A Conversation with David Suzuki

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

Education in Sackville is Changing

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

Collaborative Climate Change Action Workshop April 2, 2016

​ A group of individuals from the greater Sackville community and Mount Allison University are organizing an event in response to Naomi Klein’s book, This Changes Everything, and her presentation at Mount Allison University earlier this winter. Members of groups from the environmental, agricultural, construction, forestry, ecological, cultural, educational, indigenous, business, and heritage parts of our … Continue reading Collaborative Climate Change Action Workshop April 2, 2016

ESD Programme Strategic Framework

ESD Programme Strategic Framework Education for Sustainable Development Programme The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) serves the international community by offering valuable and innovative policy oriented solutions to sustainability challenges. In response to the UN resolution on the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD: 2005-2014), UNU-IAS launched the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Programme with … Continue reading ESD Programme Strategic Framework

The Outdoor Retail Oligopolies: The outdoor industry has an environmental image problem

An oligopoly is an industry dominated by small number of key players. As you can imagine this can result in all sorts of collusion and reduces competition. Text book oligopolies are Ford, GMC and Chrysler or Coca Cola and Pepsi. Canadians would immediately recognize the big 3 cell service providers, Bell, Telus and Rogers. Consumers … Continue reading The Outdoor Retail Oligopolies: The outdoor industry has an environmental image problem

Partners Publish on Climate Change and Coastal NB Communities

Climate Change Adaptation Challenges Facing New Brunswick Coastal Communities: A Review of the Problems and a Synthesis of Solutions Suggested by Regional Adaptation Research David J. Lieske, Lori Ann Roness, Emily A. Phillips, Michael J. Fox Abstract Through a detailed examination of research conducted in Sackville, New Brunswick, this study synthesizes the findings of a … Continue reading Partners Publish on Climate Change and Coastal NB Communities

Sustainable Communities Award from the Gulf of Maine Council

The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment awarded the Tantramar Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative a 2015 Sustainable Communities Award for its outstanding contribution to the promotion of sustainability within the region.  The Tantramar Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative was recognized in particular for enhancing opportunities for research, networking, and coordination of climate change adaptation strategies.  RCE Tantramar, in connection with … Continue reading Sustainable Communities Award from the Gulf of Maine Council

TGB: From Knowledge to Action

From Knowledge to Action: MSc. Candidate Navigates Flood Risk and Resilience in Sackville-Based Thesis The Green Backpack: Sustainability In Our Community by Trevor Donald Just as Sackville and several New Brunswick communities were cleaning up a day after their homes and businesses were flooded, Master of Science candidate, Emily Phillips fittingly used the flooding event … Continue reading TGB: From Knowledge to Action

TGB: Putting A Face On Climate Change

 Putting a Face on Climate Change this Earth Day The Green Backpack: Sustainability in Our Community by Trevor Donald Writing about the environment is difficult. Never mind the incredible amount of work each story requires from interviewing to meticulously choosing the words you will use to describe a tough subject. That’s the fun part. It’s … Continue reading TGB: Putting A Face On Climate Change

TGB: Water and Energy are Interlinked

World Water Day 2014 Recognizes Water and Energy are Interlinked and Interdependent The Green Backpack: Sustainability in Our Community by Trevor Donald Water is scarce for as many people as roughly the population of Europe – that’s 768 million people who don’t have access to water or safe water. World Water Day, which is held annually … Continue reading TGB: Water and Energy are Interlinked

Flood Risk, Climate Change at the Forefront of Bilingual Theatre Troupe’s New Show

Flood Risk, Climate Change at the Forefront of Bilingual Theatre Troupe's New Show Tintamarre, Mount Allison University's bilingual theatre troupe, recently staged their activist collaborative comedy VILLAGES on the Windsor Theatre Out of the Box stage. Throughout the play's creation, community concerns in the Tantramar area were at the forefront of discussions. "The play really … Continue reading Flood Risk, Climate Change at the Forefront of Bilingual Theatre Troupe’s New Show

TIDES OF HISTORY IN ATLANTIC CANADA

Published on December 18, 2013 in the Sackville Tribune Post Submitted By: Trevor Donald, RCE Tantramar Media and Communications Intern One wonders if New Brunswick is fighting the tide of history on shale gas development in the province. To see the future better, we must look to the past.  History does not necessarily repeat itself, … Continue reading TIDES OF HISTORY IN ATLANTIC CANADA

Filipinos Remain Resilient, But Do They Have a Choice?

In the Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (International Name Haiyan) Filipinos Remain Resilient, But Do They Have a Choice? By: Trevor Donald Last Saturday morning, many from Canada’s Filipino community turned on the TV to learn that Super Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan) struck their country leaving areas in mud and ruin. They have … Continue reading Filipinos Remain Resilient, But Do They Have a Choice?

