How Nature Can Help Us Adapt – Event Series

How Nature Can Help Us Adapt to Climate Change

An Event Series Hosted by the Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative

 Fall 2021 to Winter 2022

Nature-Based Climate Solutions for Homeowners

 Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB

Join Adam to learn about nature-based options for reducing risk and adapting your property. Participants will receive links, resources and lots of information about things you can do at home.  Learn about natural infrastructure and natural assets. Hear about rain gardens, rain barrels, stormwater ponds, living shorelines, gardening tips, composting, the best trees to plant, why lawns aren’t great, tips for the kitchen, mental health and much more. Adam will also share Nature NB’s new map of natural infrastructure projects for even more inspiration.

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Lessons Learned from Community-Based Natural Infrastructure Projects: Rain Gardens, Green Roofs & Food Forest

Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy

During this fun webinar join Amanda on a virtual tour of community-based natural infrastructure projects. Hear her lessons learned from projects including rain gardens, green roofs, foods forests and more. If you are thinking of doing any of these projects for your home, school, or community, don’t miss this informative webinar.

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View the slides: Lessons Learned from Community-Based Natural Infrastructure Projects

Salt Marshes for Climate Risk Reduction

Dr. Danika Van Proosdij, Saint Mary’s University

Hear how salt marshes can help reduce flood risk and storm impacts. Dr. Van Proosdij also shares some of her local research.

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Green Shores®: A Multi-Faceted Tool in the Coastal Resilience Toolbox

DG Blair, Stewardship Centre for BC

This webinar explores the impacts of human development, including habitat loss and pollution, combined with climate change challenges are negatively affecting the health of shoreline ecosystems and the ecological services flowing from them. Green Shores® is an initiative of the Stewardship Centre for British Columbia (SCBC) with the broad objective of increasing capacity to address impacts of shoreline development, including climate change,  on shoreline ecology and human well-being. Using an adaptive management approach, Green Shores builds local capacity to implement nature-based solutions by providing shoreline design standards, project certification, education and training, incentives to homeowners and by providing support to communities through a Local Government Working Group. In this presentation, DG Blair will provide an overview of the Green Shores program, including lessons learned and recommended next steps for action in the Maritimes and across Canada.

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Managing Forests for Climate Change Resilience

Megan de Graaf, Community Forests International

Participants joined EOS staff and Megan for a noon hour forest hike in the Sackville area and learned how forests can be managed in a way to improve their resilience against climate change impacts.

Missed this workshop? Find out more about forest management and climate resilience with a variety of helpful resources from CFI here.

Taking Root: How Plants Can Help Us Adapt to Climate Impacts

Vincent Lambert-Song, New Brunswick Environmental Network

This virtual lunch and learn is an introduction to natural infrastructure. Learn general principles behind natural and nature-based infrastructure and why they are worth the try. Learn about other applications of phytotechnologies such as phytomining, phytoremediation of contaminated sites and wastewater treatment.  Vincent will also share details from the NBEN’s BRACE project, which is helping  build capacity for climate change adaptation in New Brunswick.

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Soils as a Stormwater Reservoir

 John Russell, Agricultural Alliance of NB

During this webinar get to know your soil and what you can do about it.

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Visit a Green Roof – Cancelled

Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy

The Sackville Town Hall green roof (located at 31 Main St, Sackville, NB) was recently expanded thanks to funding obtained by EOS Eco-Energy. The green roof is planted with a variety of grasses, native flowers, berries and also culinary herbs. The green roof  is always open to the public during business hours.

Watch a virtual tour:  This event was cancelled due COVID, but you can watch a virtual tour of the green roof. During the short video tour learn about the layers that make up the roof, see what is planted, and hear about all the funders who made it happen.

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This event series is brought to you by the Chignecto Climate Change Collaborative with funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund.