Tantramar Climate Change Week

February 1-8, 2020

All events are FREE!

Stay tuned here for more details and any weather-related changes or cancellations.

Tantramar Climate Change Week is funded by the NB Environmental Trust Fund.

Saturday, February 1st

Official Launch of Climate Change Week

Visit EOS and our volunteers at the Sackville Farmers Market to pick up a schedule, pin, EOS stickers, pens, information and more!

Sackville Farmers Market, Sackville Commons, 64 Main St, Sackville

9am-12pm

 

Sackville Public Forum on Climate Change

Hosted by the Town of Sackville. Register with the town to make a presentation. Find out more information here: https://sackville.com/mayors-roundtable-on-climate-change/

Sackville Town Hall, 31 Main St, Sackville

1-4pm

 

Winter Owl Prowl

Join Nature NB and ornithologist and environmental educator Roland Chiasson of Aster Group for an evening hike! What to bring: warm clothing, hat, scarf, mitten, warm snow boots,  a foamy to sit on, flashlight/headlamp, snowshoes (snowshoes will be available for kids), binoculars (optional). Join us for a leisurely snowshoe hike along the trail at the Sackville Reservoir gate. We will meet at the Sackville Commons to carpool to our starting place. It is the start of the owl breeding season, so we should hear some hoots! Come find out ‘hoo’ is howling. This activity is suitable for families.  Space is limited, so please register by emailing Nature NB at adam.cheeseman@naturenb.ca or calling 505-588-6539.

Meet at the Sackville Commons, 64 Main St, Sackville
7:30-9pm

 

Sunday February 2nd 

Guided Wetlands Walk with Sam Brewster, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Dress for the weather and enjoy an afternoon outside in celebration of National Wetlands Day! Learn more about the work that goes on at the Beaubassin Research Centre in Aulac.

Beaubassin Research Centre, Brown Road, Aulac, NS

1:30-3:00pm

 

Monday, February 3rd

Adapting Our Shorelines with Nature

Hosted by Nature NB with a presentation by the Nashwaak Water Association.

Sackville Commons, 64 Main St, Sackville

7-9pm

 

Tuesday, February 4th

Parenting Through Climate Change

Workshop hosted by EOS Eco-Energy and IRIS Community Counselling. The last in a series of climate stress workshops. Funded by the Sackville Hospital Foundation.

Contact EOS if you need help with childcare or transportation. Refreshments provided. No registration needed. Storm date: Wednesday evening, February 5th.

Tantramar Regional High School, Room 150 (across from the main office), 223 Main St, Sackville

6-8pm

 

Water Trivia

Hosted by EOS Eco-Energy’s Watershed Coordinator, Kelli-Nicole Croucher. Test your water knowledge and win prizes!

Ducky’s Bar, 4 Bridge St, Sackville

8-11pm

 

Wednesday, February 5th

DIY Crafts – Snowflakes

Hosted by the Sackville Pubic Library. Parents and tots welcome for wintery craftiness.

Sackville Public Library, 66 Main St, Sackville

10:30am

 

Sustainable Fashion Show

Hosted by Hounds of Vintage and EOS Eco-Energy. See sustainable, vintage fashions on the runway for spring and summer! Meet local clothing designers, knitters and more.

Tweedie Hall, Wallace McCain Student Centre, Mount Allison University, 60 York Street, Sackville

7-9pm

 

Thursday, February 6th

National Sweater Day

It’s National Sweater Day! So turn down the heat and wear your favourite sweater today! Save heat, energy and emissions every day by adding layers before turning up the heat.

Climate Change Activities

Children and parents are invited to join staff at the library for educational activities related to climate change.

Sackville Public Library, 66 Main St, Sackville

10:30am

 

Friday, February 7th

Clothing Swap Party

EOS Eco-Energy is hosting this swap which takes place during Winter Fest. Enjoy outdoor dancing, and winter activities in the park. Stop into the Park Activity Centre (red roof) with articles of clothing you’d like to swap for something new. All leftover clothes will be donated to a local charity. Bring your own mug for tea provided by EOS.

Bill Johnstone Memorial Park Activity Centre

7-9pm

 

Saturday, February 8th

Eco360 Waste Sorting Booth

Wrap up Climate Change Week 2020 and get all your waste sorting questions answered by visiting the Eco360 booth at the Sackville Farmers Market.

Sackville Farmers Market, Sackville Commons, 64 Main St, Sackville

9am-12pm

 

Learn about Kites and Wind Power

It’s National Fly a Kite Day so come out to Beech Hill Park during Sackville Winter Fest to try your hand at flying a kite and learn about the power of wind with the Gaia Project.

Beech Hill Park, off Walker Road, Sackville

1-3pm

 

Happening All Week

School Visits

EOS is visiting schools across the region from Port Elgin to Memramcook with a variety of hands-on activities for students related to climate change. If you’d like EOS to visit your school, get in touch with us at 536-4487.

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.

Thank you to groups and folks who have been involved in Climate Change Week in the past

  • Eco Action, Mount Allison University
  • Curt Nason, Royal Astronomical Society
  • Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
  • Peter Thomas, CWS
  • Chignecto Naturalists Club
  • Port Elgin Regional School
  • Dorchester Consolidated School
  • Salem Elementary School
  • Marshview Middle School
  • Ecole Abbey Landry
  • Tantramar Family Resource Centre
  • Sackville Public Library
  • Daybreak
  • Sackville Commons
  • Sackville Art Hive
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Université de Moncton
  • Mount Allison University Fine Arts Department
  • And many more