Living off the grid - Join EOS Eco-Energy Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014 for an informative talk on living off the grid with two off-grid pioneers from southeast New Brunswick, Wendy Keats and Jim Brown. Learn about solar electric and solar hot water systems as well as how to calculate your energy requirements and what to think about before going off the grid.
Derailed: The National Dream (Documentary Film Screening) - Film showing to be followed by a question and answer period. De-Railed: The National Dream, is a documentary examining the crumbling state of the Canadian Railway system. Having lost more than 10,000 kilometers of track since 1990, why has Canada allowed it's "ribbon-of-rail" to become so tattered?
Tool Drive 2014 - For every underused tool sitting in a basement there are a dozen people waiting to use it.
Op-Ed: Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act -- Growth for whom? By, Jan Slomp - On December 9th 2013, Omnibus Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act went to Parliament for first reading. Passing Bill C-18 would make Canada compliant with UPOV ‘91, a much more restrictive form of Plant Breeders’ Rights than we currently have. The second part of the Act will prepare Canada’s regulatory regime for fast track approval of feed or food additives, drugs or other inventions that are already approved in jurisdictions we trade with. Bill C-18 also opens the door for farmers to tap into multi-year advance payments secured by crops in storage or grown in the future.
Exploring the Current Legal and Charitable Landscape of Non-Profits - The legal and charitable landscape for non-profit organizations is
transforming. Recent changes by the federal government governing financial
accountability and auditing requirements, revoking of charitable status of
select environmental groups, as well as the incorporation of social
enterprise activity into funding portfolios all have legal and charitable
implications for non-profit organizations.
Let the NS Review of Fracking know what you think! - NOFRAC, the Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition, is encouraging all Nova Scotians to let the Nova Scotia Review of Hydraulic Fracturing know your opinion about fracking and shale gas development in Nova Scotia.
Coldest Night of the Year Walk - The Coldest Night of the Year Walk is a fundraiser in support of the ARK's programs for youth and street-involved in Halifax. It will be held on February 22nd.
Solar Nova Scotia: Renovations! - Solar NS has been busy planning a public event to help renovate and re-invent the Society. It will be hosting facilitated event on January 25th and invites you to come out and lend your creativity to help shape it's future vision.
Changing Building Codes and Creating Resilient Communities - The Built Environment Committee of the Ecology Action Centre has organized two very interesting guest speakers for Thursday January 9th 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 208 of the Bloomfield Centre (2786 Agricola Street). Andrew Holley and Phillip Durand will speak on the topics of the need for changing building codes and creating resilient communities, respectively.
Film Screening: - Spend a night with Canoe/Kayak Nova Scotia (CKNS) as they screen film: "Waterwalker" on Thursday, November 7th (7:30pm - 10:00pm). The screening will be held in Room 1014 in the Rowe Building (University Avenue) of Dalhousie University.
FarmWorks Flavours Small Plates & Sweet Treats - An opportunity to try delicious, nutritious local fare prepared by people supported by FarmWorks Investment Co-op Limited and others! Chat with these Food and Beverage Providers, meet FarmWorks Directors and Advisors, hear how FarmWorks and other organizations provide money, mentoring and marketing and discover the benefits of participating in FarmWorks.
The Art of Community - hosted by The Deanery and Jumblies Theatre - Explore the principles and practices of arts that engage with and create
community: definitions, values, ethics, challenges, partnerships,
facilitation, arts-based research, collaboration across disciplines and
traditions, site-specific performance, creative process and more.
The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians will screen "On The Line" Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahone Bay Centre (45 School St, Mahone Bay, NS). The film follows award-winning, eco-adventurist and filmmaker Frank Wolf with friend Todd McGowan as they bike, hike, and paddle the GPS track of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, talking to people from all walks of life whom they met along the way.
Halifax Chamber of Commerce - Just in time for Thanksgiving, enjoy a drink and delicious Home Grown Organic Foods hors d'oeuvres prepared by Executive Chef, Dan McCarthy.
