Tantramar Climate Change Week

Tantramar Climate Change Week 2019 is February 9-17!

Check out the great list of events we have lined up! There is something for everyone from nature hikes to informative discussion panels to creative events! Get ready to be inspired! For inquires or to volunteer, please contact Climate Change Week Coordinator Amelia Moore at info.eos(at)nb.aibn.com or 506-536-4487.

Saturday, Feb. 9th 

Farmer’s Market Booth – 9-12am – Sackville Commons, 64 Main St Sackville. Come and find out all about the week’s activities and pick up a Climate Change Week pin!

“There’s No Such Thing As Garbage” Art Hive – 10am-1pm – Day Break Centre, Sackville Commons, 64 Mains St Sackville (rear section). Using broken and discarded objects as art materials, this open community art studio will charge your imagination. Everything is provided. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info, contact Sackville Art Hive. 

Sunday, Feb. 10th 

Fort Folly Hikes and Lettuce Eat Community Meal – Hikes 1:30-3pm, Soup and Bannock 3-4pm – Fort Folly Band office, 38 Bernard Trail Fort Folly. Bring your own snowshoes and the whole family; this is a free event with no registration necessary. A cultural hike and a climate change hike will be hosted by Nicole Dube and David Knockwood. Pick your choice! Soup following the hikes will be cooked by Lettuce Eat Community Meal.

Monday, Feb. 11th

COMMUNITY MATTERS TOUR with Elizabeth May
 Elizabeth May — Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands — wants to hear from you! Real change starts with real conversation. What matters to you? How would you improve our democracy? What can we all do together to secure our future, for humanity, for the natural world? Come share your priorities, concerns, and vision for Canada’s future. Elizabeth May and Megan Mitton (MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar), will host a discussion on climate change with students. Monday, February 11, 2:30 pm – 3 pm (meet with students), 3 pm – 4 pm (Climate speeches and Q & A) Room 18, Avard Dixon Building, Mount Allison University, Sackville. This event is open to the public.
 

Clearing the Air: Carbon Tax Panel – 6-8pm – Vogue Cinema, 9 Bridge St, Sackville. Learn about carbon taxes, what they mean, and how they can help fight climate change. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Brad Walters (Geog. and Enviro. Dept., MtA) with panelists Dr. Frank Strain (Economics Dept., MtA), Lois Corbett (Executive Director, Conservation Council), and Megan Mitton (MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar). If you can’t join us, watch the Live-Stream on the EOS Eco-Energy Facebook page! Following the panel there will be a film screening of This Changes Everything by Dr. Mike Fox (MTA). 

Tuesday, Feb. 12th

Seed to Seed Film Screening and Panel of Local Farmers – 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Wu Centre (Room 113), Dunn Building, Mount Allison (corner of Salem and York Streets). From Seed To Seed is a feature-length documentary film by Katharina Stieffenhofer about ecological farming in a changing climate and a farming family filled with hope for the future in the Canadian prairies. This Screening will be followed by a 30min Q&A between audience members and local farmers. ACORN is hosting this film screening and the panel of local farmers.

Wednesday, Feb 13th

Check out our tips for living sustainably and fighting climate change.  How many things are you doing? What can you to do next?

Thursday, Feb 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day – Love the earth today and show it by doing something good for the planet today – and every day. 

Friday, Feb 15th

Are you ready for severe weather events like floods? Check out our brochure on how to prepare for flooding at home and start preparing.

Saturday, Feb. 16th 

Waterfowl Park Snowshoe Walk – 1-3pm – Sackville Visitors Information Centre, 34 Mallard Drive Sackville. Please dress warmly and bring your own snowshoes if you have them, more snowshoes will be available to borrow. Bring the whole family to learn about wetlands and marshes with Ducks Unlimited Canada!

HOWL ‘Open Mic Evening’ – 7-10pm – The Painted Pony Bar and Grill, 26 Bridge St, Sackville. Local artists are organizing this creative evening! 

Sunday, Feb. 17th 

Nature Kids Hike – 10AM – 12PM – Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, 5039 NB-16, Bayfield. Please bring warm clothes, water, snowshoes (if you have them), and the whole family! Please contact Adam at climate@naturenb.ca if you would like to reserve a pair of snowshoes (free rental). Note:The snowshoe to the lighthouse is a ~1.5km round trip on an ungroomed, relatively flat trail. This event is recommended for ages 10 and up. We will meet by the main entrance to the front building closest to the parking lot

Going on all week

School Visits – All week EOS staff and volunteers will be visiting local schools across Memramcook-Tantramar with activities on reducing waste and plastics and taking action on climate change. 

 

About Tantramar Climate Change Week:

Climate Change Week started in winter 2013 and has been popular ever since! Climate Change Week is an opportunity to celebrate solutions that exist and to remind ourselves to take action and to adapt to the changes we are already experiencing. It’s a time to learn more about climate change issues and how we can take personal measures at home, work and school. EOS would also like to see more communities and organizations take part in Climate Change Week. Our guide will help you organize and promote events in your community:  How to guide to Climate Change Week.

EOS would like to thank the many volunteers and organizations who have helped with Climate Change Week over the years:

  • Eco Action, Mount Allison University
  • Curt Nason, Astronomical Society of New Brunswick 
  • Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
  • Peter Thomas, CWS
  • Chignecto Naturalists Club
  • Maurice Leger, Champlain Sewing Center
  • Port Elgin Regional School 
  • Dorchester Consolidated School
  • Salem Elementary School
  • Marshview Middle School
  • Tantramar Family Resource Centre
  • Sackville Public Library
  • Daybreak
  • Sackville Commons
  • Sackville Art Hive
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Université de Moncton
  • Mount Allison University Fine Arts Department
  • And many individual residents across Tantramar and Memramcook! 

Our Funders:

We are grateful for support from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund.