Photo: Aerial view of a forest north of Grande Prairie showing poplar dieback. Credit: Canadian Forest Service.

Canada's climate is changing rapidly and more severely than most regions on earth, and it is uncertain whether our trees will survive. See When the intrinsic metabolism engendering tree survival fitness becomes compromised, trees become more susceptible to insects and disease. Forest scientists have been quick to attribute rising mortality rates mostly to insects, but with present knowledge they can only speculate on the reasons for loss of resistance. Solid scientific answers to such questions cannot be provided, because the tree-science research has not been done.

Click here to read the full article on the rationale behind petition e-3353.

Click here to view and sign petition e-3353 which calls for the Government of Canada to:
  1. Create and fund the National Council of Tree Science Research within the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada;
  2. Provide funding and infrastructure support comparable to that presently provided to the Canada Space Agency; and
  3. Emphasize fundamental research to understand and ensure ongoing survival fitness in each of Canada's tree species and its native geographic provenances, and support the research of physiologists, histologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and geneticists, in each research institution.
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Art d'Eco is a creative and diverse guide for everyone that seeks to connect with Nature. As an environmental magazine, Art d'Eco is a strong advocate for Canadian Nature and wildlife. However, to restore nature is to restore our connection with it. The path of living a more sustainable and happy life in balance with our environment is different for everyone. That is why Art d'Eco offers a wide variety of subjects related to the topic of environment and Nature. From seasonal recipes, art & meditation to herbal medicine, green witchcraft & climate action projects... this magazine has it all!
  • Get inspired by amazing environmental projects of the youth of the Maritimes
  • Admire the art from local artists and the First Nation communities
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  • Live more intentionally and happily

Art d'Eco follows a nature-based calendar - the wheel of the year - that divides a year into eight sabbats: four solar festivals (Yule, Ostara, Litha, Mabon) and four seasonal festivals (Samhain, Imbolc, Beltaine, Lugnasadh). The eight Sabbats were celebrated in ancient Celtic culture and are still being honoured in modern-day paganism, Wicca and witchcraft.

Art d'Eco is currently looking for environmental organizations that want to share with their readers in which way they are making a difference and how other people can support them in their cause. Also, environmental activities or climate action projects organized by individuals or groups can be featured so they can get out to people and get recognized. Another way these environmental organizations can be of help is through writing something for the magazine to educate people on an environmental issue in their community/Canada.

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We invite everyone concerned about the climate crisis to sign a petition urging the federal government to take bold action with significantly increased climate ambition.

Canada’s federal government is rolling out its’ emissions targets, sectoral action plans and legislation (Bill C-12 Short title “Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act”). These plans fall far short of meeting the level set by the IPCC in Paris in 2015. (Some supporting action plans are equally questionable, notably the plan to develop new nuclear reactors that will not be ready in time to address the climate crisis and will add more toxic radioactive waste.)

“Why Getting to Paris with Trudeau Doesn’t Cut it" describes how inadequate federal government plans are. Our petition calls on them to address these shortfalls by increasing Canada’s emissions reduction targets and ensuring that the ‘advisory body’ of up to 15 people proposed in the legislation, is comprised exclusively of scientific experts. If you agree, please sign the House of Commons Petition You will receive a follow up email from the House of Commons which asks you to respond to confirm that you were the person signing the petition.

Jenica Atwin, MP for Fredericton NB, has agreed to be the authorizing Member of Parliament to present the petition in the House. It will remain open until May 11, 2021. Please share this petition as widely as possible so that it can gather a maximum number of signatures in excess of the 500 signatures required to present an E Petition to the Government!


Hello New Brunswick Environmental Network!

The Marine Animal Response Society is a charitable organization dedicated to marine animal conservation in the Maritime Provinces through research, engagement and responding to incidents involving marine animals such as whales, dolphins and seals. We operate the only toll-free incident reporting hotline for the Maritimes, offering communities access to expert advice on dead or distressed marine animals. This includes live animals that are observed entangled, found alive on beaches, or find themselves in odd locations like up rivers. As well, it includes animals that are found dead, floating at sea or on beaches, for which it is highly desired to determine why it died via a necropsy (an animal autopsy). Our goal is to build relationships so we can work together to protect marine animals and our ocean ecosystem.

Our work to assist and better understand these animals cannot succeed without the help of local communities and the dedicated folks who report animal incidents to our hotline, so we’re asking for your help! Though your interests may not focus on marine animals, your environmental endeavors may bring you to ecosystems that overlap with them.

If you come across a dead or distressed marine animal, please call our hotline:


Additionally, we are looking for folks to join our MARS Response Support Network who may be willing to share resources to increase our capacity for response.

Depending on the species and the type of incident, response can involve the need for transportation on both land and sea requiring access to vehicles and vessels. In addition, access to heavy equipment such as excavators to move dead animals or freezers for storage of animals awaiting pickup are critical. This response support network is a critical component of MARS’ ability to respond to incidents of marine animals around the Maritimes and we’re hoping to learn about individuals and organizations that may be willing to help.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about our organization, the MARS Response Support Network, or would like educational materials! I can be reached at:

Thank you for your time,

Krista Bouwman


Flourishing Forests Foundation

The Flourishing Forests Foundation is a foundation run by Fore, a 10 year old NB girl passionate about the environment. The foundation's vision is to reduce and eventually eliminate where possible the use of paper in the elementary school system in Anglophone South School District by 2030.

Flourishing Forests is looking for Mentors who can assist with the following:
  • provide some time (perhaps 30 minutes twice a year) to speak to a group of kids about what they do and how they believe deforestation can help our environment.
  • provide some time (one hour once a quarter) to review Flourishing Forests plans for the quarter and help provide guidance on how to refine the plan to create awareness on deforestation with Elementary school kids in New Brunswick.
  • be dedicated to Flourishing Forests’ potential clubs which Fore intends to form in the Elementary schools by participating in talks/information sessions or projects to support the initiative.

We would be glad to also learn more about how mentors could possibly support outside of the ways listed above. Please contact Ona at
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