EOS Eco-Energy is an award winning not-for-profit organization focused on helping local communities reduce and adapt to climate change in the Tantramar-Memramcook region. We are looking for a dynamic individual who will coordinate a variety of public events and workshops including our 6th annual Tantramar Climate Change Week, develop education materials focused on climate change, and coordinate communications including social media. The coordinator will work out of our Sackville, New Brunswick office.

Duties:

  • Supervised by the executive director, you will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating a climate resiliency event series (including workshops, field trips, world renowned speakers, etc.).
  • Coordinate the 6th annual Tantramar Climate Change Week (taking place in early February 2018) including overseeing a volunteer planning committee and visiting local schools with hands-on climate change activities.
  • Promote events and activities and assist other EOS staff in promoting their programs and events.
  • Improve EOS’s social media presence. Coordinate EOS information booths at local community events.
  • Write EOS newsletter articles, press releases and social media posts, contribute to and update the EOS website. 

Experience and knowledge required:
  • Communications, education and/or public outreach experience.
  • Experience coordinating community events including those for children and teens.
  • Committee and volunteer coordination. Experience working independently as well as part of a team.
  • Community-based marketing/advertising experience.
  • Social media, website maintenance (using Wordpress), basic graphic design work (for posters).
  • Interest in and general knowledge of environmental and climate change issues in Tantramar-Memramcook. 

Qualifications
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in education, communications, marketing, environmental studies, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingualism is a very desired asset.
  • Valid drivers licence and vehicle.
  • Dynamic, creative, organized, diligent, attention to detail, responsible, energetic, excellent time management skills, strong leadership and interpersonal skills, team player, able to take initiative. 

Contract details:
Part-time contract from late August 2017 to March 2018. 20 hours per week with additional hours during Climate Change Week. Some evenings and weekends. Flexible schedule and fun work atmosphere. Possibility of extension or increased hours, depending on funding.

Application procedure and deadline:
Please forward your cover letter, resume, three references and an example of a poster designed by you (real or fake in PDF or JPEG for any type of event) to eos@nb.aibn.com by 5pm Friday, August 18th, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Executive Director Amanda Marlin at (506) 536-4487 or eos@nb.aibn.com. ;


Upcoming Events


9th Annual Free School
Fri, Aug 18th, 2017


Protégeons nos rivières 2017
Mon, Aug 21st, 2017


Protect our Rivers 2017
Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

Action Alerts

Call for nominations for the NBEN Awards - 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017
by Annika Chiasson
Every day people and environmental groups take action to protect and restore New Brunswick’s environment.  

Over this past year, who stands out in your mind? 

We invite you to nominate a group or individual deserving of one of the NBEN awards which will be presented in style at Eco-Confluence 2017.  Send an e-mail to nben@nben.ca describing your nominee’s work.  Nominees must be members or associates of the NBEN*.

Nomination deadline is September 13, 2017.

*Current NBEN Steering Committee members are not eligible for awards.

Resquest for letters of support: Proposed name restoration for the Wolastoq

Sunday, 30 April 2017
by Alma
 The Wolastoq Grand Council supports our YOUTH GROUPS on their proposal for changing the name of the Saint John River, back to it’s original and proper name; Wolastoq (the beautiful & bountiful river ). We see this as a good place to begin the process of implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; which was strongly recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

Proposed Name Restoration: 
  • The name Saint John River back to it’s original indigenous name -  Wolastoq
Purpose: 
  • Wolastoq; (the beautiful river) is the original Indigenous name of the River.
  • Wolastoq is the name sake for the real identity and unique nationality of our People; the Wolastoqiyik.  Respecting the rights of Wolastoqiyik.
  • Scientific studies have now confirmed, what our people have always known; “that water has memory”.    This river will remember its original name.   
  • This deed would begin a process for reconciliation with a show of goodwill on the part of the Government of New Brunswick, and would;
  • Create opportunities for discussions and engagement around indigenous issues.
  • Wolastoqiyik have a right to retain their own names for communities, places and persons. 

The Wolastoq Grand Council is requesting support letters from our Allies; as individuals, organizations, and/or Groups.  For more information, contact Alma Brooks, 506-478-1256, almabrooks.26@outlook.com

Please send support letters to the following addresses:

The Wolastoq Grand Council,
Grand Chief; Ron Tremblay
50 Maliseet Drive
Fredericton, NB, E3A 2V9


David Coon
Office of the Green Party Leader
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1

Additional Information

  1. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Carolyn Bennett; Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada; has assured the Wolastoq Grand Council in writing that; - “Canada is committed to a renewed nation to nation relationship with indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.”   Carolyn Bennett also stated that ; - “Achieving full reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada is at the heart of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s mandate, and that the government of “Canada will engage with Indigenous peoples, provinces, territories, and Canadians on how to implement the Declaration in accordance with Canada’s Constitution”.

  1. Andrea Bear-Nicholas
As described in a 2011 article by Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Maliseet historian:  
  1. The first step in the dispossession for the indigenous peoples in the Maritimes began in earnest immediately after the British capture of the French fort at Louisbourg in 1758.   Where place names and names of First Nations in the entire region had been inscribed on earlier maps; both would soon be erased by colonial cartographers in a process described by J. B. Harley as cartographic colonialism.  The justifications for these erasures was found in the doctrine of discovery.   
  2. The second step in the dispossession of indigenous peoples in Nova Scotia began immediately after signing of the Treaty of 1760 by Passamaquoddy and Maliseet Leaders, and later the signing of the Mascarene Treaty.   Although there was no surrender of any lands in either of these Treaties; 1.5 million acres of Maliseet land which outlawed the surveying and expropriation of lands not yet ceded by the indigenous inhabitants or purchased by the Crown.    


  3. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:   Articles 1, 2, 6, & 13   support and provide a guide for the implementation leading to reconciliation.

As a distinct ‘people,’ we have a right to our accurate identity and nationality.
  • Indigenous Peoples have the right to the full enjoyment as a collective or as individuals of all human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and international human rights law. 
  • Indigenous peoples and individuals are free and equal to all other peoples and individuals and have the right to be free from any kind of discrimination, in the exercise of their rights, in particular that based on their indigenous origin and identity. 
  • Every indigenous individual has the right to their own nationality. 
  • Indigenous people have a right to retain their own names for communities, places and persons.  “States shall take effective measures to ensure that this right is protected”.
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