Tantramar Climate Change Week set for Feb. 1-7

23 01 2015
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SACKVILLE • Anumber of activities are planned for the third annual Tantramar Climate Change Week, which is set for Feb. 1-7.   “I’m especially excited about the lineup of events this year,” Amanda Marlin executive director of EOS Eco-Energy and chairwoman of the Climate Change Week organizing committee, said in a news release. “We have something for everyone and for all ages.”   Climate Change Week is an opportunity for local residents to learn more about climate change and energy issues to take action and to celebrate solutions   Some of the highlights during Climate Change Week 2015 include a session on Feb.2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.at the Sackville Legion called“Community Re-visioning for Lorne St.,” where the public is invited to join landscape architect Jim Scott to learn how other communities are preparing for flooding. Participants will help come up with creative options for the future of flood-prone Lorne Street in Sackville. Children and youths are also invited for this hands-on activity, which will use the town’s land-use maps.   On Feb. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sackville Town Hall, the Sackville Emergency Measures Organization will be hosting an evening about preparing for flooding in Tantramar. The public is invited to learn more about the area’s dykes, Sackville’s emergency plan and how to prepare for flood events at home   On Feb. 4, Divest MTA will be hosting an evening about green investing and airing the documentary Do the Math about divesting from oil, in the Mount Allison University Library Theatre at 7 p.m.   The Tantramar Family Resource Centre is organizing an afternoon of eco-friendly crafts on Feb. 5 at the Sack-ville Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.   That same day, EOS will be hosting a climate change story time and activities at the Dorchester Library from 3 to 4 p.m.   On Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Tantramar Alliance Against Hydro-Fracking will be hosting an evening with Green Party leader David Coon at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Sackville.   The week wraps up on Saturday, Feb 7, with a talk about living off the grid with Wendy Keats and Jim Brown, off-grid pioneers from southeastern New Brunswick. The talk takes place at the Dorchester Veterans Community Centre (formerly St. Ed’s Hall) from 1 to 4 p.m.   Throughout the week, EOS Eco-Energy is organizing hands-on activities about renewable energy in local schools including in Port Elgin and Memramcook.   Residents are encouraged to visit eosecoenergy.com/en/tccw2015   to download and submit a climate action pledge sheet for a chance to win a 72-hour emergency kit and energy-efficiency prizes. The deadline to enter is Feb. 7.   All events are free to attend.

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