Research shows international watchdogs "failing the high seas": Sarika
Two-thirds of the world's high-seas fish stocks are depleted or over-fished because of ineffective monitoring and lack of legislation, says marine biologist and high-seas expert Sarika Cullis-Suzuki.
March Against Monsanto - On May 25, activists in over 250 cities and 36 countries will unite to march against Monsanto. Our goal is to spread awareness about the harmful effects of genetically modified organisms and also to offer solutions such as buying locally grown, organic food. (or better still, growing your own!)
The march will start at 2pm at Victoria Park and march to Grand Parade Square for a rally. The rally will feature multiple speakers, including Lil Mac Pherson ( Owner and President of the Wooden Monkey restaurant) and John Percy ( Nova Scotia Green Party leader).
For more information, visit the facebook page at http://on.fb.me/YvVw5I
Grow a Farmer Apprenticeship Program - ACORNs Grow A Farmer Apprenticeship Program will collaborate with 10-15 organic/transitioning Maritime farms to deliver comprehensive curriculum-oriented farm-based apprenticeships and mentorships to those seeking experiential education in organic agriculture.
Holiday Lobster! - Off the Hook is pleased to offer fresh, live, hardshell lobster direct from the waters of the Bay of Fundy this holiday season.
Looking for recipe testers!! - The Food Action Committee is re-vamping and re-doing their local seasonal cookbook, Eating by the Seasons. We are excited about some of the format changes and new ideas, and of course all the yummy local recipes!!
So you want to cook like a Top Chef? - Welcome to Top Chef University - Here you will learn professional cooking techniques and food preparation methods (not just recipes) from several Top Chef contestants. Learning how to cook has never been more fun and convenient.
Stop the Omnibus Crime Bill Now Canadians Will Benefit - The Omnibus Crime Bill (C-10) should be stopped now. It is regressive and punitive versus progressive and restorative. It puts into law a system that is ineffective and is extremely wasteful of public funds. Effectiveness and affordability are the underpinnings of this government’s approach. Why is the direction changing now?
Growing Peanuts in Nova Scotia - Annapolis Seeds - Owen Bridge of Annapolis Seeds (www.annapolisseeds.com) talks about growing peanuts in a northern climate. With the right variety and the right spot (well draining soil in full sun, with about 120 frost-free days) peanuts can be a surprisingly easy crop to grow.
Double Dee success! - Branching out from its small ice cream stand, Dee Dee’s now serves burritos, it’s a score on both fronts.
Grow A Farmer - As part of a new educational initiative, ACORN has started the "Grow A
Farmer" Learning Series, providing workshops and events to educate,
inspire and connect our growing community of urban and rural
2nd Annual Oceans Film Festival - In celebration of World Oceans Day (June 8) the International Ocean Institute along with its partners have decided to turn this one day celebration into a month of activities!
Adventures at LocalMotive Farm - Our team at HomeGrown took a trip to visit Jody and Keith at LocalMotive Farm! One of the amazing farms supplying HomeGrown with salad greens, spinach, peppers, chives, herbs and eggs!
Nova Scotia Food Policy Council Call for Nominations & Participation - Concerned about food issues?
We invite you to participate in the newly-formed Nova Scotia Food Policy Council to develop policies in support of the wonderful work being done across Nova Scotia to re-shape our food system.
The Nova Scotia Food Policy Council is a citizens’ group working with communities, organizations, and governments to develop and implement policies and programs that ensure an equitable, healthy, and sustainable local food system, responsive to the economic, environmental, social, and cultural needs of Nova Scotians. (Mission Statement, 2010 NSFPC Memorandum of Association)
Take me outside week September 20th to 26th - Take Me Outside Week is a new project coordinated by Recreation Nova Scotia
to support a growing "back to nature" movement as we invite more children
and youth out into the great outdoors.
Peace Conference 2010 - The foundation to any workable society is peace. Unfortunately for some it is an unattainable goal, however peace activists and changemakers are looking forward to rectify this. The Peace Conference of 2010 is being held this year at Mount Saint Vincent University and includes many different speakers and opportunities to make a positive change for the World.
