NLEN E-Update – Jan 18

EVENTS

1. Tues Jan 19: Launch of Fair Trade Action in St. John’s

2. Tues Jan 19: Insect Insights – A Look at the Amazing World of Insects & Arachnids

3. Tues Jan 19: Public Talk – Nahanni River Adventures

4. Wed Jan 20: Introduction to Winter Camping

5. Wed Jan 20: Public Discussion – New five-year operating plan for Forest Management in Central

NLEN E-Update: Jan 11th

Happy 2010, the UN-declared International Year of Biodiversity! This year will highlight the vital role that biodiversity plays in maintaining the life support system on Earth. If humans realize the centrality of biodiversity to our lives, perhaps then we will act to conserve it and use it sustainably and equitably.

Green Books

Green Books is an exciting new initiative of the developing Environmental
Policy Institute (EPI) at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The project aims to
engage communities in conversations on cutting-edge and highly-acclaimed books
that explore environmental issues impacting the province.

Bike Tour Crosses Island to Pedal for the Planet

With Provincial Government support of $10,000, bike riders departed from St. John’s today as part of Pedal for the Planet – a nation-wide effort to educate Canadians about the significance of global warming and the importance of the upcoming climate change meetings in Copenhagen in December.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

The second season of the St. John’s Farmers’ Market got off to an exciting start on Saturday, June 6th, 2009 with record-breaking attendance. Over 1400 people hungry for local food showed up and caused many vendors to sell out early. The market has have a variety of old and new vendors, workshops, music, fresh coffee and a fantastic feeling of community for the whole family.

Ocean Net

Ocean Net Inc. is a grassroots non-government organization dedicated to mobilizing communities to take action on behalf of the coastal marine environment.

Panel established to review proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project

Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Environment and Conservation Charlene Johnson, along with Dave Denine, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, announced today the establishment of a five-member Joint Review Panel for the proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project, located near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador.

Green Conception Bay

Green Conception Bay is a new and growing network of local citizens and organizations coming together to build an environmental sustainability strategy for this region. Since the winter of 2008, local citizens have been meeting to discuss regional environmental issues. What are the major environmental issues in this region and how can we transform Conception…

Food Security Network of Newfoundland & Labrador (FSN)

The Food Security Network of Newfoundland & Labrador (FSN) is a provincial, membership-based, non-profit organization which began in 1998 in St. John’s, NL. Our mission is to actively promote comprehensive, community-based solutions to ensure access to adequate and healthy food for all. We work to raise public awareness about food security issues in this province,…

Lexus Returns to Targa Newfoundland with Hybrid Power

Having proved that its hybrid technology is up to extreme road rallying with an eye-opening performance in the 2,200-kilometre Targa Newfoundland 2007, Team Lexus is back with high hopes of improving on that performance. In 2007, against an international field of competitors, the Team placed 18th overall, 6th in the modern division, and won praise…

The NLEN E-Update – August 4, 2008

The E-UPDATE – August 4, 2008 The Newfoundland and Labrador Environment NetworkA Network of More Than 40 Member Groups: Many Voices for the Environment In this E-update you will find: EVENTS 1. Protected Areas Association Second Annual Glen Davis Memorial Walk, August 62. Wild Rose Rally and Ride, August 9 – 103. Ecotopia: Youth in Action, August 25…

The Fluvarium

The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation (QVRRDF) promotes responsible stewardship through education, raises awareness of the nature of freshwater systems, provides leadership in urban watershed management and operates The Fluvarium as a public centre for environmental education. The Fluvarium delivers an environmental education program to over 10,000 school children annually. The Fluvarium is a project…

St. John’s Clean & Beautiful

“Committed to inspiring Community pride & action for a clean & beautiful St. John’s.” Clean & Beautiful was organized as a result of a resolution adopted by St. John’s City Council on April 8, 1991 to apply for certification with Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB). Subsequently, Clean & Beautiful became certified as a KAB affiliate…

Ride Share @ Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ride Share is a new online service at Memorial that helps you to make contacts for one-off journeys for holidays or business trips. This fall, Ride Share will also offer you the chance to set up a scheduled carpool arrangement with someone who comes to the university from your area or neighbourhood each day. The…

The E-Update – May 12, 2008

The E-UPDATE – May 12, 2008 The Newfoundland and Labrador Environment NetworkA Network of more than 30 Member Groups: Many Voices for the Environment In this E-update you will find: EVENTS1. Public Forum with St. John’s Mayoral Candidates, May 132. Public Hearing on Sprung Greenhouse Site, May 213. International Day for Biodiversity Lecture at MUN…