NBEN AGM/Sackville Environmental NGO Weekend

Vibrant Communities in Dynamic Environments

October 13 – 14, 2012

In 2012 the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN) partnered with a number of environmental groups based out of Sackville, New Brunswick (including RCE Tantramar) to put on a weekend-long Annual General Assembly.  The October weekend focused on how to build vibrant communities with strong environmental foundations.

Participants had the opportunity to attend presentations, listen to a panel, and be guided on tours facilitated by:

  • Roland Chiasson, Cape Jourimain Nature Centre &  Andrew Macfarlane, Chignecto Naturalists Club
  • Emily Phillips, RCE Tantramar
  • Mount Allison University
  • Susan Machum, professor of Sociology at St Thomas University and Canada Research Chair in Rural Social Justice
  • Jamie Steel, Director of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
  • EOS Solar Hot Water Campaign, 2011; Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter; & Emma Hebb, Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter
  • Stephanie Merrill, Conservation Council of NB; Mary Ann Coleman, NBEN & Alec Boudreau, Samuel de Champlain Green Team
  • Rémi Donelle, Transition Towns Cocagne & Michel Desjardins, Post Carbon Greater Moncton
  • Margaret Tusz-King, Aboriginal Rights Coalition Atlantic; Chief Hugh Akagi, Chief of the Passamaquoddy First Nation in Canada; and Matthew Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper
  • Sackville Community Gardeners and Daimen Hardie, Community Forests International
  • Dr. David Lieske, professor of Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University
  • Atlantic Wildlife Institute Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  • Open Sky Co-operative
  • Youth Environmental Action Network

Local entertainment  was another highlight of the event, featuring Michael Dugay & Steve Halley of Banded Stilts.

NBEN AGA 2012 Poster

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