30th

October 16th, 2021
Online via Zoom

The New Brunswick Environmental Network is turning 30 and while we were excited to celebrate in person with you, concerns over COVID-19 have shifted our plans. The Eco-confluence and AGA will now take place online via Zoom, Saturday, October 16th.

We’ve got a great lineup for the day, including a panel on collective climate organising post-pandemic with Louise Comeau of Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Sabine Dietz of ClimAtlantic, and Marion Tétégan Simon of Valorès, as well as three simultaneous workshops, and our AGA. Be sure to register now to save your spot! See you online!



DRAFT AGENDA
1:00 Introductions
1:10 Fire: Slam Poetry Performance Quinn MacAskill, Titan Eco-Action
1:15 On the Front Burner: Collective Climate Organizing in New Brunswick Post-Pandemic Louise Comeau, Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Marion Tétégan Simon, Valorès
Sabine Dietz, ClimAtlantic
2:00 Simultaneous Workshops
A: A holistic approach to reducing carbon emissions in New Brunswick: electrification, the Atlantic Loop, coal-phase out and why new nuclear is not a solution

Louise Comeau, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, and Susan O'Donnell, Rural Action and Voices for the Environment

B: Mapping environmental (in)justice Céline Surette, Université de Moncton, and Saadia Hara, New Brunswick Environmental Network
C: Mobilizing for Canada’s Climate Emergency in the first 100 days Tracey Maynard, Climate Emergency Unit, Emma Norton, Climate Emergency Unit, and Robin Tress, Council of Canadians
2:50 Break
3:00 Annual General Assembly
3:55 Conclusion
4:00 Closing


Members and associates of the NBEN are given priority in registration. Register today to save your spot!

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Biodiversity and Climate Change Conference
April 13, 12:30-3:30 pm
Online via Zoom

We are in the process of migrating pages over to our new event booking system. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!

Climate change is one of the top threats to species and ecosystem health. In New Brunswick, ecosystems and species face sea level rise, changing temperatures, and habitat loss. At the same time, a lot is being done to protect the natural areas and species that we know and love against climate change. To learn about these threats and solutions, join the Biodiversity Collaborative in the afternoon of April 13 for their annual biodiversity conference! This year will feature research talks related to biodiversity and climate change including; marine protected areas, coastal ecosystems, soil and forest biodiversity, and more! We will also be hosting a science communication workshop, as well as networking sessions.

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The conference keynote will be given by Emily Giles, Senior Species Specialist for the World Wildlife Fund Canada! Emily was a coauthor of the third edition of the 2020 Living Planet Report Canada. This report offers a comprehensive look at biodiversity trends across the country and provides an action plan for addressing the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Join Emily as she shares the groundbreaking findings and critical solutions for reversing wildlife loss and fighting climate change right here at home. Additionally, she’ll explore the results from a new study on wildlife in the Wolastoq (Saint John River) watershed in New Brunswick, and illustrate how recovering most of the species at risk found here is possible.


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Following the conference in the evening we will be hosting our public panel on the state of biodiversity in New Brunswick! This panel is the culmination of the months-long Wildlife Webinar Series and will feature a variety of voices discussing questions like: “What exactly is biodiversity?” The panel will be free to attend with lots of time for questions. Click here to register to attend the panel. Note that if you signed up for all the wildlife webinars in the past, you're already on the list!

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Healthy Coasts NB is hosting two evening webinars March 9th and March 11th 6:00pm - 7:30pm, where experts will share knowledge about how protecting nature can help keep New Brunswick’s coastal communities safe and healthy in a changing environment.


Learn about the role of beaches, dunes and wetlands in protecting coastal communities, what it means when an area is nominated for protection under the provincial Nature Legacy program, and about which rare species call these environments home.

These webinars are open to everyone — especially residents of Miscou Island and the Acadian Peninsula. There will be lots of time for your questions to the experts, so join in and share your thoughts and questions.

Dates and speakers:

March 9
  • Roland Chiasson - "Miscou: A beautiful island in transition where ecosystems live on the edge" (presentation in French with English translation)
  • Heather Loomer - "New Brunswick’s Nature Legacy: what it means when lands and freshwater becomes a Protected Area" (presentation in English with French translation)
March 11
  • Lewnanny Richardson - "Dynamic coastal ecosystems of Miscou Island: Barrier islands, beaches and dunes" (presentation in French with English translation)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
What Pandemics Teach Us About Teaching
Register Today!

It is our pleasure to announce the official 2021 SEA Conference:

 

 “What Pandemics Teach Us About Teaching”

For many of us, the March 2020 SEA Conference was our last in-person event before everything changed. This March (2021), the conference is moving online, but will still focus on social interaction, collaboration, networking, and education as we learn about all of the progress sustainability education in New Brunswick has experienced over the past year! 

What To Expect at SEA 2021

Exciting News!

This year's conference will also feature Great Minds Think Outside professional development sessions that offer educators the opportunity to learn and adapt new learning strategies intended to integrate curricular programs in the great outdoors, no matter the subject or age level. The full cost of these sessions is normally $1050 per school but for this special event, we are offering individual registration for only $20. So take advantage of this rare opportunity and join this SEA Conference workshop!

Great Minds Think Outside Professional Development Session | Choose your Date!

Choose one of the following dates and register using the link below to hold your spot!

  • March 21, 2021, 1-3:30 pm
  • March 23, 2021, 9-11:30 am
  • March 26, 2021, 1-3:30 pm

 

Day 1 | Economics & Prosperity | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | March 29, 2021

 

Day 2 | Solutions, Adaptations & Resources | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | March 30, 2021


During these two afternoon sessions, we will have time for discussion in small groups, SEA team meetings, updates on the last year, and panel sessions with notable speakers discussing the ways their approaches to education and meeting their communities’ needs over the past year.

The Panelists | [To be dispersed across Day 1 & 2]


Blast from the Past! - SEA Conference Reports

As we prepare for “What Pandemics Teach Us About Teaching” feel free to take a minute to check out these past Sustainability Education Alliance conference reports. 

See all that we have accomplished as a collaborative to-date and get ready to accomplish even more!

Go here to see the reports: https://nben.ca/en/sea-province-wide-conference-reports-presentations
 
For questions and/or inquiries please contact Leaya Mullin (leaya.mullin@nben.ca) or Tzomi Burkhart (tzomi.burkhart@nben.ca

Register Today!

Trivia Night
With the second wave hitting hard, you may have noticed that we were unable to organize our yearly December gathering in Fredericton. Do not despair, we have an enjoyable replacement planned for this new year: NBEN Trivia Night!


Join us on Thursday, February 11th, 7pm for the first ever NBEN Trivia Night and what is sure to be a good time.


Sign up as a team of 3-5 people or sign up alone and let us find you team. Bonus points for the most creative team names.



In the meantime, start brushing up on all things NBEN, with a dash of pop culture for good measure. There will be laughs, there will be fun facts, there will be prizes! 


Hope to see you there!

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