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October 12, 2019, by Patrick Donovan

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) research project RAVEN (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) is asking all UNB alumni and everyone affiliated with UNB to join Fossil-Free UNB: […]

They came in waves – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #18

October 11, 2019, by Jael Duarte

October 11, 2030 (Fredericton, New Brunswick) Dear friends, The 2020s were years of unexpected demographic change in New Brunswick. Young people stopp ...

Hundreds in Fredericton kick off the global week of climate action

September 21, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

Hundreds of people in Fredericton gathered on Sept. 20 for the first events in the global week of climate action. Mobilizations were organized also in ...

Continuing the slow decline, but that’s okay – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #16

September 20, 2019, by Cheryl Johnson

September 20, 2049 (Barnesville, New Brunswick) Dear friends and neighbours, New Brunswick has long been referred to as a ‘have-not’ province. In ...

  • Divesting UNB from fossil fuels: a brief history
    August 13, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    As the effects of climate change become more dramatic, the need for policy changes becomes urgent. Many organizations are under pressure to stop investing in fossil fuels, a process called […]

  • Port Elgin implements climate crisis resiliency plans
    August 12, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    Situated on New Brunswick’s Northumberland Strait, Port Elgin is particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis. Coastal erosion and flooding have devastated the rural community. Storm surges and […]

  • Clarion call: Language, the climate crisis, and the Green New Deal
    July 31, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    When it comes to the world’s changing climate, we are inundated with buzz words. Climate change. Climate crisis. Climate emergency. Climate catastrophe. Global heating. Global warming. Rising temperatures. The greenhouse […]

  • Rural social justice motivates Bonavista’s mayor
    July 1, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    “I remember the silence at the kitchen table” said John Norman, the mayor of Bonavista, Newfoundland, describing the cod fishery closure in 1992. In Grade Two at the time, he […]

  • Call for letters from New Brunswick’s future
    June 9, 2019, by Daniel Tubb and Abram Lutes

    Climate change is scary; it is an emergency. We want to change the narrative, and we want your ideas, your stories, and your hope from the future. First, a preamble. […]

  • Radical love: Great trees of New Brunswick
    May 23, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    More than 80 percent of New Brunswick’s land is forest. Many environmental activists are challenging corporate control of forestry and the view that the natural world is a commodity for […]

  • Workers strike in Belledune over safety position
    May 15, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    Almost 300 workers, members of local 7085 of the United Steelworkers (USW), at the Belledune lead and zinc smelter in northern New Brunswick, have been on strike since April 24 […]

  • Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike
    May 11, 2019, by Corey Robichaud, Norm Knight and Susan O'Donnell

    Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate […]

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]