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Climate Change Week – Jan. 23-30, 2016

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4th Annual Climate Change Week Planned for January 23-30, 2016

Mark your calendars! The 4th Annual Tantramar Climate Change Week (CCW) is being planned for January 23rd – January 30th, 2016. EOS Eco-Energy has been coordinating community members and groups to organize events that bring awareness to climate change and what we can do to address it. The theme for the week this year is Hope in Action. Find the schedule of events below and follow up-to-date information on our Climate Change Week Facebook Page. For more information contact EOS at 536-4487 or

La quatrième semaine annuelle du changement climatique sera du 23-30 janvier 2016

Notez dans votre calendrier! La quatrième semaine annuelle du changement climatique de la région Tantramar (Semaine du changement climatique- SCC) sera du 23 janvier au 30 janvier 2016. EOS éco-énergie aide la coordination entre les membres de la communauté ainsi que d’autres groups, afin d’organiser des évènements pour la sensibilisation au changement climatique et ce qu’on peut faire pour y remédier. Cette année, le thème de la semaine est ‘L’espoir en action’. Voir l’horaire ci dessous et plus d’information sur Facebook. Contactez EOS pour plus d’information: 536-4487 ou

Tantramar Climate Change Week 
January 23rd to 30th, 2016 
Learn more about climate change 2016 Theme: Hope in Action 
All events are free! 
For more information:
EOS Eco-Energy: 536-4487 or

Semaine de changement climatique de Tantramar 
23 au 30 janvier 2016 
Savoir plus sur le changement climatique 
Thème 2016: Espoir en action 
Tous les événements sont gratuits! 
Plus d’information: 
EOS Éco-énergie : 536-4487 or

All the events are listed below. You can download the poster here:
Climate Change Week Poster 2016 (PDF)

Happening All Week / Toute la semaine 
Climate Change Information Booths 
Port Elgin Public Library (Tuesday – Saturday) 
Dorchester Public Library (Thursday – Saturday) 
Memramcook Public Library (Tuesday – Saturday) / La bibliothèque publique de Memramcook (mardi – samedi) *information bilingue disponible*
Recueillez plein d’information, des fiches d’activité pour enfants et beaucoup plus.

Pick up all sorts of information, activity sheets for kids, and more.

Climate Change Hub 
11 am – 3 pm, Jan. 25 – 30, 2 Bridge St. (corner of Main St.), Sackville 
Come in, learn more, ask questions, make a pledge, and more!

Green Ribbon Buttons available for purchase at the CCW Hub (2 Bridge St.) and at Earth (10 York St). Learn about the Green Ribbon for Climate Action movement

C3 – Campus Climate Challenge 
January 29 – February 12, Mount Allison University 
University residences compete to use the least energy, starting this week! They are challenging residents to do the same! Find out more at

Prize Draw: Win a 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit 
Pledge to take climate action and win a 72 Hour Kit. To enter, take a picture at the CCW Hub or online with a pledge to take a climate-friendly action. Tag your posts #TCCW2016 on Facebook and Twitter. Deadline: Sat., Jan. 30th. Draw will take place at CCW Hub.

EOS Renewable Energy Experience 
During the week, students at schools in the region will learn about climate change and renewable energy. EOS Eco-Energy will be visiting schools in Dorchester, Sackville, Memramcook, and Port Elgin with mini solar panels, model wind-turbines, and other technology!

Saturday, January 23rd / samedi 23 janvier 
Climate Change Table 
9am – 12pm, Sackville Farmer’s Market (inside Ducky’s) 
Kick off Climate Change Week by picking up a local, seasonal recipe booklet, CCW buttons, and a schedule for the week!

Welcome Ceremony for Climate Change Week 2016 
12 – 1 pm, Field House in Bill Johnstone Memorial Park, Sackville, NB 
Join the Welcome Ceremony, which will include a drumming performance by Dorchester Mayor JJ Bear. Bring your own drums! There will also be a reading by Mount A alumna Maddie Metallic. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, January 25th / lundi 25 janvier 
Meatless Monday 
Celebrate the power to reduce your energy needs and environmental impact by going meatless today and every Monday! Find recipes and info at

Tuesday, January 26th / mardi 26 janvier 
Environmental Story Time at the Climate Change Hub 
10 am, Climate Change Hubs (2 Bridge St.) 
For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ron Kelly-Spurles will also perform a short skit called “Everything you need to know about climate change in 5 minutes”. Cosponsored by the Tantramar Family Resource Centre.

Naomi Klein: “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” 
7 pm, Convocation Hall, Mount Allison University 
As part of the Year of the Environment, award-winning journalist and best-selling author Naomi Klein will be speaking in the President’s Speakers Series at Mount Allison University.

Wednesday, January 27th / mercredi 27 janvier 
Lunch & Learn: Flood Vulnerability 
12:30 – 1:30pm, The Pond, Wallace McCain Building (York Street) 
Come to a Lunch & Learn on Flood Vulnerability being hosted by the Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) of Mount Allison featuring Professor David Lieske and the Town of Sackville’s Engineer Dwayne Acton. Lunch will be provided (or bring your own)!

Fort Folly Dine & Learn: Climate Adaptation Projects 
6:00 – 7:30pm, Fort Folly Band Office (38 Bernard Trail, Dorchester) 
Join the Mount Allison Indigenous Support Group to enjoy a free meal and presentations from local organizations on climate change, risk assessment, and species protection.

Thursday, January 28th / jeudi 28 janvier 
Walk to Work Day 
The Town of Sackville invites everyone who is able to walk, run or bike to work on Thursday, January 28. Several Town staff will be taking part! So bundle up and enjoy the great outdoors! If you live too far away, try parking partway and then walking the rest of the way.