Tatamagouche Centre Community Celebration - June 11 at 2:00 pm to June 12 4 pm there will be a celebration to honour the wonderful programs offered at the Tatamagouche Centre. FOr more information please check out www.tatacentre.ca
FRESH, The Movie - FRESH is more than a movie, it is a gateway to action. Our aim is to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become an active participant in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.
Climate Change Action - Come stand in solidarity at the corner of Robie and Willow every Monday from 4-6 pm to help bring attention to Canadas role in the world climate talks in Copenhagen December 12th.
Halifax Peace Coalition Book Club Meeting - Please join the Halifax Peace Coalition for our second annual book club on Sunday, June 7 from 2:00pm until 4:00 pm at the Just Us Cafe 5896 Spring Garden Road Halifax. We will be reading and discussing the anti war classic War is a Racket by US General Smedley Butler,one of the most decorated American Generals.
Geography of Hope Author Chris Turner Speaking in Halifax - 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 is
young, hip, smart, and interesting, and he will be ALL OURS the night of March 31st.
Dialogue for Change - The College of Sustainability invites you to attend Dialogue for Change, an
On stage discussion with internationally renowned thinkers whose ideas
will challenge convention, confront contemporary paradigms and inspire positive change.
Musicians for Farmers - On February 21st, come for your fill of local food and music in support of Heliotrust, an Ecology Action Centre affiliate, whose projects include: farmland conservation, sustainable farming practices, biodiversity, and conserving and imparting rural wisdom.
Free talk by Laury Hammel - Laury Hammel recently published his first book,Growing Local Value—
How to Build Business Partnerships that Strengthen Your Community. This
book tells the story of how over twenty locally-owned companies have
made an impact on their community
Veggie Tasting - Complimentary Veggie Tasting presented by the Halifax Association of Vegetarians and Planet Organic
Four Directions in the Natural World - This workshop,relying on the ancient wisdom of the Medicine Wheel, holism and the four elements, provides participants with the opportunity to seek some clarity of their own relationship status as citizens within the greater organic whole.
A Concert for Peace with Errol Lee - All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Centre for Development and Peace Education (cdpeace) working in Sierra Leone in West Africa. Cdpeace is a Peaceful Schools International member and partner
Hope for Wildlife Society Open House - The Hope for Wildlife Society is holding its 7th Annual Open House. Come show your support for this remarkable facility that cares for hundreds of injured and orphaned animals each year.
Book Launch of The Maritime Book of Climate Change, by Richard Zurawski - Richard Zurawski takes a hard look at our regional weather and then projects into the future to see what the Maritimes will look like in the coming years as the worlds climate changes and discusses what we should be doing now. How we respond and how soon we respond to the coming changes will determine how easy or how difficult the transitions will be.
The Future of Fair Trade with Francisco VanderHoff - Fair Trade now includes many different products and has great potential as a model for social change. It is also in danger of being hijacked by big business. Join us for a presentation and discussion about the Future of Fair Trade.
Strong Coffee screening - National Fair Trade Weeks (May 1 15, 2008) bring together businesses and
community members to raise awareness of Fair Trade and its benefits both for the environment and for farmers in developing countries.
Earth Day Party at Bearlys! - Celebrate this Saturday night at Bearlys House of Blues and Ribs with bands: Heather Kelday & A Band of Owls, Smokin Contra Band, and Scott Withers & The Whisper Banshees.
Join Little Foot Yurts; makers of traditional style yurts and learn how to build your own yurt – a low impact, affordable, shelter originating from Central Asia. Versatile and portable the yurt can be used for a cabin, studio, home or workshop space.
Is Christianity a Green Faith? - The Hon. Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour for the Province of Nova Scotia, will deliver the keynote address entitled: Is Christianity a Green Faith?.
The Joy of Singing! - Rediscover the joy of singing with others - a group voice class for adults. Learn basic vocal technique, singing in harmony and sing songs from folk, world and jazz styles in a relaxed atmosphere.