ESD can Contribute to Air Pollution Challenges in Santiago, Chile

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) can Contribute to Air Pollution Challenges in Santiago,  Chile Published on September 29, 2013 in the Sackville Tribune Post By: Trevor Donald  - Environmental Communications and Media Intern People are drawn to the magnitude and beauty of mountains. What happens though when the air pollution is so thick you can … Continue reading ESD can Contribute to Air Pollution Challenges in Santiago, Chile

Interview with Globe and Mail Feature Writer and Banff Centre Correspondent Ian Brown

Trevor Donald, Environmental and Communications Intern I spoke to author and Globe and Mail feature writer Ian Brown about his experience in Banff. Ian Brown is one of Canada’s leading writers, winning several national magazine and newspaper awards. Born in Lachine Quebec he currently lives and works in Toronto. We met at a local hangout … Continue reading Interview with Globe and Mail Feature Writer and Banff Centre Correspondent Ian Brown

SappyFest Partners with RCE Tantramar to “Green” Waste Management at Music Festival – Second Year in a Row!

Please follow the link below to the Sackville Tribune Post's article about RCE Tantramar's involvement in SappyFest 2013!  For the second year in a row, RCE Tantramar will work with the local music festival to ensure that waste is properly disposed according to Westmorland Albert Solid Waste Corporation's wet/dry sorting program. http://www.sackvilletribunepost.com/Living/2013-06-25/article-3292351/SappyFest-organizers-estimating-2%2C000-visitors-for-upcoming-festival/1

Local Newspaper Highlights Sackville’s Place Matters Institute and Facilitator Erik Fraser

Check out this story highlighting Sackville's Place Matters Institute and one of its facilitators, Erik Fraser, a graduate student at Oxford University.  RCE Tantramar communication intern, Trevor Donald, focuses on the collaboration between Fraser and the RCE in this week's Sackville Tribune Post: The Green Backpack - Erik Fraser and the Sackville Place Matters Institute

RCE Tantramar Offers Place Matters Institute: Sackville as a Learning Community

  Place Matters Institute: Sackville as a Learning Community To be delivered intensively during the week of April 29 - May 3, 2013. Coordinators: Erik Fraser (Oxford University) and Michael Fox (RCE Tantramar) This intensive interdisciplinary seminar course will address place-conscious teaching and learning pedagogies.  It will explore the various ways in which learning about … Continue reading RCE Tantramar Offers Place Matters Institute: Sackville as a Learning Community

New Mount Allison Class Focuses on Community Adaptation to Climate Change

New Mount Allison class focuses on community adaptation to climate change! Mount Allison University news reports: 2013-03-11 09:47:23 Students gearing up for Climate Change Awareness Week in the Tantramar Region SACKVILLE, NB — Mount Allison students are taking their learning outside the classroom and into the community with a new class devoted to climate change … Continue reading New Mount Allison Class Focuses on Community Adaptation to Climate Change

RCE Tantramar Collaborates on Climate Change Week

RCE Tantramar is working with a number of local partners to organize a "Climate Change Week" in mid March 2013. This week will raise awareness about the potential impacts of climate change in Tantramar, a coastal region bordered by the Bay of Fundy and the Northumberland Strait.EOS Eco-Energy, the Mount Allison University course "Community Adaptation … Continue reading RCE Tantramar Collaborates on Climate Change Week

Tantramar Region Students Get Educated in Sustainable Development

By: Trevor Donald Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) can be defined as “a learning process (or approach to teaching) based on the ideals and principles that underlie sustainability and is concerned with all levels and types of learning to provide quality education and foster sustainable human development – learning to know, learning to be, learning … Continue reading Tantramar Region Students Get Educated in Sustainable Development

Business Leadership in Sackville’s Recycling Program!

Working directly with local business leaders, the Sustainable Sackville Steering Committee has initiated an information campaign aimed at increasing participation in the wet/dry recycling program across our community. As committee members reviewed the Sustainable Sackville Plan this past summer, they decided to focus their implementation efforts on several priority projects and one very urgent need … Continue reading Business Leadership in Sackville’s Recycling Program!

Record waste diverted from landfill: Sackville

SappyFest is usually credited for its nationally-recognised musical headlines, which have included the likes of Cold Speck, Timbre Timber, Owen Pallett, and Arcade Fire. This year, however, Sackville NB's well-known-and-adored independent music festival added to its growing standing as one of the country's best music fests. In partnership with the Town of Sackville, Westmorland-Albert Waste Management, … Continue reading Record waste diverted from landfill: Sackville

RCE Tantramar featured in Moncton Times & Transcript

RCE Tantramar was featured this week in Moncton's daily paper, The Times & Transcript. On Wednesday, RCE chair Michael Fox and intern Rob Burroughs spoke with Julia Whalen, a reporter from the T&T, about the RCE and the work that we're doing. The article, published Friday August 24, can be found below. Times & Transcript Article … Continue reading RCE Tantramar featured in Moncton Times & Transcript