Fredericton This week – TREEvia & Boost Your Eco!

10 03 2015

TREEvia!

What bird in our forest sings a song that sounds like “Hey, free beer?” What tree’s tea was used to treat scurvy? What company controls most of our public forest? Save your answers for TREEvia, a special night of fundraising for the Conservation Council on Wednesday, March 11!

Round up a team and enjoy a night of tree-themed trivia, laughs, and specials on drinks and wings at Dolan’s Pub. Registration is $10 per participant. Sign up your team (max. 6 players/team) by contacting Tracy at forest@conservationcouncil.ca or 506-458-8747. All proceeds support the Conservation Council.

Prizes will be given to the TREEvia winners and for best team spirit. And remember to get creative with your TREEvia team name and costume!

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Boost Your Eco

The Conservation Council is happy to support the 2015 Boost Your Eco Film Festival by the STU Students for Sustainability. Check out this week’s line-up of films!

Tuesday, March 10: Community Solutions
Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103 – 7:00 pm

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 2004 – 53 min.
This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during “The Special Period” (after the fall of the Soviet Union). Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.  Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.

Origins, 2014 – 102 min.
This is a movie about how we have left the natural connection to the planet. The movie investigates how this has happened, the incredible amounts of pollutants that we are exposed to, even as a fetus, and the technology that can help resolve these challenges over time. It is an important case that is made for using renewable energy.

Wednesday, March 11: Tar Sands
James Dunn Hall, Room G1 – 4:00 pm

Nowhere Else to Go, 2014 – 30 min.
This film follows the chronology of the protest from its early days in the summer of 2013 up to the violent clash between protesters and police in October. The story is one of many examples of emerging anti-resource extraction movements across the globe.

Speaker: Ron Tremblay, Maliseet Elder from Tobique First Nation

To the Tar Sands, 2006 – 60 min.
To The Tar Sands follows a group of nineteen young environmentalists cycle over 1,300 kilometers across Alberta to witness the impacts of Alberta’s tar sands boom firsthand. They talk to farmers, moms and dads, an urban planner, oil industry workers, the chief of a First Nations community and others asking “How has the tar sands boom affected you?”

Thursday, March 12: Activism
Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103 – 7:00 pm

Taking the Future Into Account, 2014 – 30 min.
this film looks at the significance of human behavior – how our society reinforces unsustainable behavior and what we can do to encourage other ways to being

The Age of Stupid, 2009 – 89 min.
A documentary-drama-animation-hybrid based in 2055 about climate change, and how it has ravaged the world. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving all of humanity’s achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. Pulling together clips of archive news and documentary from 1950-2008 to build a message showing what went wrong and why, Pete’s exploration surfaces compelling footage and complex issues facing us in our world today. He asks: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

Supported by Cinema Politica Fredericton and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Contact: stusustainability@gmail.com.

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10 03 2015
Clarence Dolan

Got a C-51 Demo happening in SJ this Sat. if you can help publicize it would be appreciated Thanks

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-events/saint-john/national-day-of-action-against-bill-c-51/1056215313?siteLocale=en_CA

Clarence Dolan

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:16:25 +0000 To: dolancw@hotmail.com

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