Herb Fair on McNabs island - If you have an interest in herbs and herbal medicine, you will not want to miss the 5th annual herb fair of the Herbalist Association of NS. (HANS)
Live Willow Weaving workshop - Michael Wolter will be demonstrating this unique form of garden structure and creating a living fence for the EAC garden. This demonstration will be held in the yard of the Ecology Action Centre on Fern Lane on
Saturday, April 21st at 1:00pm.
Learn how to build your own yurt - Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to build your own yurt - a low impact shelter originating from Central Asia. Building a shelter is an empowering and creative experience, with lots of hands-on learning.
The Standing Tall Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Forestry - What do you think of when you think of Nova Scotia’s forests? Shaded trout streams? Mayflowers and ladyslippers? Blazing fall colours? Well-paid jobs in our small towns? Maple syrup? The clean smell of freshly-sawn broad pine boards? Trees so wide it’s hard to get your arms around them?
Or do you think of clearcuts, of protests against spraying, of softwood tree farms springing up seemingly everywhere?
Celebrate without pesticides! - Order a chemical-free tree or wreath for your home, school or workplace! The Ecology Action Centre is once again offering trees and wreaths, locally grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Canada World Youth - Hiring Project Supervisors (2006 -7) - Canada World Youth offers international educational programs to young people aged 17 to 24. Since 1971, the year CWY was founded, more than 25 000 people from Canada and around the world have participated in our programs in 67 countries.
From Belgrade to Baghdad: How the Uncorrected Media Lies A public lecture with Scott Taylor - Scott Taylor, a former professional soldier, has been editor and publisher of Esprit de Corps, an Ottawa-based magazine. Taylor has logged over one million air miles as a war correspondent reporting from such global hot spots as the Persian Gulf, Cambodia, Western Sahara, Croatia, Bosnia, and most recently from Iraq, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.
Solar Shelter Design Courses - Solar Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the next courses of Solar
Shelter Design, a practical, how-to course on designing and building
solar shelters, incluing greehouses, solaria, additions and
especially solar homes.
HALIFAX WIND ENERGY CEDIF MEETING BIG SUCCESS... - On, Monday, January 16, 2006, the Chronicle Herald ran a front-page business story "How to win with the wind"(C-1) by business reporter Judy Myrden - the largest wind energy story to ever to appear in the Herald.
LETS / Bike Again! Winter Bike Skills Workshop - LETS and Bike Again are presenting a workshop on winter cycling skills. Covered will be clothing/gear, maintenance and road tips. If you have wanted to have your bike out this winter but haven't dared, then this event is for you!
Biofuel basics - A day-long training weekend workshop will teach you how to modify
your diesel vehicle to run on new or used vegetable oil AND how to
make clean-burning non-toxic biodiesel for use in any diesel engines.
Community Workshops on Oceans Management - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO - Maritimes) recently released a draft
Integrated Oceans Management Plan for the Eastern Scotian Shelf. The draft
Plan sets out objectives and strategies for sustainable use and conservation of a 325,000 km2 offshore area between Halifax and the Laurentian Channel.
A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan - NELOFER PAZIRA is a journalist and filmmaker based in Toronto. She starred
in Kandahar and co-directed Return to Kandahar. She currently works for
CBC?s nightly newscast, The National. She has recently set up a charity ?
Dyana Afghan Women?s Fund ? to provide education and skills training for
women in the city of Kandahar.
Waging War on the Poor: Canada in Haiti - Join Yves Engler for the Halifax launch of the newly published "Waging War
on the Poor Majority: Canada in Haiti" (Red/Fernwood Publishing),
co-authored by Yves Engler and Anthony Fenton.
Solar Nova Scotia Summer Workshop - Solar enthusiasts and experts will gather in Halifax on August 20th and 21st to exchange ideas and information about renewable energy, energy conservation, and off-grid living.
Energy and HRM's Regional Plan - In late Spring 2005, a working draft of HRM's proposed Regional Plan was
released to the public. Although one of the Plan's principals explicitly
refers to "energy", the references to energy in the working draft are few
and far between. This paper reviews the Plan and its proposed actions on
HRM's energy future.
