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/

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