The third annual Tantramar Climate Change Week was a success! It would be great for the Week to spread beyond Tantramar. If you are interested in planning a Climate Change Week in your community, check out this new helpful how-to guide: How-to guide to Climate Change Week.
As part of Tantramar Climate Change Week the TFRC’s Eco-Friendly Kids Crafts scheduled for this afternoon, February 5th has been cancelled due to the weather. For the schedule of remaining events (including David Coon’s talk on renewable energy, and the session Living off the Grid) please click here.
Get all the up to date information (and weather related cancellations) here.
Enjoy some sweet treats, hear about energy saving tips and be part of Dorchester’s plan to reduce emissions and fight climate change.
The Dorchester village council invites Dorchester residents, business owners and representatives from local organizations to a community dessert party and planning session on reducing energy use in the village. Robert Robichaud of NB Power will be discussing energy-saving (and money-saving!) tips for homes and businesses. Amanda Marlin of EOS Eco-Energy will then lead a community action planning session where participants will decide how the village (homes, businesses and institutions) will save energy and reduce emissions.
Dorchester has been a member of the national “Partners for Climate Protection” program since 2001. The PCP program is a 5-step process to save energy and reduce carbon emissions at the municipal level. In 2011 the community undertook a baseline emissions study and discovered that municipal operations released 185 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that year while the community released 6,402 metric tonnes. Last year the village council passed motions to reduce their municipal emissions by 20% and community emissions by 6% by the year 2021. The village council is currently working on their action plan to reduce emissions from all municipal operations. The action planning work is being led by EOS Eco-Energy with funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. The community dessert party is free to attend and takes place Wednesday, February 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Dorchester Veterans Community Centre (4955 Main St., Dorchester). For more information contact EOS Eco-Energy at 536-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.