G8 Climate Alarm in Ottawa - Citizens concerned about Climate Change will ring bells and blow whistles on Parliament Hill to sound their discontent with global climate injustice. This action is part of an unprecedented world-wide 'climate alarm'. People around the world are sounding the climate alarm to remind the G8 leaders meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland that it is time to take concrete actions to address socio-ecological implications of climate change.
Breaking the chains: Fun facts about Wal-Mart - In a recent press briefing in Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott Jr. announced the corporation could not afford to pay living family wages to its workers in a manner similar to what its competitors Costco, Safeway, Giant and Kroger currently do.
High School sophmore builds model hydrogen car - Although dreaming of one day being a heavy metal drummer, 15 year old Micah Hinton may be destined for engineering. The high school sophomore has designed a model car that uses a solar panel to create hydrogen fuel out of water.
The Friends of McNabs Island Society, 13th Annual Beach Clean-up - Kick off Environment Week by joining the Friends of McNabs Island Society in the annual cleanup of McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park.
Bring gloves, comfortable shoes, lunch, drinking water and **Enthusiasm**.
Meet at Four Winds Charters on Cable Wharf in Halifax (near the Halifax
Ferry Terminal). Transportation to the island is FREE for volunteers. Groups of more than ten persons must pre-register with the Friends of McNabs Island.
Dr. Ram Myers to speak at CPAWS-NS AGM - In celebration of Oceans Day on June 6th, CPAWS Nova Scotia Chapter is
pleased to have Dr. Ransom Myers as our guest speaker at our AGM on
Saturday, June 4th.
Break the chains on World Fair Trade Day with a house party! - Just in time for World Fair Trade Day, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is pleased to announce our next House Party film and action pack, featuring the new documentary, Coffee with the Taste of the Moon. Starting May 14th the OCA and allies around the world will promote Fair Trade and organic goods, like coffee, chocolate and tea.
Bloomfield Centre Open House - The Bloomfield Review Committee has recommended to the HRM Program & Services Review Committee that the entire Bloomfield Centre be shut down, & the site disposed of. As a vital hub of the Bloomfield community, it is felt by the members of this community that the Bloomfield Centre must be saved.
Action Alert: Protection of Fish Habitat - Funding for fish habitat protection will be cut by $2.3 million in 2005 if the Federal budget is passed with further cuts to a total of $7 million a year by 2007.
Urgent Action on Climate Change Needed, Groups Tell Leaders - (Ottawa) The Sierra Club of Canada has joined with 35 environmental, labour and green industry associations to urge all parties put aside their differences long enough to ensure that measures necessary for implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, introduced in the February budget, are approved by Parliament without delay. Concerned that an election will be called before the recently announced federal measures can get underway, the groups have written a joint letter to Prime Minister Martin, Stephen Harper, Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton.
Nova Scotia Nature Trust AGM - The Nova Scotia Nature Trust will be holding its Annual General Meeting
on April 28th. Come and find out how private land conservation has been
progressing this past year and get a look at what's to come.
Earth Day Canada's National Award Program - Earth Day Canada is looking for the environmental heroes in your community. These Hometown Heroes are people who have made significant positive contributions and improved the state of the environment at the local level. In order to recognize these local heroes and celebrate their efforts and achievements, Earth Day Canada has established the Earth Day Hometown Heroes Award Program.
Study highlights global decline - The most comprehensive survey ever into the state of the planet concludes that human activities threaten the Earth's ability to sustain future generations.
PEI Consultations GE Free Zone - As you know, Prince Edward Island's Legislative Assembly's Standing
Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Environment has announced its plans
to hold hearings to examine the issues around a potential decision to
declare PEI a GE free zone.
Every day, in communities across Canada, young people are actively
demonstrating their passion for the environment through the important work
they accomplish. These dedicated young Canadians are emerging as tomorrow's
environmental leaders and advocates.
More protection for wetlands needed - A national wetlands conservation group is urging Nova Scotia to adopt rules that ensure new wetlands are created when areas are destroyed.
