ecoconfluence
November 17, 2018, 9:00-4:15
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
9:00-9:30 am Registration & Networking
Silent Auction
 
9:30-9:45 am Welcome & Introductions  
9:45-10:30 am Annual General Meeting Welcoming new groups
Steering Committee elections
Policy resolutions
10:30-10:55 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
10:55-11:20 am Networking Break
Silent Auction
 
11:20 am-12:30 pm Assembly of All Groups II Energy & Climate Change  
  • Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative
  • Low-carbon Economy Caucus (to be confirmed)
  • Maintaining the moratorium, Jim Emberger, NB Anti-Shale Gas Alliance
  • Small modular reactors at Lepreau, Chris Rouse, PEACE NB
  • Draft-proofing work parties, Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy
Biodiversity & Protected Natural Areas  
  • Biodiversity Collaborative, Sabine Dietz, Nature NB
  • 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
  • Cocagne watershed interactive map, Serge LaRochelle, Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group
  • Environmental Rights Caucus, Bonnie Hamilton-Bogart, Voices for Sustainable Environments and Communities
12:30-12:45 pm Awards Presentation  
12:45-1:40 pm Lunch
Silent Auction
 
1:45-2:15 pm Workshops & Dialogues I
(concurrent sessions)
  • Watershed 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
2:20-2:50 pm Workshops & Dialogues II
(concurrent sessions)
  • Environmental Rights Caucus Meeting
  • How the Environmental Trust Fund could work better for environmental groups, 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
2:55-3:25 pm Workshops & Dialogues III
(concurrent sessions)
  • Low-carbon Economy Caucus Meeting
  • How the Environmental Trust Fund could work better for environmental groups, 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
3:25-3:55 Keynote Address Jeff Carr, Minister of Environment and Local Government
3:55-4:00 pm Wrap up  
4:00-4:15 Networking Break
Silent Auction
 
4:15 Silent Auction Closes  


whoscoming

Hannah Moore, Lindsay Gauvin, Jean Louis Deveau, Garth Hood, Charles Thibodeau, Susan O'Donnell, Paula Tippett, Roxanne MacKinnon, Robena Weatherley, John Yauss, Melissa Rafuse, Tony Diamond, Ryan Leblanc, Nadine IvesBen Whalen, Deborah Carr, Sharon Murphy-Mayne, Brittany Dixon, Anita Cannon, William Millar, Michael Hardy, Briana Cowie, Jason Harasimo, Corinne Hersey, Frank Johnston, Arthur Melanson, Sabine Dietz, Janet Gordon, Bonnie Hamiliton Bogart, Roberta Clowater, Kelsey Wiersdma, Michelle Thibault, Christine Lemay, Paula Noel, Sam Arnold, Barbara MacKinnon, Simon Mitchell, Kelli-Nicole Croucher, Anne Reed, Warren Redmand, David Thompson, Jim Emberger, Chris Rouse, Amanda Marlin, Raissa Marks, Matt Abbott, Tzomi Burkhart, Caroline Lubbe-D'Arcy, Roland Chiasson, Geoff MacDonald, Molly Demma, Serge LaRochelle, Renata Woodward, Lois Corbett, Dorice Pinet, Scott Lloy, Nikole Watson, Judith Aro, Marilyn Merritt-Gray, Colin Forsythe, Annika Chiasson, Kaleigh Holder, Samantha Brewster, Kristin Elton, Uli Irlich, Jillian Hudgins, Charlotte Flores, Joanie Dubé, Zaheera Denath, Wiebke Tinney, Lee Reed

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