The Youth Environmental Action Network shale gas action group has been working very hard on a shale gas decleration. Click here, read the No Means No document.  We state our concerns in regards to hydraulic fracturing and declare that: "We the undersigned NB Youth groups call for a ban on shale gas exploration in NB because we are not willing to sacrifice the quality of OUR water, OUR air, OUR land and OUR health for some quick cash."
 
 
 
If your school youth group or community group, want to supports the deleration for a ban please add your group name to the document.

We thank you all for your support.
 
YEAN Shale Gas Action Group: Fredericton High School Environmental Committee, École Saint Anne comité environmental, Polyvalente W.A.Losier comité environnemental
 
 
If you are in support of the Nature Trust's work, please Vote here! to support one of our initiatives on Boars Head Nature Preserve. You can do it every day for next five days.


Nature Trust of New Brunswick (NTNB) is an incorporated, charitable land trust, founded in 1987. Since its early days the Nature Trust’s main goals have been to protect those areas in New Brunswick that are ecologically significant, and to educate New Brunswickers on the importance of land conservation and the province’s natural heritage. Boar’s Head Nature Preserve is a 27 hectare property located on Ragged Point Road, Saint John. In 2010, the Nature Trust developed a trail plan that would provide citizens with access to this natural area, however, this trail is not fully developed at the moment. This proposal seeks support for completion of the trail which would allow improved community access to Boar’s Head Nature Preserve. This in turn will increase recreational and educational opportunities for citizens and visitors of Saint John. The Nature Trust regularly leads nature hikes and guided walks on our Nature Preserves. A completed trail would mean we could better facilitate exploration of this natural area and educate the public on important ecological issues. The project would include trail layout and maintenance, installation of educational interpretive signs throughout the preserve that highlight the history and ecological significance of the area, and placement of an entrance sign that would welcome visitors and give trail information.
The provincial Energy Commission just released its proposed energy policy for New Brunswick and the government now wants to hear from you!

There are many great recommendations, most notably with relation to energy efficiency. But the Energy Commission just does not seem to understand the urgency of climate change and developing renewable energy now. They are recommending that we abandon our renewable energy and climate change targets.

We are at a historic fork in the road. The end of cheap oil and climate change impacts, from floods to rising food prices, are forcing us to rethink and redesign how we get and use energy.

Like us, you’re probably tired of aggressive and risky ways of producing energy and I think the Earth is as well. We’re actually pumping tens of millions liters of chemical-laced water underground for shale gas that has a carbon footprint greater than oil. We’re smashing atoms together simply to boil water while producing radioactive waste for future generations. All of this is leaving us asking: when will it be enough? What do you think?

Our team at CCNB thinks there’s a better way. Like we showed you in our Action Flick “Our Energy Future”, efficiency and renewables CAN meet our needs. Prince Edward Island made $3million last year from its publicly owned wind farms and Halifax is installing hundreds of solar domestic hot water systems.

That’s why we are asking you to write to the Energy Minister Craig Leonard. We’re going to write to him as well but we really need you to tell him “Enough is enough, it’s time to make the right choice for our energy future”. His e-mail is Craig.Leonard@gnb.ca and his mail address is P.O. Box 6000; Fredericton, NB; E3B 5H1.

Tell him it’s time to:
1. Increase our targets for producing electricity from new renewable sources to 25%, not gut them.
2. Strengthen our 2020 target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, not abandon it.

To learn more about CCNB Action's Roadmap for our Energy Future, click here.

thank you,

Raphael Shay
Climate & Energy Coordinator
Paul Tukey of Safelawns is working with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment to proclaim May 6th 2011, which is the 20th anniversary of Hudson Quebec’s cosmetic pesticide bylaw, as Dr. June Irwin Lawn Pesticide Awareness Day. The wording of the proclamation is below.
"We, the undersigned members of the North American health, environmental, landscape and farming communities, hereby proclaim Friday, May 6, 2011 as Dr. June Irwin Lawn Pesticide Awareness Day in honor of the pioneering doctor's leading role in passage of North America's lawn first pesticide ban in Hudson, Quebec, on May 6, 1991."

Signatories as of noon Tuesday, April 26
Advocate Precautionary Principle, Sarasota, Fla.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Anchorage, Alaska
BC Pathways, Victoria, BC
Beyond Pesticides, Washington, D.C.
Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver, Ca.
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Toronto, Ont.
Citizens for a Green Camden, Camden, Maine
The Coalition of Organic Land Care Professionals, Seattle
EcoJustice, Toronto, Ca.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Paonia, Co.
Environmental Health Fund, Jamaica Plain, Boston
Friends of Casco Bay, Portland, Maine
Farmworker Association of Florida, Apopka, Fla.
Galveston Baykeeper, Seabrook, Texas
Groundswell Stratford, Stratford, Ontario
Institute of the Environment, Ottawa, Ont.
Lawn Reform Coalition, Washington, D.C.
Leah Collective, Concord, N.H.
Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association, Unity, Maine
Manitoba Eco-Network, Winnipeg
Natural Resources Defense Council, New York
Ontario College of Family Physicians, Toronto
People’s Action for Threatened Habitats, Vancouver
Pesticide Action Network North America, San Francisco
Pesticide Free Zone, Kentfield, California
Pesticide Watch, Sacramento, California
Protect All Children’s Environment, Marion, N.C.
Rainfrog Amphibian Sanctuary, Roberts Creek, BC
Rachel Carson Council, Washington, D.C.
Safer Pest Control Project, Chicago, Ill.
The Sierra Club, Washington,D.C.

The SafeLawns Foundation, Newport, R.I.
Saskatchewan Environmental Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Stop Targeting Overuse of Pesticides, Victoria, BC
Toxics Action Center, Boston
Toxics Information Project, Providence, RI
Wildsight, Kimberley, BC

Paul J. Tukey, www.PaulTukey.com
Executive Producer, A Chemical Reaction, www.chemicalreactionmovie.com
National Spokesperson, https://touch.facebook.com/Safelawns.org/?__tn__=%2As-R
Associate Editor, MovieMaker magazine

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