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Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:57

Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines

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“Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines” is a must see.  Kahsatstenhsera is a Mohawk word that means Strength in Unity. Check out this short documentary about Indigenous resistance to tar sands pipeline expansion, in particular the Line 9 and Energy East pipelines, which threaten the health of their territories. It includes the voices and perspectives of Ron Tremblay, John Levis and Suzanne Patles.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:05

We have arrived!

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I’m Grace, I am nineteen years old and from Accra, Ghana. I am Julia, I am eighteen years old and I am from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. We are two out of the eighteen volunteers participating in a Canada World Youth women’s exchange. We have completed our first week volunteering at the New Brunswick Environmental Network! It has been a wonderful experiential learning opportunity so far and we are looking forward to gaining knowledge on key environmental issues present in Moncton and the surrounding area. We will be volunteering at the NBEN until mid- December and are excited to better our…
On Monday, September 16, 2013, three environmental awards were presented to New Brunswick citizens and environmental groups in honour of exemplary service to their community. The prizes, awarded by the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN), recognize significant efforts by citizens and citizen groups toward the protection and restoration of New Brunswick’s environment. The Fundy Biosphere Reserve, based in Moncton, was honoured with the Phoenix Award for their thought-provoking and accessible presentation of climate change through the production of the Whitney Journals. According to Mary Ann Coleman, Executive Director of the NBEN, “The Whitney Journals is a 20 minute video featuring…
Thursday, 26 September 2013 16:12

News from interns in Costa Rica

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Hard to believe that it has already been a month since our last update from Costa Rica! Only 4 weeks but so much to tell. We are very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit many different parts of the country in that time. So far we have seen majestic beaches and isolated pristine waterfalls in the tropical forest surrounded by lush vegetation. We have spotted monkeys, sloths, toucans, dolphins, whales and more! We also hiked in some beautiful mountains surrounded by scenic coffee plantations and have visited several organic Agro-Forestry farms. Make no mistake, however, we are also…
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:42

Walking the Talk: The art of outdoor learning

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The NBEN and Nature NB invite you to Walking the Talk: the art of outdoor learning, designed to help you enter the world of outdoor learning and sustainability education. You will leave with plenty of practical tools to try (as well as some things maybe to avoid!) to succeed in merging children learning with the outdoors. You will also have the opportunity to find out where the sustainability education movement in the province is going and how you can contribute! So make sure to block off Oct 10th in your calendar. For more information and to register, please click here.Looking…
Friday, 13 September 2013 10:06

A Hard Look at Sisson Brook

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Groups are reviewing the Sisson Brook mine environmental study and say that the scale of this project is hard to imagine. First, the project itself is an open pit tungsten and molybdenum mine that will create a pit 300-375 metres deep over 145 hectares. The tailings pond will cover 750 hectares. Secondly, with the process itself, the public has only 45 days to respond to an environmental assessment report that took years to prepare and is over 5000 pages in length. One issue of significant concern noted by one environmental group is the potential for widespread arsenic contamination due to…
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:01

Raissa’s New Baby!

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I am happy to let everyone know about the arrival of Abigail Virginia, who was born on the morning of August 15 (la Fête nationale de l’Acadie!). Chris, Lianna, and I are very excited to welcome Abby into our family!
Check out this show on Global News "What it's like when oil runs through your backyard!" It's a rude awakening about the effects of oil and pipelines.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 09:24

Update from NBEN Interns in Costa Rica

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¡Buenos días! I am writing to you all from beautiful Costa Rica, where Anne-Marie and I are starting work at the secretariat of the International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN), the organization we will be interning with for 6 months. We are happy to be settling in to our routines here in San Jose, after a couple of hectic weeks since arriving. The IAFN recently decided to move from their previous home near the Pacific coast, in a small town called Londres, to the bustling capital of San Jose. What a change! When we first arrived we were whisked off to…
Check out Charles Thériault’s new video. The power that an intense look and intelligent rhymes can have is truly impressive! The arts sure have their role to play in the environmental movement. Thanks to Charles Thériault for this interesting perspective on forest issues. Click here to watch the video.
Friday, 09 August 2013 09:52

Elsipogtog Photos

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Check out this set of front line photos and a song from Elsipogtog. Powerful stuff and lots of food for thought - over thirty people have been willing to stand up and be arrested for the protection of our environment. Click here to view the photos and song from Elispogtog. And even more photos with the old tune "See you in September".
Friday, 26 July 2013 14:50

Raissa on Maternity Leave

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I am happy to announce that our 2-year-old daughter will soon have a baby brother or sister!  I am due on August 29th and I will be going on maternity leave as of the end of July.  I will keep everyone posted with news about the baby. I look forward to re-joining the NBEN team upon my return at the beginning of September 2014.
A little "sustainable" humour to lighten your day!
Friday, 12 July 2013 12:59

NBEN Blast from the Past!

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The NBEN is dabbling in the art of video creation! The video was shot a while ago, but check it out and let us know what you think.
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