Trees In Trust: Saving our forest one piece at a time

Charlottetown – Trees In Trust has the perfect green gift. For a donation of $30, you can dedicate a piece of woodland to someone special. Your donation is used by a charitable land trust to purchase and preserve endangered forest in the Maritimes.

Unplugging Canada’s worst river

Moncton’s fish are in luck PATRICIA TREBLE | August 27, 2007 | When Roly MacIntyre moved to Moncton, N.B., in 1965, the Petitcodiac River was a great place for salmon fishing. But the salmon, shad, tomcod and most other species are gone from what is now Canada’s most endangered river. The problem is a 40-year-old…

Top quality nature cards for people who care about the planet

Carbon-free cards are designed with the planet in mind. Our cards feature beautiful nature photographs of Eastern Canada and the Northeastern USA. Although e-mail and phone calls are valued by many people for helping them communicate with family and friends, people say they prefer the old-fashioned handwritten card to make someone feel truly special. Why…

Jacques Whitford to go ‘carbon neutral’

One of Canada’s largest environmental consulting firms says it’s taking an extra step in walking the walk by going “carbon neutral” this month, but one expert questions the effectiveness of the practice. Jacques Whitford, headquartered in the Maritimes with offices in Saint John, N.B., and Dartmouth, N.S., is trying to reduce its energy use by…

Exotic plants could be harming N.B. ecosystem: expert

Exotic plants could be harming N.B. ecosystem: expert A forest specialist is telling New Brunswick gardeners to be careful about what they’re putting in the ground. Anthony Davis of the University of Idaho says he’s concerned about the trend toward exotic plant life in the region. He says some plants could be upsetting the balance…

Green homes going mainstream

Many energy-consumption problems can be addressed with simple tweaks to conventional house design, according to the founder of eco-friendly home design company Michelle Kaufmann Designs. Windows and sliding glass doors placed on opposite walls, for instance, allow the sun to more evenly wash a room with light and eliminate contrast, which reduces the need for…

Guerrilla Benching

Where have all our public benches gone? Remember the days when cars were not the most important things on our streets? Remember when streets were places of public interaction, where old ladies had somewhere to sit and chat, where children would play and we had this thing called a community. There seems to be a…

Emera’s Brunswick Pipeline Receives NEB Environmental Assessment

The National Energy Board (NEB) has issued its Environmental Assessment Report (EA Report) on the proposed Brunswick Pipeline project. The main finding of the EA Report is that the project is not likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects, provided Brunswick Pipeline meets all of its environmental commitments, and all of the NEB’s recommendations…

Health Canada adds mercury limits for 6 fish

Changing eating habits have led Health Canada to establish new mercury limits on six species of fish. The fish – fresh and frozen tuna, shark, swordfish, escolar, marlin and orange roughy – are predators that tend to have higher levels of mercury because of their relative size, lifespan and diet, the department said. The mercury…

Al Gore climate change message reaches N.B. students

While former U.S. vice-president Al Gore was in Washington on Wednesday, speaking about the need for action on world climate change, one of his disciples was in Saint John spreading the same message to high school students. CBC

For a Better Future – Bathurst Sustainable Development

It is the mandate of this organization to facilitate interactions between members of the community, businesses, industry, municipal governments, representatives from provincial government departments and all others interested in the betterment of the environmental quality, economic health and social well being of the residents of this area. In order to reach those goals, Bathurst Sustainable…

DFO praised for NB salt marsh protection – WWF-Canada

HALIFAX, March 7 /CNW Telbec/ – WWF-Canada, part of the global conservation organization, today congratulated Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Loyola Hearn, on officially designating New Brunswick’s Musquash Estuary as a Marine Protected Area (MPA), under the Oceans Act.

Climate change, cod decline, changing life in Atlantic: oceanographer

Climate change is partly responsible for a rapid change in the ecosystem along the continental shelf waters of the Northwest Atlantic, which has so far been blamed on the collapse of the cod stocks, according to a U.S. oceanographer. “It is becoming increasingly clear that Northwest Atlantic shelf ecosystems are being tested by climate forcing…

New Brunswick Environment Industry Association

The New Brunswick Environment Industry Association (NBEIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth of environmental business in New Brunswick, Canada. Founded in 1994, NBEIA represents members from all facets of the environment sector, ranging from technology development and manufacturing to consulting, engineering, financial, and legal services. NBEIA promotes the growth and development…

SOS Eau Water Sankwan

We believe that: Fresh water is an irreplaceable source of life, a vital asset. The right to water is an inalienable right, both individual and collective. Water management must be a public endeavour. Public participation, and the protection and preservation of water are basic elements of any form of water management. Any policy on water…

Environment MTA

Mount Allison is proud to support the various environmental initiatives occurring across campus. Every project, from large ones like the sustainable residence, to small efforts such as low-flow shower heads, contributes to the overall goal of making our campus more sustainable. By acknowledging these initiatives, we hope to communicate to the university community the commendable…