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
  • Get crafty with food and objects you can find in your surroundings
  • Start living according to the seasons
  • Find calm & peace in your everyday life
  • 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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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:

1-866-567-6277

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:

MARSOutreach@marineanimals.ca

Thank you for your time,

Krista Bouwman

www.marineanimals.ca

@marineanimalresponsesociety

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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" https://crednb.ca/2021/03/12/why-getting-to-paris-with-trudeau-doesnt-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 https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-3221 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!
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 onabadejoko@gmail.com.
Atlantic Canadian groups have come together to draft a "just recovery" vision for our region, focused on food sovereignty, food security, and strong, vibrant, local food systems. It launches today at www.atlanticfoodvision.ca. You may wish to join as a signatory, either representing an organization or yourself.

FEBRUARY 10th, 2021 - A group of food-focused nonprofit organizations and networks from across Atlantic Canada has developed a shared vision of how our region’s recovery from COVID-19 could strengthen our food systems.

The vision statement is built around ten priorities that address both our region’s pervasive challenge with household food insecurity and the many opportunities for food systems to play a leading role in economic development, community development, and reconciliation. The full statement and the current list of signatories is now available at www.atlanticfoodvision.ca

This vision statement grew from a series of online conversations between food organizations in the region, facilitated by Inspiring Communities’ “WeavEast” initiative. Through these conversations, it became clear that there are many shared priorities across Atlantic Canada.

“We see a huge potential for our food systems to emerge stronger on the other side of the pandemic,” says Joshua Smee, CEO of Food First NL, a provincial nonprofit organization working on food security issues in Newfoundland and Labrador. “The past year has shown us how quickly change can happen, and we hope to see that flexibility continue.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that actions to build food sovereignty are within our reach”, says Ann Wheatley of Cooper Institute in Prince Edward Island. “Over the past year, we have seen clearly the benefits of localized supply chains as smaller-scale producers found new ways to get food to people. As governments reacted quickly to compensate people who suddenly lost their jobs, they demonstrated both the benefit and feasibility of providing a Basic Income Guarantee. This Food Vision for Atlantic Canada provides a framework for a food system that puts the wellbeing of people and the environment ahead of corporate profits.”

“COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of the globalized food system like never before”, says Justin Cantafio, Executive Director of Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia, a non-profit cooperative of over 35 farmers’ markets. “We have a massive opportunity to build vibrant local economies and promote economic recirculation throughout Atlantic Canada, and our local food systems can and should play a critical role in a just recovery”.

“Heading into the COVID-19 crisis, Atlantic Canada held the highest household food insecurity rates among Canadian provinces. We are now forced to deal with both problems at the same time,” says Laura Reinsborough, Network Director with Food For All NB | Aliments pour tous NB. “What lessons can we learn right now? How can we come out of this with a more resilient social system that doesn’t leave so many Atlantic Canadians in a state of constant vulnerability? The Atlantic Food Vision represents a shared understanding and alignment on the issues we're facing, and I'm thrilled to see food organizations across Atlantic Canada putting their heads together to offer solutions.”

Now that the vision statement is posted, other organizations from the region are welcome to add themselves as signatories to it. A form is posted on the website to allow that, and signatories will be added to an informal group that will continue to share ideas in the months ahead.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact:

Laura Reinsborough
Network Director
Food For All NB
laura@foodforallnb.ca
(506) 459-7773 ext. 207

Justin Cantafio
Executive Director
Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia
fmns@farmersmarketsnovascotia.ca
902-932-7282

Ann Wheatley
Cooper Institute
ann@cooperinstitute.ca
902-894-4573

Joshua Smee
CEO
Food First NL
josh@foodfirstnl.ca
709-725-3049
The Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick is pleased to invite groups to sign on to a statement by the Canadian Environmental Law Association opposing federal funding for small modular nuclear reactors.

To sign, click this link:
Endorsement for Statement against federal funding for new nuclear SMR reactors / Soutien à la déclaration contre le financement fédéral pour de nouveaux réacteurs nucléaires (PRM - petits réacteurs modulaires) (google.com)

To date, more than 100 groups from BC to New Brunswick have signed on, claiming that these technologies are dirty, dangerous distractions from tackling the climate crisis. Click this link for the list of groups:
https://cela.ca/statement-on-small-modular-reactors/

The groups also challenge the government to release the evidence that supports its strategy, and charge that the federal government is trying to save the nuclear industry rather than protecting human health and the environment.

Endorsement for Statement against federal funding for new nuclear SMR reactors / Soutien à la déclaration contre le financement fédéral pour de nouveaux réacteurs nucléaires (PRM - petits réacteurs modulaires) (google.com)

An announcement is expected soon regarding federal funding for developing two small modular nuclear reactors and a plutonium-extracting facility destined for Point Lepreau. Please join over 100 other citizens’ groups in saying “no” to these dirty, dangerous, costly distractions by signing the statement.

For more information, contact Ann McAllister at annmcallister72@gmail.com

Ann McAllister
72 Elizabeth Parkway
Rothesay, NB E2H 1E9
H: 506-847-4251
annmcallister72@gmail.com
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