The Enviro Church Conservation Project

Congregations in PEI are making themselves parables of success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Churches are notoriously drafty buildings. But Prince Edward Island parishioners have seen the light when it comes to warmer pews on Sundays.

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Erosion threatens PEI’s coastlines

Prince Edward Island’s West Point Lighthouse is an icon. But now that icon is in danger of being claimed by the very element it guards against.

NATURE TRUST LAUNCHES NEW GREEN GIFT IDEA

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 the Nature Trust of New Brunswick to purchase and preserve endangered forest in the Maritimes. Your dedication lasts a life-time and you receive a dedication certificate and a…

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.

Province going public with draft energy plan

RON RYDER The Guardian The provincial government is preparing to go to Islanders with a draft proposal for an energy strategy that would see the province set a framework for dealing with the challenges of greenhouse reduction targets and skyrocketing fuel costs. Read the article from The Guardian….. Related articles PEI’s Island Energy (thegreenpages.ca) Leave…

$354,000 for environmental protection project

By JIM DAY The Guardian (Prince Edward Island) Farmers aren’t looking to become rich by following sound environmental practices, nor do they want to dig themselves into a financial hole. That, at least, is how Fred Cheverie, co-ordinator of the Souris River Watershed Committee, sizes up the challenge of encouraging farmers to be good stewards…

PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op (COPC)

The PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op (COPC) was established in 2002. The Co-op is composed of certified organic agriculture producers who wish to see organic agriculture grow within Prince Edward Island. Organic agriculture can be a rewarding experience as one produces healthy food and contributes to a healthy eco-system.

Green Party wants school safe from pesticides

The leader of P.E.I.’s Green Party is demanding government put Montague’s new school away from farm lands where pesticide spraying could be an issue. In a statement sent to media Thursday, Sharon Labchuk said she expects government to put the newly announced school in a safe place. The highest priority should be put on selecting…

Stratford sees savings in wind power

Town council in Stratford, P.E.I., hopes to save thousands of dollars a year in energy costs by installing two wind turbines, but isn’t quite ready to put up the towers. A study by the Wind Energy Institute of Canada, commissioned by the town, shows the turbines could pay for themselves in about seven years. Stratford…

UPEI Energy Awareness Program

Do you know how much money UPEI spends on energy consumption? Do you know the impact our energy use is having on our community, and ourselves? To answer these and many more questions on energy use, consumption, and awareness, UPEI is launching its campus Energy Awareness Program. Visit the web site.

Anne of ‘Green’ Gables, indeed

Although some residents laugh at the label, P.E.I. is rebranding itself as Canada’s environmental leader, writes Richard Foot. The Ottawa Citizen Published: Saturday, April 28, 2007 There was amusement and anger on Prince Edward Island in early April when the provincial government, seized with environmental fervour, declared it was rebranding the island “Canada’s Green Province.”…

Winds of change

P.E.I. looks to alternative forms of energy Charlottetown, The Guardian: News | Winds of change “They should be starting now,- David Stewart says. “We’re calling for wind.” Eighty metres above Stewart’s head a trio of massive blades begin to turn in a rotation that looks deceptively slow. A minute later the air is filled with…

PEI sells wind-power bonds

Prince Edward Island’s government has raised $5-million for a wind-power project at the eastern tip of the province by issuing a novel series of “energy savings bonds” to the public. The bonds, which pay a healthy 5-per-cent annual interest rate, have been a hot seller since they were first issued late last year to help…

Waves and worries

As much as P.E.I.’s exploration of alternative energy is driven by economic ambitions, it is also driven by environmental concerns. Energy use, whether in transportation or power generation, is the main contributors of carbon dioxide emissions that have been blamed for the trend of global warming. The Island alone is estimated by the federal government…