MEDIA ADVISORY

Stop Spraying New Brunswick Inc. (SSNB) to hold an ON-LINE media conference

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Petitcodiac Community Hub - The Vault, Petitcodiac, 31 Main Street . The media conference will be broadcast live on SSNB’s public Facebook group and we plan to send out a Zoom invite link for media to join on Thursday morning.

Speakers:
  • Dr. Caroline Lubbe-D’Arcy, Chair, SSNB
  • Donald Bowser, Vice-Chair, SSNB
  • Joël MacIntosh, Director, SSNB
  • Kimberly Copp, Director, SSNB

At the media conference, SSNB will issue a report card for the performance of the four political parties that were elected to the 60th NB Legislature in 2020, in response to a petition with 35,000 hand-written signatures to ban herbicide spraying on public land (crown forests, NB Power right of ways). SSNB will also report on progress of the SSNB pledge campaign, during which political candidates are asked to sign a pledge form to #StopSprayingNB. 




Media will be invited to ask questions following presentations from the speakers.

Contact persons: Kimberly Copp, Director cell (506)874-2226 or Dr. Caroline Lubbe-D’Arcy, Chair,SSNB 
(cell) (506) 292-7503

email: stopsprayinginnewbrunswick@gmail.com



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Hello New Brunswick Environmental Network!

My name is Abigail Christ-Rowling and I am an Environmental Studies student at Mount Allison University and an Intern at Community Forests International.

I am reaching out to connect with non-Indigenous environmental organizations in the Atlantic region to learn about their involvement and acknowledgment of Indigenous stakeholders. My focus is to highlight how environmental organizations are promoting reconciliation and systematic decolonization. My goal is to inspire greater action for Indigenous justice within the environmental community by documenting and sharing the ongoing efforts.

I would love to connect and learn about the valuable work your organization is doing. If this is something that your organization is interested in and open to talking about, please get in touch.

Thanks,
Abigail Christ-Rowling
abigail@forestsinternational.org
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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 https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/climate-change/impacts-adaptations/climate-change-impacts-forests/forest-change-indicators/tree-mortality/17785 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.
Please share this petition with your networks.
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!
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