Lunch & Learn: Climate Resistant Trees 
12:00 – 1:00 pm, Cranewood on Main, 113 Main Street, Sackville 
Come learn about climate resistant trees in our region from Megan de Graaf, Executive Director of the Fundy Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy a free meal while learning about our local ecosystem’s resilience. Please RSVP to or 536-4487 by Jan 25th.

Campus Conversation on Divestment 
7 – 8:30 pm, Crabtree Auditorium (M14), Mount Allison University 
Come listen to student, faculty, and administrator panelists discuss the challenges and responsibilities that the University faces with regards to the divestment of its funds from the fossil fuel industry. Everyone welcome!

Friday, January 29th / vendredi 29 janvier 
Lettuce Eat Community Meal 
12 – 1 pm, 2 Bridge St (corner of Main St), Sackville, NB 
Come enjoy a free meal offered by Eco-Action Mount A. The vegetarian soup will use food that would have otherwise been wasted. Please bring a bowl/tupperware and spoon!

Panel Discussion on Decolonization: Space, Politics and Knowledge 
6:30 – 8 pm, 111 Avard-Dixon, Mount Allison University campus 
Come hear Noel Milliea, Elsipogtog Elder, Doreen Richard, Mount A’s Indigenous Affairs Coordinator, and Jenna Gaudet and Emma Haasencahl, Indigenous Support Group, discuss perspectives on the environment, knowledge, and education. Sponsored by ATLIS 2016 Winter Conference.

Saturday, January 30th / samedi 30 janvier 
Sackville Farmer’s Market – Climate Change Table 
9 am – 12 pm, Sackville Farmer’s Market (inside Ducky’s) 
Pick up a local, seasonal recipe booklet, all sorts of information, or CCW buttons before it’s too late!

Coast to Coast to Coast Film Screening: Ian Mauro Documentaries 
12:30 – 2:30pm, CCW Hub, 2 Bridge St (corner of Main), Sackville, NB 
Watch short docs on impacts of climate change on Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the Arctic. Refreshments will be served.

Harsha Walia: “Anti-Oppressive Feminisms and Solidarities” 
*UPDATED* 6:30 pm, Owen’s Art Gallery, Mount Allison University 
Anti-racist and feminist author and activist Harsha Walia will be reflecting on the state of the feminist movement as the keynote speech for ATLIS’s 2016 winter conference. Everyone welcome!

The Dorchester Inmate Community Work Program, an important initiative in the Tantramar region, is continually involved in making Dorchester more “green”, and is undertaking environmentally sustainable projects during Climate Change Week! The inmates involved in the program will be working on cleaning, repainting and preparing metal holding cages for garbage cans to reduce litter and will be reconditioning bike racks throughout January, to be of use in the Spring. Additionally, in the Spring inmates will begin cleaning up the local environment, starting with the Dorchester Perish. For more information on the program, you can check out this recent article in the Sackville Tribune Post (in English):

Follow up on Facebook: (the full name of the page is “Semaine de changement climatique de Tantramar Climate Change Week”). You can find CCW on Twitter: @ClimateChangeWk. Updates will be posted on the EOS website:


EOS would also like to thank the many volunteers who are helping to organize the week’s events! / EOS aimerait aussi remercier tous les bénévoles qui ont aidés à organiser les évènements de cette semaine!
EOS is proud to partner with the following organizations and individuals this year / EOS est fier de faire partenariat avec les individus et organismes suivants cette année:

  • Mount Allison University
  • Divest MTA
  • Indigenous Support Group (Mount Allison)
  • Fort Folly Band Office
  • Local businesses
  • Port Elgin Regional School
  • Dorchester Consolidated School
  • École Abbey Landry
  • Salem Elementary School
  • Marshview Middle School
  • Tantramar Family Resource Centre
  • Tantramar Alliance Against Hydro-Fracking (TAAHF)
  • Dorchester Inmate Community Work Program
  • Atlantic International Studies Organization (ATLIS)
  • Sackville Public Library
  • Dorchester Public Library
  • Memramcook Public Library / La bibliothèque publique de Memramcook 
  • Port Elgin Public Library
  • Fundy Biosphere Reserve / Réserve de biosphère de Fundy

Cimate Change Week 2016

Mark your calendars! The 4th Annual Tantramar Climate Change Week (CCW) is being planned for January 23rd – January 30th, 2016. EOS Eco-Energy has been coordinating community members and groups to organize events that bring awareness to climate change and what we can do to address it. The theme for the week this year is Hope in Action. “We wanted to express our hope that we can change the course we’re on and avoid catastrophic climate change,” said Megan Mitton, Project Coordinator at EOS Eco-Energy. “It’s a call to action and we’re putting our hope for the future into action by planning Climate Change Week 2016.”

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The final details are being confirmed and CCW 2016 is going to be full of a variety of events, including: a Welcome Ceremony to kick off the week on January 23rd, presentations on local climate change adaptation projects, visits to local schools to educate youth about climate change and renewable energy, and a community meal to start the C3 Campus Climate Challenge, led by Eco-Action at Mount Allison University. On Tuesday, January 26th, award-winning journalist and best-selling author Naomi Klein will be speaking as part of the President’s Speakers Series at 7pm at Convocation Hall, Mount Allison University.

A full list of events will be available next week. In the meantime, you can find updates on the CCW Facebook page: (the full name of the page is “Semaine de changement climatique de Tantramar Climate Change Week”). You can find CCW on Twitter: @ClimateChangeWk. Updates will also be posted on the EOS website: