This past January, the Atlantic Knowledge Mobilization Session was held to discuss the results of a Canada-wide survey on climate change. This survey evaluated Canadians' understanding and knowledge on climate change and related issues, particularly in education. The results of this survey indicated gaps in the current education system regarding climate change awareness. Results show … Continue reading Canada, Climate Change and Education: Opportunities for Public and Formal Education
RCE Tantramar is pleased to announce that Maggie Ivimey will be joining us as the 2020 ECHO Foundation Intern in Environmental Leadership and Advocacy. Maggie just completed her third year in Environmental Studies at Mount Allison, including the last academic term as an international exchange student in Strasbourg, France. Maggie, from Halifax, N.S. is the holder … Continue reading Welcome to Maggie Ivimey, ECHO Foundation Intern in Environmental Leadership & Advocacy
All Climate Change Week events are free and open to everyone, including children. The week’s activities are focused on carbon pricing, agriculture in a changing climate and spending time in nature. Following is a list of local Climate Change Week events: Saturday, Feb. 9 Catch EOS at the Sackville Farmers’ Market at The Commons … Continue reading Tantramar Climate Change Week will be held Feb. 9-17
Our congratulations to the students and teachers at Dorchester Consolidated School, as they have harvested, preserved and sold their first crop from their school garden boxes! RCE Tantramar has been working with DCS over the past year, as we designed the outdoor environmental education program with teachers, applied for and were granted over $40,000 in … Continue reading Education for Sustainability at Dorchester School
"Sackville Schools 2020” has transitioned to the more official “Sackville 20/20” — a registered non-profit. The 20/20 represents clear seeing and a strong vision for community-supported education. Sackville 20/20 is a non-profit organization of volunteers—teachers, parents, and community members—working to revitalize opportunities for youth and the broader community in Sackville, New Brunswick. An innovative, inspired, … Continue reading “Sackville Schools 2020” has transitioned to be called “Sackville 20/20”—a registered non-profit.
In September 2015, 193 countries agreed to adopt a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the plan is spearheaded by the United Nations and builds on the Millennium Development Goals established in … Continue reading Moving Toward Sustainability Through Youth Education – The United Nations Global Sustainability Goals
Join the New Brunswick Environmental Network for a free learning day in Sackville, where you will: • Visit three natural and nature-based climate change adaptation projects in and around Sackville; • Develop a deeper understanding about the role of natural infrastructure in climate change adaptation; • Learn about the opportunities and challenges for implementing natural … Continue reading Learning Day: Natural and Nature-Based Climate Adaptation
For full details, visit the workshop website: https://eosecoenergy.com/en/community-based-social-marketing-workshop-may-2-3-2019/
Check out the great list of events EOS Eco-Energy have lined up! There is something for everyone from nature hikes to informative discussion panels to creative events! Get ready to be inspired! For inquires or to volunteer, contact Climate Change Week Coordinator Amelia Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 506-536-4487. For full details, visit the EOS website.
Are you a member of the Tantramar Climate Change Collaborative? Don't miss out on this opportunity to be apart of the 2019 Technical Session taking place in February! For full details see the poster below.
The Annual Eco360 Environmental Awards program acknowledges outstanding environmental contributions by individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, businesses and municipalities for the positive impact they have had on the Southeast Region of New Brunswick. RCE Tantramar has been selected for one of the 2018 Environmental Awards based on the demonstration of exceptional commitment to environmental education to … Continue reading RCE Tantramar Recognized for Leadership in Sustainability Education
Sackville Schools 2020 has developed an exciting Idea for consideration by the DEC: a Community Learning Campus that will be designed by and for the community. This idea is based on years of research and community consultation, and is a modern approach to education that embraces community input. We know that Marshview Middle School will … Continue reading It’s time to look to the future! SS2020 Public Presentations to be held this Thursday!
Do you know about the town of Sackville's Lorne Street Stormwater Mitigation Project? Learn about how the town is coping with increased, climate change related, flooding by clicking here for project details. Below is an excerpt from the Town of Sackville's website about the project. They offer a page, see here, to keep to date. … Continue reading Lorne Street Stormwater Mitigation Project
Are you worried and stressed about climate change and the future of our communities and the planet? You are not alone and there are things we can do to ease our minds. EOS Eco-Energy is partnering with IRIS Community Counselling and Consulting to put on a workshop about how to cope with climate stress. This … Continue reading Ways to Cope with Climate Stress for Teens
Have you heard? The District Education Council (DEC) has launched a Sustainability Study for Sackville schools. Here's how you can participate: Sackville Schools 2020 invites you to attend a community reception, including a light dinner, held on Tuesday, October 16th at TRHS beginning at 6:00pm. This event is free, open to the public, and childcare … Continue reading The District Education Council (DEC) has launched a Sustainability Study for Sackville schools!
Congratulations to the Marshview Middle School Mighty Earth Warriors Environment Club for being selected as Sackville's Youth Citizens of the Year. This week the Annual Fall Fair in Sackville recognized the group's work on environmental issues in the community through their action on recycling and waste management. RCE Tantramar has been pleased to work with … Continue reading Congratulations to the Marshview Middle School Mighty Earth Warriors Environment Club
Have you heard of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program? It is a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change. Since the beginning of the program in 1994, over 350 municipalities have joined PCP, making a public commitment to reduce GHG emissions. … Continue reading Partners for Climate Protection
Looking for activities for your children to be involved in this summer in the Sackville area, that are educational, fun, and have a focus on the environment? Look no further! Wild Wonder Forest School just recently announced their summer program will be running on Tuesdays & Thursdays for 5 weeks in July, and through the … Continue reading Local Forest School Announces Summer Program
Inside the Ivory Tower – Sharing Our Research in a Lunch & Learn Date: April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Venue: Town Hall Council Chambers 31C Main Street, Sackville, NB + Google Map Inside the Ivory Tower – Sharing Our Research in a Lunch & Learn is taking place on Wednesday, April 25th. This … Continue reading Inside the Ivory Tower – Sharing Our Research in a Lunch & Learn
That is a the title of an article that appeared in The Globe and Mail's April 2, 2018 issue. Written by Matthew McClearn, the article talks about how for centuries, earthen berms have protected the Tantramar floodplain from the sea – and if rising tides overwhelm them, our local communities will be under water and … Continue reading Will Sackville’s dikes finally fall? Rising seas could ruin land Acadians turned from marshes to farms
The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network, ACORN, based in Sackville is an organization that works to connect and be a resource for all Atlantic Canadians interested in organic food and agriculture. Currently ACORN is offering free access to Part 1 of our recent Climate Change & Agriculture Webinar Series. In Part 1 of this series, … Continue reading Free Webinar on Climate Change & Agriculture!
Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative, organised by the New Brunswick Environmental Network March 14, 2018 Kinsmen Club, 100 Newcastle Blvd, Miramichi, NB How can my community get started with climate change adaptation? What climate change adaptation initiatives are underway in different parts of New Brunswick? How are we doing on … Continue reading Don’t miss the Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative taking place March 14th!
Recently there was a UNESCO report on Education and Sustainable Development released, to read the full report see here UNESCO Report on ESD 2018. This is the fifth in UNESCO’s Education on the Move series, which looks at trends in education today and challenges for tomorrow. The series is aimed at providing policy-makers, educators and … Continue reading New UNESCO report on Education for Sustainable Development released!
Laura Fox, RCE Team Member and former Mount Allison University student and volunteer with Sackville Schools 2020, has recently become a freelance writer and researcher with Sandbox Inc. Laura recently graduated from the Master’s program in Communications Arts in the joint Ryerson/York University program. Laura was the film-maker who created a unique interactive web documentary … Continue reading RCE Tantramar Member now working with Sandbox – La Boîte à Films Inc.
Have you heard of Wild Wonder Sackville? This is a recently launched nature-based forest school right here in Sackville, N.B.! According to Wild Wonder's website "forest school is an immersive experience: children spend their time outdoors learning directly in and from their natural surroundings through play and exploration. Experiences are child-centred, emergent and inquiry-based, with … Continue reading Wild Wonder Sackville: An exciting new nature-based, forest school-inspired program based in Sackville!
Sackville, New Brunswick's Salem Elementary School held its second annual Outdoor Education Day on Friday, June 3rd. Students spent the day engaging with their new outdoor environmental education classroom through 11 volunteer-run learning stations. Teachers and volunteers taught students about species identification, recycling, gardening, tree species, animals at risk, sports, and much more! Josette MacIsaac, the RCE … Continue reading Salem Students Enjoy 2nd Annual Outdoor Education Day!
10 years ago, David Suzuki celebrated his 70th birthday in Sackville and the community planted 70 trees in his honour. At 80 years of age, David Suzuki is undeniably one of our country’s most prominent and influential Canadians. Throughout his career as an academic, broadcaster, and environmentalist, Suzuki has advocated for a sustainable society that respects … Continue reading A Conversation with David Suzuki
Let's help every child reach their full potential while instilling within them a love of learning Sackville Schools 2020 is a community-based group working to transform K-12 education in Sackville, New Brunswick. We want to be proactive in the face of change, working together to help decide what happens to and in our schools. An innovative, inspired, community-based public … Continue reading Education in Sackville is Changing