Showing of The Corporation - The Society for Corporate Environmental Social Responsibility (CESR) invites you to a showing of the movie The Corporation on Monday, October 4th, 2004, in the McMechan Auditorium of the Killam Library at 7:45 pm. The cost is $2 or $1 with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the metro food bank.
Use Green Energy To Keep The Lights On - The Ottawa Citizen
Over the next few months the Ontario government will make the most important decision of its mandate. It won't be about issues such as health care and education that are the main concerns for Ontarians. Instead, the McGuinty government is deciding whether to resurrect the 1950s dream of "clean and cheap'' nuclear power to solve the province's looming electricity crunch.
Ontario To Repair, Reopen Nuclear Plant - The Globe and Mail
Ontario's Liberal government announced the controversial decision Wednesday to continue the province's reliance on nuclear power by rebuilding one nuclear-generating plant at Pickering and possibly rebuilding two others.
Rice Yields Dip As Planet Warms - BBC
There is a strong link between increasing night temperatures and decreasing rice yields. Global warming could have a severe effect on rice production, say scientists working in the Philippines.
World's Land Turning To Desert At Alarming Speed, UN Warns - USA Today
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ Increasingly vast areas of the world are being turned into desert wasteland every year and the problem threatens to send millions of people fleeing to greener countries to survive, the United Nations says.
Climate Change Threatens Species, Says Archbishop - The viability of the human race is at stake because of "offences against our environment" which threaten the world with further wars and rising inequality, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said last night.
France Launches Radical Green Tax On Bigger Cars - The Guardian
French drivers who favour large, gas-guzzling cars will have to pay up to 3,500 Euros (£2,300) more for a new model from next January under a radical green road tax scheme unveiled by the environment ministry.
California Leads on Warming - Filling a leadership vacuum left by President Bush and Congress, states have been forced to lead the fight against global warming. Yesterday California unveiled an ambitious proposal to require automakers to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases linked to global warming by as much as 30 percent over the next decade.
The makeup of the new government in Ottawa offers the best opportunity to advance climate protection Canada has ever seen.
Halifax International Symposium on Media and Disinformation - Invitation to Participate - This International Symposium aims to deal with one of the most pressing matters facing journalists, media and culture workers, and all sections of the people -- disinformation. The main aim of the Symposium is to empower journalists and collectives of the people by definitively exposing the modus operandi and extent of disinformation, presenting the experience of journalists and activists across Canada and abroad in tackling it, and to consolidate the long-term struggle for its elimination.
The Prime Minister will soon call an election. And Fair Vote Canada will respond with its own call: "Make this the LAST unfair election!"
Earth Day Canada's National Award Program - Earth Day Canada is looking for the environmental heroes in your community.
These Hometown Heroes are people who have made significant positive contributions and improved the state of the environment at the local level. In order to recognize these local heroes and celebrate their efforts and achievements, Earth Day Canada has launched the Earth Day Hometown Heroes Award Program.
I am writing in regard to the Pesticide By-Law to urge that in 2004
progressive measures are taken to deal with the chinch problem that
overwhelmed the permitting process in 2003. By doing so, we can maintain
our leadership in sustainable development for cities, and reap the sorts
of benefits we have gained from the composting program. In fact there is
an important link between the compost program and our ability to resolve
the chinch problem without use of pesticides.
Supporting and Celebrating Local Food Systems - Imagine our school and work cafeterias bursting with local lettuce and salads, fresh vegetables warm from the sun brought right to your door, local groceries and deli's piled with products made by neighbours and farmers down the lane.
...Dare to dream with food.
Trans fats have no place in a healthy diet! - Canadians are considered among the worlds leading consumers of trans-fats, many of us are unknowingly endangering our health. There is no so called safe level of trans-fatty acids.
Going Organic - Halifax resident Dawn Carson says she started eating organically "because I wanted healthy food for myself and my husband but very healthy food for my children."
Fish Parade - March for Fish & Oceans followed by rally and fish die in.
