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RCEN e-Bulletin — 25 November 2009

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November 25th, 2009

RCEN establishes a Strong Partnership with the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity


On November 10th, the RCEN and the United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity signed a memorandum of understanding which will establish a collaborative framework between the two partners. This new partnership will promote greater awareness of the Convention on Biological Diversity amongst civil-society organizations in Canada and abroad. Read more...

Apply for Two Youth Eco-Internships until Nov. 27th!

The RCEN is pleased to offer two internship opportunities to Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 30. Through the YMCA/YWCA’s Youth Eco-Internship Program, we are seeking one Youth Caucus Intern and one Biodiversity Caucus Intern to support these growing caucuses.

For details related to these positions, go to http://www.cen-rce.org/eng/jobs.html. The deadline for applications has been extended to November 27th.

Sierra Club Welcomes New Executive Director

The Sierra Club of Canada (SCC) has announced the appointment of John Bennett to the position of Executive Director. From 1998-2006, Mr. Bennett spearheaded SCC's global warming campaign. The RCEN wishes him all the best in this new position. Read John Bennett’s extended profile.

This Week's Headlines

Call for Nominations

Join the RCEN Agriculture Caucus Steering Committee

Announcements

Navigable Waters Protection Act Regulatory Development

Trees By the Shore - Communities encouraged to Apply Now to New Planting Program

CBC Documentary: Can we get rich.... and save our planet too?

Action Alerts

Sierra Club of Canada – Sign-on to Letter Regarding the Darlington New Nuclear Plant’s Review Panel

12dec09.dk – Support the Planet First–People First Demonstration in Copenhagen

Les amis de la vallée du Saint-Laurent - Sign the petition to declare the river a national heritage site

Resources

Study Investigates Cancer-Environmental Connection in NB Communities

IISD - A Sustainable Development Roadmap for the WTO

Employment

The Pembina Institute - Environmental Policy Analyst

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition - Executive Director

For Climate’s Sake – Capacity Building Development Coordinator

Posted November 26, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — 12 November 2009

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November 12th, 2009

Youth Eco Internships at the RCEN

The RCEN is pleased to offer two internship opportunities to Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 30.

Through the YMCA/YWCA’s Youth Eco Internship Program, we are seeking one Youth Caucus Intern and one Biodiversity Caucus Intern to support these growing caucuses. Both positions will be based in Ottawa.

For details related to these positions, go to http://www.cen-rce.org/eng/jobs.html. The deadline for applications is November 20th, 2009.

A Snapshot of ENGO Biodiversity Activities in Canada

Read about some of the great biodiversity-related activities happening across the country!

From Newfoundland to the Yukon, environmental NGOs have sent us examples of their most innovative work related to the conservation, sustainable use, and awareness of biodiversity.
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Our Ottawa Office has moved!

Please note that the RCEN National Office has moved. Our mailing address is now:

39 McArthur Avenue, Level 1-1
Ottawa ON
K1L 8L7

Thank you for updating your lists.

This Week's Headlines

Call for Participation

EcoLogo Seeking Comments on Renewable Low-Impact Electricity Products Standard

Announcements

Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

New CEC study to provide roadmap for sustainable freight transportation

Delegate Selection – Bisphenol A Proposed Regulations Consultation

Action Alerts

Moms Against Climate Change - Take Three Minutes. Make Your Kids Proud

Resources

Global Forest Watch – New Reports on Tar Sands Impacts in Alberta

Book: PolisProject - Making the Most of the Water We Have

Environmental Leaders Reveal Their Best HR Practices

Events

WWF Canada - Are we giving up Ice for Oil?

Faith, Life and Technology: Symposium on Biotechnology

Employment

Canadian Council for International Co-operation - Administrative Assistant

Posted November 12, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — 28 October 2009

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October 28th, 2009

A Snapshot of ENGO Biodiversity Activities in Canada

Read about some of the wonderful biodiversity-related activities happening across the country!

From Newfoundland to the Yukon, environmental NGOs have sent us examples of their most innovative work related to the conservation, sustainable use, and awareness of biodiversity.

These submissions from RCEN members were gathered during our “Pan-Canadian Biodiversity Best Practices/Case Studies Contest”. Read More ...

The RCEN National Office is Moving!

Please note that our office will be moving on October 30th. We are pleased to be moving in with Oxfam Canada, in their LEED-certified building near the Rideau River, just east of downtown Ottawa. Our new mailing address is:

39 McArthur Avenue, Level 1-1
Ottawa ON K1L 8L7

All other contact information will remain the same. Thank you for updating your lists.

This Week's Headlines

Call for Delegates

Bisphenol A (CAS 80-05-7) Proposed Regulations Consultation

Announcements

Office of Consumer Affairs - Call for Submissions 2010-2011

Charting Adaptation to Climate Change Using Agrobiodiversity

Towards a World Summit on Sustainable Development 2012

Action Alerts

ForestEthics - Tell McGuinty: “Save the 'Bou!”

Sign CPAWS Pledge to “Make Forests Count!”

