ecoconfluence
November 16, 2019, 8:30-4:45
St. Thomas University, 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 and hands-on workshops 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.


Draft Agenda

8:30-9:00 am Registration & Networking  Silent Auction
9:00-9:15 am Welcome & Introductions  
9:15-9:55 am Workshops & Dialogues I Engagement organizing: Supporting citizen mobilization and leadership – Renata Woodward, Nature Trust of NB
Coping mechnisms for dealing with eco-anxiety and activism burn-out – facilitator to be confirmed
9:55-10:05 Break Refreshments
Networking
Silent auction
10:05-10:45 am Workshops & Dialogues II A new path forward for consultation on natural resource development in New Brunswick – Raissa Marks, New Brunswick Environmental Network
Upping your social media game – Tzomi Burkhart, New Brunswick Environmental Network
10:45-10:55 Break Refreshments
Networking
Silent auction
10:55-11:35 Workshops & Dialogues III Sharing our environmental stories: Media cooperatives in New Brunswick – Susan O’Donnell, Rural Action and Voices for the Environment
Approaching tricky conversations: Flood risk and relocation – Sabine Dietz, Nature NB (to be confirmed)
11:35-11:45 Break Refreshments
Networking
Silent auction
11:45-12:45 Annual General Meeting Welcoming new groups
Steering Committee elections
Bylaw amendments
12:45-1:30 pm Lunch
Silent Auction
 
1:30-1:40 Presentation of NBEN Awards  
1:40-3:00 Assembly of All Groups I Climate Change
Mobilisation for climate action - Antoine Zboralski, Symbiose
Divest UNB Campaign - Rachel Besler, Rural Action and Voices for the Environment / UNB Student
Climate stress workshops – Lauren Clark, EOS Eco-Energy
Low-carbon economy Caucus - Lynaya Astephen, Red Head - Anthony’s Cove Preservation Association
New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative - Ben Whalen, Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee
Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise - Sabine Dietz, Nature NB

Nature & Biodiversity
Working together to conserve a common tern colony in Shediac - Jolyne Hébert, Shediac Bay Watershed Association
New & improved invasive species efforts - Kristin Elton, New Brunswick Invasive Species Council
Crown lands Caucus - Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter (invited)
Advances in protected areas in NB - Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter (invited)
New Brunswick Biodiversity Collaborative - Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Nature NB

Water
Atlantic Data Stream - Emma Wattie, Atlantic Water Network
Where is the water strategy? - Lois Corbett, Conservation Council of NB
Watershed Caucus - Donald Killorn, Eastern Charlotte Waterways
3:00-3:15 Break Refreshments
Networking
Silent auction
3:15-4:25 Assembly of All Groups II Rights & Rights-Holders
Land protectors at the Sisson Mine site - Katalin Koller, Council of Canadians Fredericton Chapter
Plants & animals take the NB Government to court - Jean-Louis Deveau, Friends of Mount Carleton Provincial Park
Environmental rights Caucus - Bonnie Hamilton Bogart, Voices for Sustainable Environments and Communities

Engagement & Mobilisation
Campaign to stop glyphosate spraying - Bruce Dryer, Stop Spraying New Brunswick
Using engagement organizing principles to engage new audiences - Emma McIntyre, Nature NB
Using art as to engage new audiences - Danielle Smith, UNB Sustainability
Thinking bigger about funding - Simon Mitchell, WWF Canada / Meduxnekeag River Association

Health & Education
Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick - Roland Chiasson, Nature NB
Great Minds Think Outside teacher training program - Nadine Ives, Conservation Council of NB
New Brunswick Children’s Environmental Health Collaborative - Barb MacKinnon, New Brunswick Lung Association
Working across sectors to address the health impacts of resource development - Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
4:25-4:30 Wrap-up  
4:30-4:45 Break Networking
Silent auction
4:45 Silent Auction Closes  


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