Author Archives: Eco-Energy

EOS Community Forest Project at La Solitude

EOS and La Solitude partnered to create a community forest in Memramcook. On May 1st, 2023 EOS staff members and volunteers planted over 300 native trees. EOS staff members and volunteers returned on May 12th to stake and fence the trees. Thanks to Environment and Climate Change Canada, Horizon Health and Tree Canada for financial support!

EOS Planted an Urban Food Forest at Marshview Middle School

EOS partnered with Marshview Middle School in Sackville to plant an urban food forest on June 7th and 8th, 2023. The entire school went outside to see Nicole Porter, from Fort Folly First Nation, speak about the four directions and bless the land before planting began. Estelle Drisdelle from Understory Farm, the teachers and the kids were involved with the design process and the planting of the forest. This project was funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Horizon Health, and the Rotary Club of Sackville.

Energy Projects 2022-2023

 

Renew New Brunswick

We wanted to share what we’ve been up to regarding energy in the past year!

Thanks to support from New Brunswick’s Environmental Trust Fund,  we completed our 2022-2023 Project “Renew New Brunswick,” focusing on renewable energy education in our province, and we wanted to share our highlights:

Solar Bulk Purchase Program

 

  • We helped coordinate the Renewables New Brunswick Network and continued to build the resources on our site, including more tips on energy efficiency & updated incentives
  • Created a simple form so you can share your own case studies of efficiency, renewable energy and green building.
  • 115 profiles: Added case studies and updates to our amazing interactive map.  Including a 6-video series from Cape Jourimain Nature Centre about their on-site environmental technology.

Climate and Renewable Energy Week 2023

Education & Outreach

  • Working closely with Centre of Excellence for Energy & Port Elgin Regional School, EOS developed and delivered lesson plans and education around renewable energy in New Brunswick. Including adding lesson plans and teacher resources to our educational resource library.
  • In total, EOS spent 8.5 hours in classrooms delivering lessons and workshops to over 112 students– 72 more students and 3.5 more hours than anticipated. Plus, beyond our deliverables, we also engaged, collaborated with and shaped our tools with 20 or more  teachers for over 5 hours. Hopefully leading to excellent groundwork for future collaborations and resource development.

Going Solar Videos

We created two introductory explainer videos for homeowners who want to switch to solar energy in New Brunswick, to help them navigate the process and answer frequently asked questions.

Thank you for your ongoing support for our energy projects, and special thanks to our collaborators, partners and to Environmental Trust Fund of New Brunswick and MTA’s Green Investment Fund.