimentaire; l’alimentation écoresponsable; la liberté d’expression; les droits de la personne; et le renforcement communautaire.

Megan vit à Sackville avec son mari et leurs deux chats. Passionnée de cuisine et de produits frais et locaux, elle suit aussi des cours au Collège spécialisé en nutrition naturelle du Canada.

Sackville's Emission Reduction Plan

Sackville is a member of the national Partners for Climate Protection Plan (PCP), a program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. It involves a 5 step process to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the municipal level. Sackville has  completed Milestone 1 (emissions inventory) and Milestone 2 (reduction targets). EOS is now working on Milestone 3 with the town which is the creation of emissions reduction action plans for both municipal operations and community wide. Look for some upcoming events and workshops where we will be asking for community input into the action plan. How do you think the community of Sackville can reduce emissions, save energy and fight climate change? Get in touch with project coordinator Megan Mitton to share you ideas anytime. Contact her at 536-4487 or megan.eos at nb.aibn.com. Funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund is assisting with program costs.

Emissions Reduction Plans for Port Elgin and Dorchester

Port Elgin and Dorchester Achieved Milestone 3 of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program this past spring! Both communities now have emissions reduction action plans and have begun to implement them! EOS was recently featured on a national PCP webinar to showcase our highly regarded methods for public engagement in the PCP process in these two great rural communities! Read the Port Elgin ( http://eosecoenergy.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/March-2015-FINAL-Port-Elgin-PCP-Plan-sm.pdf ) and Dorchester ( http://eosecoenergy.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FINAL-REPORT-Milestone-3-Dorchester-sm.pdf )plans for the all the details on the methods for public engagement, the actions they are taking, and the estimated emissions reductions.

Gulf of Maine Council Award!

EOS, the Geography and Environment Department at Mount Allison University, and Communities of Sackville, Port Elgin, Dorchester and Memramcook together won the Gulf of Maine Council's Sustainable Communities Award for our collaborative work on climate change adaptation.

EOS Solar Energy Grants

EOS received funding from the Mount Allison Students Union's Green Investment Fund in order to offer two $7,000 grants for solar energy projects to schools, non-profits and municipal governments across the Tantramar-Memramcook region.  The application deadline was July 15th, 2015 and the awards will be be announced in early August.

Upcoming Events

**DIY Rain Barrel Workshop**

2-4pm, Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Dorchester Veterans Memorial Centre (Formerly St. Ed's Hall)

$10, includes a plain barrel. Pre-register and pre-pay as spaces are limited. Contact EOS to register (536-4487 or info.eos at bellaliant.com). Full details above.

**Sackville Energy Day**

Noon to 1pm, Friday, August 14th, 2015

Sackville Visitor Information Centre

34 Mallard Dr., Sackville NB

EOS will be participating with our solar and wind powered gadgets and lots of information. If it's sunny we hope to cook something in our solar oven too! For more information contact the VIC:


(506) 364-4967

visitor at sackville.com

**Smart Energy Community Planning Workshop**

2:30-4:30pm, Friday, September 11th, 2015

Sackville Public Library

EOS will be hosting a workshop on smart energy community planning. Come and learn about smart energy plans, what other communities are doing, effective policies and then contribute to Sackville's emissions reduction action plan. Free to attend. In partnership with the Sackville Library. More information coming soon.

**Sackville Fall Fair**

Saturday September 19th, 2015

Sackville, NB

Look for EOS at the Fall Fair this year with lots of great information, activities for families and lots more!

**Upcoming Workshops - Stay Tuned!**

* EOS plans to hold a second DIY Rain Barrel Workshop in Port Elgin later this summer or early fall. More details coming soon.

* EOS staff are hard at work planning and organizing workshops and information sessions for the fall on topics including  emergency planning, net metering, how to finance solar energy projects, solar co-operatives, flooding and insurance issues, saving energy at home, and more!

Have you Renewed Your 2015-2016 EOS Membership?

Did you know that EOS memberships expire each spring? If you have not already renewed your membership this year, now's the time. Drop by the office or mail in our membership form ( http://eosecoenergy.com/en/about/membership/ ). The price is only $20 or a family or $15 for individuals.

Avez-vous renouvelé votre adhésion 2015-2016 EOS?

Saviez-vous que les adhésions EOS expirent chaque printemps? Si vous ne l'avez pas déjà renouvelé votre adhésion, c'est maintenant le temps.  Visité notre site web pour plus de détails: http://eosecoenergy.com/fr/organisme/adhesion/ ( http://eosecoenergy.com/fr/organisme/adhesion/ ).

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