Earth Day Fair Registration

NLEN is happy to co-host the Suncor Fluvarium Earth Day Fair – Sunday April 22, 2018 12 noon – 4:30pm and we want your organization to be part of it!  

NEW: Register quickly online here: https://goo.gl/forms/EKrnzlktMIwu3JSU2

Each year hundreds of families come through the event, and leave with a better understanding of all the environmental initiatives that are taking place.   This year we’re featuring a Mend-It Café, encouraging people to fix their cloths instead of trashing it, try some up-cycling and help out with a quilting service project!

As usual the event is free to the public or by donation. Environmental Non-Profit Organizations are welcome to set up a booth; For-Profit organizations are charged a fee of $25-50 (depending on what they can afford to pay). Sales or collections of any kind are not permitted during the fair; organizations are welcome to collect names for follow up and are welcome to have free draws at their booth.

 Please see the questions below and let us know if you are participating.

The format will be similar to previous years with door prizes to be won (hopefully provided by some of your organizations) and a wide variety of Environmental Organizations represented sharing ideas for how to live gentler on the earth! The more hands-on activities the better and the more real data about why all of this is important would be great!

So … Are you in?? Here is what we need from you …

1)       Will you be attending (or not)? I need an organization name and as soon as possible and a contact name for further communications about the event.

2)       Do you have something you can donate as a giveaway to all or many participants at the door (something functional)?

3)       Do you have something that we can use as door prizes (something to help people take the next step)?

4)       Spread the Word! Join the Facebook Event! Share this information with other organizations or send me contact information that I can follow up with for other organizations that should have a booth!

The Mend-It Café was well received last year as a way to help participants keep good clothes out of the land fill, or at least think a little more about it! Imagine, volunteers with sewing machines and button attachment know-how and other such clothing repair skills sharing their machines and abilities with others – it was lovely!  We will be looking for volunteers with know-how around some basic clothing repair. If you know anyone who can help with: sewing, buttons, fixing zippers, hemming … please share! This year we will also be working as a community to build a quilt to be donated to the Veterans Pavilion.

A little more information about the fair:

– Depending on how many people join us, each booth will have between 3-6ft of table space (assuming that some organizations may have to share a banquet table).  If you have an organization that you would like to share a table with, do let me know!

– Have someone at your booth for the duration of the event; there is lots of time now to organize a shift or two.

– NLEN is hoping to have someone move around to offer relief to booths with only one volunteer available.

– Last year there were about 100 people through our doors … with that in mind let’s get the word out so we can double that this year!

Register quickly online here: https://goo.gl/forms/EKrnzlktMIwu3JSU2

Email fluvarium@yahoo.ca  or Call Denise at The Fluvarium if you have any questions (754-3474). We look forward to working with you to make this an amazing event!

 

Humber Natural History Society AGM

Posted on behalf of the Humber Natural History Society,

Annual General Meeting at 7 PM on December 5, 2017, in the Board Room of the Pollett Building (on Riverside Drive, Corner Brook).
Members are encouraged to attend and help plan next year’s activities. There will be a short presentation by Janice Flynn, Bay St. George Bird Society: “The application of Citizen Science in Bird Conservation”. This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting – reports on the year’s activities and finances, election of executive, next year’s activities. Please consider volunteering.

The format will consist of three parts:

1. A short presentation by Janice Flynn, Bay St. George Bird Society:
“ The application of Citizen Science in Bird Conservation”

2. Annual General Meeting – reports on the year’s activities and finances, election of executive, next year’s activities

3. Social – refreshments

Becoming an Urban Naturalist: A Walk Around Long Pond

Where: Long Pond, meet in the Fluvarium parking lot (5 Nagles Place, St. John’s) – look for the NatureNL banner
When: Saturday, November 25, 10 am – 12 pm

NatureNL and the NL Environmental Educators are teaming up for our next event! Whether you are an educator looking for ways to interpret nature to all audiences, a naturalist hoping to learn more about what can be seen in the late fall, or just someone who enjoys a nice stroll, we invite you to join us for a walk around Long Pond. We’ll play a few nature-based games, share our favourite nature facts and end with a snack.

Don’t forget: Binoculars (or you can borrow ours!) and your nature facts; This event is family and kid friendly!
This event will run rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

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/