Let the fish and ocean and coastal communities know you care.
"Canada and Militarization" - The Halifax Peace Coalition invites you to participate in our reading and discussion on "Canada and Militarization" on Monday, Dec. 15 from
7-9PM in the seminar room of the silver Computer Science Building, 6050
University Avenue, Dalhousie University
Alternatives - Alternatives is the only remaining Canadian environmental
journal with the mandate to link the work of activists, academics
and professionals and to cover both ecological and social justice
Dubious Battles: photos of migrant agricultural workers in Canada - The photos in this exhibit are of migrant agricultural workers from Mexico and the Caribbean working in Canada. The goal of the exhibit is to raise local awareness concerning the daily lives of these workers and to promote the Frontier College labourer/teacher program.
- allows the destruction of wildlife habitat and watercourses,
promotes harvesting practices that are completely inappropriate for the Acadian forest region,
- runs a silviculture program that does not support small owners and operators who wish to harvest their forests in a low-impact manner.
You may be among the many people who are outraged by the recent cutting in our communities by JD Irving Ltd. Over the next 8-10 weeks, contractors working for the company are cutting over 150 acres of red spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, yellow birch, white birch, white ash, maple, and even apple trees. One property on the Baxter's Harbour Road is owned by nearby hog farmer Graham Ells. When finished, this land will complete about 2000 acres of continuous clearcut on 9 properties, all cut within the last 15 years.
In an attempt to change our forestry policy in Nova Scotia, residents are organizing themselves and calling on other Nova Scotians to request that our provincial government amend current regulations so we can protect our rural communities from the devastating consequences of indiscriminate clearcutting.
Bike Again Community Bike Project - Bike Again Community Bike Project has small grants for artists wanting to create functional art from recycled bike parts! This is an exciting opportunity for bikers, sculptors, jewellers, inventors, carpenters, welders, set designers, art students, costume designers and so on.
THE BODY SPEAKS: EXPLORING BODY EXPERIENCES, SYMPTOMS AND ILLNESS - Our bodies speak to us in many ways, yet we often overlook these
signals. Giving body experiences special attention allows their
language to unfold into a deep awareness process. We tap into the
wisdom held within us and find messages for our personal development.
These messages relate not only to our own bodies but often reflect on
societal and cultural dynamics which exist around us.
Authentic Leadership Summer Program - This week-long program includes skill-building modules, reflection,
and creative process--all within the context of a learning community
of 300 leaders from around the globe.
Taoist Tai Chi - The purpose of Tai Chi is to promote a healthy lifestyle and mental attitude. Emphasis is on being kind, generous and helpful to others and on gentle turning and stretching movements. Taoist Tai Chi has proven effects on well-being and health.
Great Nova Scotia Pick Me Up - You are cordially invited to participate in the Great Nova Scotia Pick
Me Up Program. Clean Nova Scotia has spent the last 11 years inspiring volunteers to preserve the beauty of our province through community litter clean-ups. Last year was another successful one, with the program supporting approximately 400 events and 20,000 volunteers lending a hand to remove more than 6500 bags of garbage and recyclable items.
Irondale - Thursday Night Open Workshops are Back! - Just a quick note to say that Thursday night workshops are back! For those of you who remember, Thursday night open workshops are Irondale's chance to give something back to the community. We play games, do improv, develop scenes and laugh our heads off. These workshops are an great opportunity to meet people you may never have met anywhere else. These nights have been enormously successful in the past. Due to popular demand, we brought back open night three weeks ago and have had great turn out so far. This is still a trial period, and our decision to continue will depend on attendance in the next two weeks. That means, come out to open night this week, not next and bring a friend. Everybody can come, no experience required, any experience welcomed and all of it absolutely free.
IN SOLIDARITY is collecting photographs that portray everyday life in the 24 countries that share the common experience of being bombed by the United States since the end of World War II.
