Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale

Posted on behalf of Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice

Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm;
Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road

Come purchase your Christmas Gifts and help impoverished peoples at the same time! A Ten Thousand Villages Sale sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice and Development and Peace will be held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm; on Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. This Sale features beautifully handcrafted home gift items helps poor people in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America to earn a just wage and thus supply the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter and education for their families.

PEOPLE 2017

Posted on behalf of NRPOP Lab, Memorial University.
Oct 16-17, 2017
The Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL

We are happy to invite you to join us for a symposium on Persistent and Emerging Organic PoLlution in cold and coastal Environments (PEOPLE 2017), which will take place in St. John’s, NL, Canada, on October 16-17, 2017. You will be immersed not only in thought-provoking sessions but the breathtaking oceanscape in the oldest city in North America.

Many persistent and emerging pollutants, such as petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides, disinfection by products, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, chemical surfactants, organic nanoparticles, microplastics, are toxic, bio-accumulative, non-regulated and currently not included in regulatory guidelines. Understanding their fate, behavior, environmental and health impacts in cold and coastal environments and developing pollution prevention, control and remediation technologies are essential for evidence-based policy/decision making and sustainable development. This symposium will be the first event of the PEOPLE Network events in order to help address the knowledge and technical gaps, and bring direct benefits to academia, government and industry, as well as communities and especially indigenous people in terms of R&D, policy making, technology transfer, education and training, and public engagement.

The event focuses on, but not limited to, the persistent and emerging organic pollution with topics in the following aspects:

Pollutant fate and behavior (eps. in aquatic and soil environments)
Pollution monitoring and sample analysis
Source reduction and pollution prevention
Water safety and water/wastewater treatment
Enhanced and new remediation technologies
Environmental nanotechnology and biotechnology
Vulnerability analysis and exposure/risk assessment
Pollution modeling, system optimization, and decision making
Environmental emergency response
Toxicological and ecological effects
Health and community impact assessment
Socio-economic effect analysis
Community engagement (eps. indigenous communities in northern and coastal regions)
Education and training for students, professional and communities

For more information and to Register: http://www.engr.mun.ca/NRPOP/Web/index.php/people2017/

WIDENING OUR VISION in Spirituality, Sustainability and Earth Justice, Public Lecture

Posted on behalf of the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice

The emergence of ecological worldviews and other fresh insights promoting ecological democracy and earth justice are signaling that another world is possible. Awakening our sense of wonder is central to this shift in consciousness.

FREE Public Lecture

Monday, October 2, 20177:00pm
Where: The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.
Presenter: Heather Eaton, PhD

Sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice
For further information phone 722-0082

An Ecumenical Walk to celebrate the Season of Creation

Posted on behalf of the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice

An Ecumenical Walk to celebrate the Season of Creation (September 1-October 4)
When: Sunday, September 10, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: In front of the Basilica, pausing for a brief reflection  in front of Gower St. United Church and the Anglican Cathedral and concluding at Waterfront Park.

Sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice
For further information phone 722-0082

FOG’s Fall Plant Sale

September is a great time to add colour and fill spaces in your garden with plants propagated by the Friends of MUN Botanical Garden (FOG).  FOG’s Fall Plant Sale offers gardeners a “ready-to-plant” selection of perennials, ferns, evergreens, flowering shrubs, heathers, heaths, rhododendrons and trees.  Our highlight this season is a variety of unique, one-of-a-kind yellow, pink, white and red berried Himalayan dogberries.
All are welcome to attend the plant sale on Saturday Sept 9th, 10am to noon.  The sale will take place in the outdoor nursery area directly opposite MUN Botanical Garden’s main gates on Mt Scio Road St. John’s, and will be go ahead rain or shine!

Job Opportunity: Environmental Interpreter

Environmental Education Commission is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic environmental interpreter to help teach their school programs at the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre.

The job will usually be two days per week (including overnight midweek) from mid September until late November 2017 and will include teaching and supervision of school children (and much more) in a wilderness setting. The ideal person will have previously taught groups of children, have extensive outdoor experience, be a role model of environmentally responsibility, be a storyteller, a good team worker and have the ability to be adaptable as the need arises. Knowledge of Newfoundland ecology, flora and fauna is an asset. New and substitute teachers are encouraged to apply, as are those with experience as environmental interpreters. Current first-aid certificate and a police record check with vulnerable sector check are essential.

Pay will be about $15 an hour with, usually, 24 hours paid work per week. Meals will be provided. Own transport to the Centre is required, but carpooling may be possible.
Send applications to helenspencer@nlesd.ca by Thursday September 7, 2017, please include contact information for 3 references.

Johnson GEOCENTRE

Year: Founded 2002
Status: Incorporated Not for Profit and Registered Charity

The Johnson GEO CENTRE is a geological interpretation centre located on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is a not-for-profit organization, and a registered charity.  The GEO CENTRE’s mission is to educate and inform the public on the importance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s geology, and to foster curiosity in science and the world around them.

Open since 2002, the GEO CENTRE houses exhibit galleries related to our planet and our provincial geology, oil and gas exploration, natural resources, space exploration, and the Titanic disaster. Features also include an educational area for children aged 7 and under, periodic hosting of travelling exhibits, a gift shop, and a seasonal café. The building offers interpretation through public presentations, and hands-on curriculum-based programming for school groups.

Geographical Scope of Mission: International

Region in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Avalon, NE Avalon

Mailing & Street Address:
175 Signal Hill Road
St. John’s, NL
A1A 1B2

Telephone Numbers:     709-737-7880 & 709-737-7888
Fax Number:                    709-737-7885
Email:                                 info@geocentre.ca
Website:                             https://www.geocentre.ca/
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Benefits of Brown Bats & Building Bat Homes

(The following was scripted by Humber Natural History Society)

Bats are often misunderstood creatures. While many people are afraid of bats they are not only interesting but can be an actual benefit to your back yard. Come learn more about these fascinating little creatures and take our batty true or false challenge.

Our talk will focus on the little brown bat and the efforts in our province to study and protect them. We will learn why to put up a bat house and how to build one.
Includes some batty games and crafts! A nutrition break will be provided.

Join us August 3 from 1:30-4:30 at the Corner Brook Museum at 2 West Street.
Age range for this event is 5 and up.

Pre-registration is required. A $5 registration fee applies.
To register phone 1-709-634-2518 or e-mail info@cornerbrookmuseum.ca