ecoconfluence
November 17, 2018, 8:30-4:30
New Maryland Centre, 754 New Maryland Hwy, just outside Fredericton

Assembly of All Groups: Let’s build on one another’s efforts! Share key information with groups around the province and learn about other groups’ current issues, priorities, tools, and approaches. A little information goes a long way.

Workshops & Dialogues: Building our capacity! Join in-depth solutions-oriented dialogues to move common challenges ahead. Learn from experienced practitioners about ways to make your group more effective.

Stronger Relationships: Relationships are always front and centre in our work. Face-to-face time with others in the Network helps us develop stronger relationships and build resiliency in the environmental movement.

Annual General Meeting: We can accomplish a lot when we work together! Hear about the latest successes and on-going collaborative initiatives happening under the NBEN umbrella and welcome new groups to the Network.

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Draft Agenda
8:30-9:00 am Registration & Networking
Silent Auction
 
9:00-9:15 am Welcome & Introductions  
9:15-10:15 am Annual General Meeting Welcoming new groups
Steering Committee elections
Policy resolutions
10:15-10:45 am Assembly of All Groups I Water
  • Watershed Caucus, Simon Mitchell, Meduxnekeag River Association
  • Federal focus on the St. John River, Molly Demma, St. John River Society
  • Citizen science approach to watershed monitoring, Kelli-Nicole Croucher, EOS Eco-Energy
  • Efforts to protect water quality on Northumberland Strait, Warren Redman, Save Wetlands Water and Tourism
  • Drinking water in West Saint John, David Thompson, West Side Ratepayers Association
10:45-11:15 am Networking Break
Silent Auction
 
11:15 am-12:45 pm Assembly of All Groups II Energy & Climate Change  
  • Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative, Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB Chapter (to be confirmed)
  • Low-carbon Economy Caucus, Lynaya Astephen, Red Head Anthony’s Cove Preservation Association
  • Small modular reactors at Lepreau, Chris Rouse, PEACE NB
  • Draught-proofing work parties, Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy
Biodiversity & Protected Natural Areas  
  • Biodiversity Collaborative, Sabine Dietz, Nature NB (to be confirmed)
  • Marine Protected Areas, Matt Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper
  • Spraying Caucus, Caroline Lubbé-D'Arcy, Stop Spraying New Brunswick
Education 
  • Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick, Roland Chiasson, Nature NB
  • Provincial climate change and energy education plan, Geoff MacDonald, The Gaia Project 
Environmental Health  
  • Children’s Environmental Health Collaborative, Barb MacKinnon, New Brunswick Lung Association (invited)
  • Cocagne watershed interactive map, Serge LaRochelle, Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group
  • Environmental Rights Caucus, Scott Kidd, Conservation Council of New Brunswick (to be confirmed)
12:45-1:45 pm Lunch
Silent Auction
 
1:45-2:15 pm Workshops & Dialogues I
  • Watershed Caucus Meeting
  • Spraying Caucus Meeting
  • Staff retention, Renata Woodward, Nature Trust of NB
  • How a good idea becomes a law, Lois Corbett, Conservation Council of NB
  • The role of advocacy in public policy development, Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB Chapter (invited)
2:15-2:45 pm Workshops & Dialogues II
  • Environmental Rights Caucus Meeting
  • Environmental Trust Fund, Scott Lloy, NB Department of Environment and Local Government
  • When government has the mandate and NGOs have the capacity, Simon Mitchell, Meduxnekeag River Association
  • How a good idea becomes a law, Lois Corbett, Conservation Council of NB
2:45-3:15 pm Workshops & Dialogues III
  • Low-carbon Economy Caucus Meeting
  • Environmental Trust Fund, Scott Lloy, NB Department of Environment and Local Government
  • Staff retention, Renata Woodward, Nature Trust of NB
  • When government has the mandate and NGOs have the capacity, Simon Mitchell, Meduxnekeag River Association
  • The role of advocacy in public policy development, Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB Chapter (invited)
3:15-3:45 Keynote Address Minister of Environment and Local Government (to be invited once the new minister is announced!)
3:45-4:00 pm Wrap up  
4:00-4:30 Networking Break
Silent Auction
 
4:30 Silent Auction Closes  

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