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
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 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
RCE-Tantramar To Present at the RCE Conference of the Americas, Grand Rapids, Michigan August 9-12, 2015 An RCE stands for a Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development and it may be one of the cooler things many of us have never heard of. It's a network of organizations acknowledged by the United … Continue reading RCE Conference of the Americas 2015
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
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
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
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/NB/ID/2441405099/ Watch Dr. David Lieske discuss his new Tantramar Community Adaptation Viewer tool (http://arcgis.mta.ca/toolkit/index.html) and flood risk in our community! Nic McLellan of Ducks Unlimited and the Kookie Kutter Bakery are also interviewed by Rachel Cave.
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
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?
During the summer of 2013 the Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Development – Tantramar conducted a pilot project to plant rain gardens in Sackville, New Brunswick and determine their effectiveness in managing storm water. The project was made possible with funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund (ETF). The rain garden pilot project … Continue reading Rain Gardens in Sackville
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
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
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
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
As part of Climate Change Week 2013, representatives from Colchester-Cumberland Wind Field Inc. (http://www.ccwf.ca/), visited Sackville to share their successful model for local, green power generation using wind turbines and cleaner transportation using electric vehicles. Here are some Mount Allison University students checking out the electric cars!
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 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
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
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!
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 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
Teachers are trying something new in classrooms at Moncton High in attempts to re-engage high school students and combat a perceived "sharp increase in apathy". MTA Professor Mike Fox, also a co-sponsor of RCE Tantramar's bid to the United Nations University, is an expert in education for sustainable development (ESD) -- the idea that students … Continue reading ESD featured in Maritime Magazine
This year at SappyFest volunteers working for the recycling crew made a concerted effort to facilitate the sorting of garbage into blue and green trash bags, following Westmorland Albert’s wet/dry system. Sackville’s Public Works supplied two dumpsters, one for green/wet and the other for blue/dry. Mary from the Westmorland Albert Corporation set up a booth … Continue reading SappyFest Goes Green
We're not sure how many places in the Tantramar Region we'll be able to show you, but hopefully as many as possible through as many visual aids as technology will afford us. First up, our two summer coordinators looking out over the water near Port Elgin. Photo by Sterling Marsh, titled: "Riffraff on the Riprap"
The first Sustainable Sackville Steering Committee meeting since the election of the new Town Council took place last night! RCE Tantramar is excited to serve as Secretariat for the Committee and be involved with the sustainable development of Sackville! These meetings will be open to the public in the fall, once logistics are established and … Continue reading Sustainable Sackville Steering Committee
Welcome to RCE Tantramar's website. The RCE is an independent research facility in the Tantramar region, with the Town of Sackville and Mount Allison University's Department of Geography & Environment among its primary partners. This website hosts a wealth of information that the RCE Tantramar team will continually be updating, providing resources on sustainability, sustainable … Continue reading Introduction