The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 8 , 2016  Contact: Mary –  369-1995/mdelav45@gmail.com





STOP SPRAYING OUR FORESTS





  The long delayed Report on Glyphosate from the NB CMOH, has been released, and its bland conclusions are that human health risks can be reduced if label restrictions are properly followed.   This is in startling contrast to the World Health Organization, WHO, that has named it a “probable carcinogen”.   Who to believe  ?  



Several countries , such as France, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands argue for a complete ban on its use in forestry and agriculture.  Closer to home, both Quebec and Vermont have banned herbicide use in their Crown Forests.   This has created hundreds of jobs using man-crews for thinning.



On August 10, You can hear firsthand how glyphosate is affecting our forests, our wildlife - and us.   Please join us.



The evening program includes:



-      a film - THE TAINTED FOREST

-       ROD CUMBERLAND, retired DNR Wildlife Biologist

-       PETER GILBERT, co-organizer, STOP SPRAYING NB campaign





SALMON MUSEUM, DOAKTOWN

WED. August 10, 7 PM  -  doors open 6.30 PM.





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Attention All New Brunswickers!

There are two bridges being built in Mount Carleton Park.  One of the bridges ( Moose Brook Bridge) is being built in a major moose yard and through a significant wetland.  The other bridge ( Bathurst Lake Thoroughfare), which once was a footbridge, is being built through a wildlife habitat and stream. 

The Department of Environment have given an exemption to the Department of Tourism to build these two new bridges.  They do have a Watercourse Alteration Permit.

The Friends of Mount Carleton Park believe that a full EIA is required. We want the construction to stop and we want the Department of Environment to conduct a full EIA on this construction project.

We are asking everyone to call Minister Serge Rouselle at 453-2690 or send an email at:  serge.rousselle@gnb.ca to voice their concern and to call for an EIA on the 2 bridges construction sites.

Please see CBC article below regarding this issue.

Call for Nominations





Beth McLaughlin Environmental Journalism Award

Background:

This award for outstanding reporting will be presented annually, beginning in 2016, to recognize and promote in-depth and thoughtful coverage of environmental issues in New Brunswick.

By recognizing the best environmental reporting, this award seeks to inspire journalists in all media and to showcase reporting that best addresses important environmental issues in New Brunswick. We invite journalists from traditional news media, independents, and non-profits, citizen journalists and students to submit their finest work.

Beth McLaughlin, the founder of the Southeast Chapter of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, was a teacher, writer, social activist, and active citizen. The CCNB Southeast Chapter presents this award in her memory.

Criteria and eligibility:

Entries must be predominantly about an environmental subject occurring in or affecting New Brunswick, and must have been published, broadcast, or posted during the calendar year preceding the current prize year. Series that begin in one year and end in another are eligible but may be entered only once.

Stories, articles, documentaries, or series, in English or French, published in any publication, broadcast by any radio or television station, or posted online, including blogs and personal websites, as long as they are accessible to the general public, are eligible. (If access is contingent on subscription, registration, fees, or other limits, permission must be granted to CCNB SE to make the work available to the public.)

The CCNB Southeast Chapter Award Committee is the final authority for determining whether an entered story meets the eligibility criteria. Entries by current CCNB employees are not eligible.

A panel of judges made up of experienced journalists, educators or other qualified individuals appointed by the Award Committee will judge qualified entries and pick the winner. Judges may select no winner if they decide there are no deserving entries.







Entries which address the following issues are particularly encouraged:

  •   investigative reporting that uncovers an important environmental issue in New Brunswick or is

    about an important issue not covered elsewhere

  •   stories alerting readers/listeners to an important emerging issue in New Brunswick

  •   stories that help clarify complex environmental issues or events of significance in New

    Brunswick

  •   stories that uphold the journalistic principle of protecting the public interest

  •   stories that resulted in improvements or positive change in the community

    Judges may consider factors such as the quality of the writing, the difficulty of obtaining the information for the story, relevance and importance of the subject, and other factors.

    How to Apply:

    Nominations may be made by environmental groups, media organizations, teachers, or any other interested parties. Applicants may be self-nominating.

    Submission deadline:
    All entries must be received by
    July 31st, 2016. Submit entries to: Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Southeast Chapter Environmental Journalism Award Committee at ccnbsoutheast@gmail.com

    Information to include:
    1. Nominator’s name, email, and phone number.
    2. Journalist’s name, email, phone and/or other contact information.
    3. Provide links to broadcast and online entries (broadcasts must include a complete transcript). Print entries can be provided as a pdf or html attachment or via web links where the entry is published or posted and publicly accessible. All links must be to the same version of the entry as originally aired, published or posted, with all the same graphics, headlines, photos, etc. and not modified after the contest year.
    4. If the entry is not publicly accessible, permission must be obtained from the publisher for CCNB SE to link to it or repost it for public access.
    5. Background information on the piece for the judges may be added, but is not required.


    The award is worth $300.00 and two tickets to our annual fall event. The winner will be announced and the award presented in the fall 2016.


