NLEN E-Update: May 16, 2011

Upcoming Events

May 5-21, 2011 10:00 AM
Explore Canada’s Amazing Aquatic Places!
Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s

May 15-June 15, 2011
Take Pride Take Action Spring Clean-Up
St. John’s

May 16, 2011 7:00 PM
Corner Brook Backyard Compost Program
Pepsi Center, Meeting Room 1, Corner Brook

May 17, 2011 7:30 PM
How to say ‘Toilet’ in Fourteen Languages
Grenfell Campus, MUN LC301, Corner Brook

May 18, 2011 6:30 PM
Gardening Workshop at MUN Botanical Garden: Gardening For Wildlife – The Basics
MUN Botanical Gardens, St. John’s

May 19, 2011 7:30 PM
Extraordinary Birds from the Winter of 2010/2011 in Newfoundland: The Most Exciting Winter Ever?
MUN Botanical Gardens, Mt. Scio Road, St. John’s

May 21-22, 2011 1:30 PM
“May Flowers” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium!
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

May 25, 2011 9:00 PM Webinar: “Green Craft-Making”

May 26, 2011 12:30 PM
Coastal Matters speaker’s series: Storage / Demand Analysis for Blue Gulch Watershed – A Case Study
Lecture Theatre at College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook

May 28-29, 2011
Nature Conservancy of Canada annual birding weekend in the Codroy Valley
Wetlands Building, Upper Ferry

May 28-29, 2011
Spring Flower Show at the Botanical Garden
MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s

May 29, 2011
Signs of Spring Family Program
MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s

May 30, 2011 9:00 PM Webinar: “Greening Education with Courage and Compassion”

June 1, 2011 10:30 am
Arbor Day
Bowring Park, St. John’s

June 1, 2011 11:00 am
Arbor Day
Confederation Hill, St. John’s

June 3-5, 2011
Striking a Balance: Growth and Watershed Protection on the Avalon Peninsula
Circle Square Ranch Manuels

June 4, 2011
11th East Coast Trail Tely Hike
Kinsmen Centre, Torbay

June 8-11, 2011
Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) 2011 National Conference
University of Regina, Regina, SK

June 11, 2011 10:00 am
World Oceans Day 2011 Free Family Event
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John’s, NL

June 16, 2011
10th Annual Seniors’ Day at MUN Botanical Garden
MUN Botanical Gardens, St. John’s, NL

July 4-8, 2011
Kids @ MUN: Enviro-Kids Summer Camp is back! (ages 5-8)
St. John’s, NL

August 8-12, 2011
Kids @ MUN: Enviro-Kids Summer Camp is back! — Eco-Island (ages 9-12)
St. John’s, NL

August 22-26, 2011
EcoCity World Summit 2011
Montreal, QC

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

Connect: Individuals with environmental sensitivities

Employment: Community Garden Outreach Coordinator (Deadline: May 26)

Employment: GREEN TEAM POSITIONS (8 weeks) – Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador (Deadline: Ongoing)


Fundraising Campaign: East Coast Trail “Tely Hike” and Team Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising Campaign: Children’s Wish Foundation & Ever Green Recycling Greenest Office Challenge 2011

Seeking partners to help GREEN upcoming international conference

Contest: YEA! digital photography contest (Deadline for submissions: May 31)

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

Newsletter: Western Environment Centre (Spring, 2011)

Newsletter: Omphalina  (Mushroom Foray NL, May 7, 2011)

Radio: The Bones of the Earth (CBC Radio’s Ideas programme features Gros Morne National Park, Monday May 16, 9:30 pm)

Webpage: Thinking of starting a non-profit of a charity? (Community Sector Council NL)

Committee Proceedings: Follow-up to the Fall 2010 Report from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development  (The Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources)

News Review  (May 9 – 16)

Provincial Government news releases:
Grade 5 Students Encouraged to Participate in National Forest Week Contest
Tenders Called for Oil Tank Pre-Inspections in Inuit Communities
Chair of Western Waste Management Committee Appointed
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Public Advisory: Changed Telephone Numbers for Reporting Problem Wildlife Encounters
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival 

News releases from NL opposition parties:
Nalcor’s paper profit to come from pockets of Newfoundland ratepayers (NL Liberals)

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
From Ecuador to Labrador (
Offshore Labrador oil exploration opportunity (CBC-NL)
A chilling climb (The Telegram)
Transforming the hunt (The Telegram)
Trouting season to open Sunday (The Telegram)
Pippy Park third in great public place contest (The Telegram)
Shipyard cleanup done, human toll continues  (The Telegram)

CBC NL Podcasts:

Labrador Morning Show:
May 13, 2011 – Lower Churchill Hearings – Closing Remarks -Grand River Keeper
May 12, 2011 – Extend route 138 to Blanc Sablon? Reaction in Blanc Sablon
May 11, 2011 – International Migratory Bird Day – Birdwatchers in Labrador City
May 11, 2011 – Lower Churchill Hearings – Final Remarks – Natuashish
May 10, 2011 – Lower churchill Hearings – Final Remarks – Mina-Campbell- Hibbs

West Coast Morning Show:
May12/11:/Arctic Summit
May11/11;/ Peter Fenwick_ Waste Management

Central Morning Show:
The Morning Show Podcast for May 11, 2011: Today we talk to a town councillor in Elliston who explains the history behind a big problem with the town’s water supply.

 Radio Noon:
Aubrey Goulding is the owner/operator and principal bee keeper at Paradise Farms
Radio Noon Crosstalk – Thursday May12: Today on the show, we’re taking your questions about the MMSB. And the man at the helm is here in studio to take those questions. Leigh Puddester is the Chair and CEO of the MMSB.
Monday May 9 – Radio Noon Crosstalk: Our guest on the program is Mike McGrath, a senior biologist with the provincial government’s wildlife division. (Environment and Conservation) He can answer your questions about coyote behaviour and range.

 On the Go:
Mark Murdock and Brandy Ford – Team “IDEK” : We’re interviewing a couple of winners today. Actually, 2 students from a winning team. Team “IDEK” from Elwood High School in Deer Lake will represent our province at the international Canon Enviro-thon in Sackville this summer
MMSB CEO Leigh Puddister : Our stockpile of used tires is going up in smoke. That’s the plan anyway. About 2 million used tires from this province will be sent to Quebec, where they’ll be burnt for fuel
Monday May 09, 2011: Guest host Maggie Gillis speaks with the mayor of Witless Bay, Derm Moran, about the opposition to a subdivision proposed for the Ragged Beach area.