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RCEN Weekly E-Bulletin - March 24, 2005

Contents

  1. Announcements
    1. Nomination of ENGO at the COP-1 to the Stockholm Convention on POPs
  2. Resources
    1. National Environmental Treasure - Spring 2005 Newsletter
  3. Action Alerts
    1. C-27 Fax your MP Tool now available
  4. Upcoming Events
    1. Third North American Symposium on Assessing the Environmental Effects of Trade

1. Announcements

i. Nomination of ENGO at the COP-1 to the Stockholm Convention on POPs

The Canadian Environmental Network (CEN) has nominated Fe de Leon of CELA as the ENGO representative to attend the First Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Stockholm Convention on POPs, to be held from May 2-6, 2005 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Additional information can be found on the UNEP web site: http://www.pops.int or visit CEN's following web page: http://www.cen-rce.org/eng/consultations/delegate_calls/05_3_pop.html

2. Resources

i. National Environmental Treasure Spring 2005 Newsletter

The National Environmental Treasure is a people's trust fund devoted to the exclusive funding of Canadian environmental organizations, to increase their core capacity in critical areas such as environmental education, public communications, research and key operations. They are particularly interested in supporting the under-funded smaller and medium-sized organizations, working in local communities and regions. Their goal is to build a 30 million dollar public charitable foundation for the environment.

To view the NET's Spring 2005 newsletter, please visit the following web page: http://www.oursafetynet.org/documents/NET_newsletter_1.pdf

For more information, please visit the NET's website: www.oursafetynet.org

3. Action Alerts

i. C-27 Fax your MP Tool now available

The new Fax your MP tool is now available on Beyond Factory Farming's website, to encourage individuals to contact their MP to vote No to Bill C-27.

The tool includes a written letter template, which the user can modify according to their views. Based on the country and postal code provided, the program automatically sends the message to the appropriate regional MP.

To e-mail or fax your regional MP, please visit Beyond Factory Farming's web site: www.beyondfactoryfarming.org

For more information, please contact Cathy Holtslander , Project Organizer, Beyond Factory Farming, phone: (306) 955-6454 or toll free at 1-877-955-6454.

4. Upcoming Events

i. Third North American Symposium on Assessing the Environmental Effects of Trade

From 30 November to 1 December 2005, the third North American Symposium on Assessing the Environmental Effects of Trade will focus on the impact of investment and economic growth on the environment.

For more information, please visit the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation web site at: www.cec.org/symposium

This publication includes information updates on network-related news and activities of national importance. We encourage you to make your own important contributions to this bulletin. Submissions should be written in English or French, be issue-specific, include contact information, and have a body content less than 50 words in length. Send your feedback and submissions to: bulletin [at] cen-rce [dot] org .

For more information about the activities and issues of the Canadian Environmental Network's (CEN) national caucuses, visit the CEN Web site. If you represent a CEN member group and would like to join a national caucus, please contact Manon Crôteau (manon [at] cen-rce [dot] org). Organizational membership can be initiated or renewed by contacting your provincial and territorial affiliate network.

Posted March 24, 2005 by russ

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