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Appel à candidatures





Le prix de journalisme environnemental Beth McLaughlin





Ce prix soulignant un reportage remarquable sera attribué annuellement à compter de 2016 afin de souligner et promouvoir la couverture des problèmes environnementaux au NB. Nouveau-Brunswick.

En reconnaissant ce genre de reportage, le prix vise à inspirer les journalistes de tous les médias et à mettre en évidence les meilleurs reportages concernant les problèmes environnementaux au Nouveau- Brunswick. Nous invitons donc les journalistes des médias traditionnels et indépendants, les organisations à but- lucratif, ainsi que les étudiant(e)s et les citoyens journalistes à présenter leurs meilleurs reportages.

Beth McLaughlin, fondatrice du Chapitre sud-est du Conseil de conservation du Nouveau-Brunswick était enseignante, écrivaine, activiste sociale et citoyenne active. Le CCNB chapitre sud-est offre ce prix en sa mémoire.

Critères d’admissibilité :

Les candidatures doivent aborder un sujet environnemental existant ou qui affecte le Nouveau- Brunswick. Ils doivent avoir été publiés, diffusés ou affichés durant l’année civile précédant l’année du prix. Les séries qui commencent une année et se prolongent jusqu’à l’année suivante, sont éligibles mais ne peuvent être présentées qu’une seule fois.

Les histoires, articles, documentaires ou séries, en français ou en anglais, publiés en écrit ou diffusés à la radio ou à la télévision, ou transmis en ligne, incluant les blogues ou sites personnels en ligne, en autant qu’ils soient accessibles par le public en général, sont éligibles. Si l’accès est limité par souscription, par inscription, frais, ou autre restriction, le Chapitre sud-est du Conseil de conservation du Nouveau- Brunswick doit obtenir l’autorisation de rendre ces travaux accessibles au public.

La décision du Comité du chapitre sud-est du Conseil de conservation du Nouveau-Brunswick est finale à savoir si un projet respecte les critères d’admissibilité. Les employés actuels du Conseil de conservation du Nouveau-Brunswick ne sont pas admissibles.

Un panel de juges composé de journalistes expérimentés, d’éducatrices et éducateurs ou autres personnes qualifiées choisies par le Comité du prix Beth McLaughlin, évaluera les candidatures et choisira un lauréat. Les juges se réservent le droit de ne pas attribuer le prix s’ils estiment qu’aucune des candidatures ne leur semble valable.







Les sujets suivants sont particulièrement recherchés :

  •   Les reportages d’enquête révélant un important problème environnemental au Nouveau-Brunswick ou un problème important qui n’a reçu aucune couverture ailleurs.

  •   Histoires informant les lectrices et lecteurs, auditrices et auditeurs d’un problème émergeant au Nouveau-Brunswick.

  •   Histoires aidant à clarifier des problèmes environnementaux complexes ou des évènements importants au Nouveau-Brunswick.

  •   Histoires qui soutiennent le principe journalistique de protection des intérêts du public.

  •   Histoires qui ont apportées une amélioration ou des changements positifs auprès de la

    communauté.

    Les juges pourraient considérer la qualité de l’écriture, les difficultés à obtenir l’information, la pertinence et l’importance du sujet ainsi que d’autres aspects.

    Comment soumettre les candidatures :

    Les candidats peuvent être présentés par des groupes environnementalistes, des organismes médiatiques, des enseignants ou toute autre personne ou organisme. Les candidats peuvent aussi se présenter eux-mêmes. La date limite pour poser sa candidature est le 31 juillet 2016.

    Soumettre les candidatures au Comité du prix de journalisme environnemental du Chapitre sud-est du Conseil de conservation du Nouveau-Brunswick à l’adresse suivante : ccnbsoutheast@gmail.com

    Les dossiers de candidature doivent inclure :
    1 – Nom du présentateur, adresse courriel et numéro de téléphone.
    2 –Nom du candidat, son adresse courriel et son numéro de téléphone.


    3 –Le lien pour les soumissions télévisées et en ligne (les soumissions télévisées doivent inclure une transcription complète de l’émission). Les soumissions écrites peuvent être en format PDF ou html ou via le lien web où le texte a été publié ou affiché et est accessible au public. Tous les liens doivent être de la même version originellement émise, publiée ou affiché, avec les mêmes graphiques, titre, photos, etc., et ne pas être modifiés après l’année du concours.

    4 –Si le texte soumis n’est pas accessible au public, l’autorisation doit être donnée par l’éditeur au Conseil de conservation du sud-est du Nouveau-Brunswick pour établir un lien ou bien le publier en ligne pour le rendre accessible au public.

    5 –Des renseignements additionnels concernant la candidature peuvent être ajoutés mais ne sont pas nécessaires.

    Le nom du gagnant sera publié et le prix sera remis à l’automne 2016.
    Le montant du prix est de
    300.00 $ et deux billets pour l'événement d’automne. 







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ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
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