Help stop the war! Send Rice for our Iraqi - The following article is courtesy of a United Church Faith in Action committee newsletter. The following action has its roots in the Christian scripture upon which Bush says his crusade is based. Please, do what you can. We may never know what impact our efforts have. We may not be "successful". All we are called to be is faithful. "We can do no great things. We can only do small things with great love." (Mother Theresa)
Facilitating Small Groups - “Learn to do by doing!” Small groups are the foundation of successful
communities, churches, organizations and social movements! Improve your
facilitation with a greater understanding of group dynamics, stages of
group development, group decision-making and problem-solving. Gain
confidence in dealing with difficult behaviours and situations. Become
a more effective facilitator and increase your ability to provide
leadership for satisfying, effective small groups in which individuals,
organizations, communities and churches can be transformed.
Help highlight environmental education, and support and celebrate dedicated practitioners and organizations nation-wide - send in your nominations today!
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday April 30, 2003.
Active Transportation project Pathways for People Active Transportation Tour - A team from the Ecology Action Centre and Youth for Environmental Action, funded by the Active Kids/Healthy Kids Strategy through the Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission n, will travel to 25 communities in Nova Scotia between April and October 2003. In each community, the team will target the public, nonprofit groups, municipal and government decision-makers, schools and youth with an active transportation message.
Now it is time for federal government to follow through on this important
symbolic act by implementing policies and programs that tangibly reduce
greenhouse gas emissions. One of the most telling statements about Ottawa’
s priorities is the tabling of the federal budget which happens in late
Leadership and Facilitation skills - Make 2003 the year to improve your facilitation and training skills. No
doubt you are aware that Tatamagouche Centre is well known for great,
practical programs in leadership development. Later this month we will
be offering several exciting courses we want you to know about.
Solar Shelter Design Course - Solar Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the next course of Solar
Shelter Design, a practical, how-to course on designing and building solar shelters, incluing greenhouses, solariams, additions and especially solar homes.
Canned Food Drive - Beginning Wednesday, December 4th, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the Metro Food Bank Society.
Public deliberation on food trade - You are invited to a discussion on food and international trade. Trade, and the international agreements that regulate it, play an increasingly important role in the lives of Canadians and people around the world, and more and more Canadians are concerned with how food gets to their dinner table. Increased trade in food products has brought changes for Canadians -for example, in terms of the types of foods available to consumers and in terms of the ways food is produced and transported. In recent years there has been considerable discussion around food, agriculture, and international trade but many Canadians feel left out of the discussion.
Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group - AGM - This is a notice that the NSPIRG (Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday November 4, 2002 at 5:30pm in the Life Science Centre room 206.
Community Environmental Health Audit Workshop - A Community Environmental Health Audit workshop for anyone seeking to learn more about the links between environment and health in their communities and how to address the issues. What's the link between environment and health risks?
Organizing for Community Environmental Action - Are you concerned about your community’s environment? If the quality of air, water or soil is being degraded and you want to know what you can do about it, check out our fall weekend workshop Organizing for Community
Winds Of Change - 2002 Conference & Trade Show - WIND ENERGY is proving its value in a number of Canadian provinces. The Winds of Change is dedicated to exploring the potential and developing opportunities in all provinces and territories.
Solar Shelter Design Course - Solar Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the next course of Solar Shelter
Design, a practical, how-to course on designing and building solar shelters,including greenhouses, solariams, additions and especially solar homes.
Engineers without borders speakers series and general meeting - The opening night of our speaker series exploring The Role of Engineering in International Development featuring Don Fraser, P. Eng.
An engineering consultant with award-winning experience in international
development, will speak about "The R
- HALIFAX, September 30, 2002 - The Community Animation Program is hosting a free one-day workshop for non-profit community groups on how to influence public policy. By becoming part of the policy process, groups and individuals can help make positiv
- Tatamagouche Centre announces a Guatemala "Breaking the Silence" human rights and community development delegation , February 6th, 2003 to February18th, with registration for an orientation session by September 16th. The tour has three emphases:
Plant Medicine for Health and Healing - In the western world, we are experiencing a renewed
interest in partnering with plants for health and well being. This
workshop provides an opportunity to get to know local wild
medicinal plants and to learn more about their healing