Employment

Pembina Institute - Communications Lead (Calgary)

CIELAP – Policy Research Assistant / Youth Engagement Coordinator

Posted October 29, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — 14 October 2009

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October 14th, 2009

Climate Action Resources from Now to December

This October, and until the Copenhagen climate negotiations in December, groups and individuals from around the globe will be urging leaders and citizens to support a strong, fair and binding international agreement. In Canada alone, a wealth of resources exist to help you “take climate action”:
  • 350 Actions: participate in one of over 150 actions taking place in cities and towns across Canada on October 24th! Find an event near you at http://www.350.org/action-list.
  • Climate Justice Tour: organized by Climate Action Network-Canada, this Tour with Oxfam Ambassador and Bollywood film star Rahul Bose will swing by Toronto and Vancouver from October 14 to 24. More
  • KYOTOplus Video: watch and circulate this short video encouraging people to get involved in the KYOTOplus campaign.
  • Tcktcktck Song: listen to and share this song by international artists. Listen here

Help Us Plan the 2010 Annual General Assembly

Following on the success of our Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Edmonton last June, volunteers and staff at the RCEN have already begun planning for next year’s AGA. The 2010 edition will be held in Montréal, QC under the theme of biodiversity.

The 2010 AGA Planning Committee is seeking individuals to participate in 4 sub-committees that will facilitate the planning process:
  • Logistics: venue, accommodation, transport, menu, translation, etc.
  • Greening the Event: ensuring that every aspect of the event is as ecologically responsible as possible.
  • Programming: agenda, speakers, workshops, field trips, etc.
  • Marketing & Finance: media, advertising, sponsorship, funding, etc.
If you are interested in joining any of these AGA sub-committees, please contact Joséphine Hénault at josephine [at] cen-rce [dot] org, or call 613-728-9810, ext. 221.

This Week's Headlines

Call for Submissions

Share Your Story for 2010 International Year for Biological Diversity

Call for Input

Answer a Short Survey on “Access and Benefit Sharing”

Announcements

Winners of the Pan-Canadian Biodiversity Best Practices/Case Studies Contest

UNEP Opens Nominations for Champions of the Earth 2010

Apply for the 2010 Echoing Green Fellowship

Resources

New Guide Helps Canadians to Buy High-Quality Carbon Offsets

UN-HABITAT Launches Global Report: Planning Sustainable Cities

Events

Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Corporate Accountability in Canada’s Extractive Industries Operating Abroad

Transport Futures 2009:  Road Pricing & Public Acceptance Workshops

Globe 2010: Canada’s Largest Event on the Business of the Environment

Employment

University of Ottawa - Environmental Law Program Coordinator

Posted October 14, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — September 30, 2009

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September 30th, 2009

Pre-Copenhagen Climate Actions

With the December United Nations Climate Negotiations fast approaching, groups around the world are working overtime to organize special events that will highlight the need for a bold and fair climate deal in Copenhagen.

350: On October 24th, local actions in more than 128 countries will be held to highlight the number 350 – “as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.” The 350 campaign is calling on people around the world to organize an action on October 24 incorporating the number 350 at an iconic place in their community. Images from around the world will be collected and delivered to the media and world leaders to show how unified the global climate movement really is. Learn more at http://www.350.org/

Power Shift: On October 23-26, over 1000 young people will converge on Ottawa to take a message of bold, comprehensive and immediate federal climate action to Parliament Hill. Power Shift will be two days of training, strategy and action and one mass lobby day to hold elected officials accountable for their part to solve the climate crisis, and to build a cohesive and effective youth climate movement. Participants will also take part in Climate Day: Fill the Hill on the 24th. Learn more at http://powershiftcanada.org/

Several of the largest environmental organizations in Canada and around the world are joining forces with these initiatives. Please visit their websites to learn more and to join them this October.

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This Week's Headlines

Call for Delegates

Call for Participation

Announcements

Action Alerts

Resources 

Events 

Employment 

Posted September 30, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — August 31, 2009

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August 31st, 2009

This fall, the RCEN invites members to get involved in one or more of its committees. Join one of the following committees and stay in touch with colleagues from across Canada: 2010 AGA Planning, Aboriginal, Awards, and Policy & By-laws. More information

Youth Caucus Elects Steering Committee

The RCEN's newly revived Youth Caucus has elected a group of dedicated individuals to lead the caucus over the next year. Steering Committee (SC) members will shape the caucus' mandate and activities, and will seek to engage more youth in the Network. View the list of SC members

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This Week's Headlines

Call for Delegates

ENGO Editor for Biodiversity Best Practices Handbook

Announcements

Support Your Organization with Youth Eco Internships

DFAIT launches Corporate Social Responsibility E-Bulletin

Action Alert

Stop the re-opening of the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill

Events

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Biennial Meeting

Nuclear Power in Society: Finding the Balance Conference

Employment

Falls Brook Centre – Program Manager

Nature Action Québec – Energy Efficiency Advisors

Posted September 1, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — August 19, 2009

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August 19th, 2009

Living History Tour concludes in St. John’s after Cross-country Odyssey

After three months of cycling, the self-propelled duo that embodied the RCEN Living History Tour reached St. John’s on August 15th! During their Canadian Odyssey, Dylan White and Garrett Reynolds interviewed over a dozen past and present members of the RCEN, thus recording an important part of the Canadian environmental movement’s history.

Congratulations to Dylan and Garrett, and thanks to everyone who welcomed, fed and/or housed them! View pictures of their journey at www.canadianodyssey.ca.

Over the next few months, we’ll be going through the video footage from the Tour to find the best stories, insights and experiences and then we’ll share them with you! Stay tuned…

ENGO Biodiversity Contest still Accepting Submissions
Calling all groups working on biodiversity! Increase your organization’s visibility and win $200. All you need to do is send a ½ page description of your biodiversity project. Participate now!

Stephen Hazell Leaving Sierra Club after 3 Years

Sierra Club Canada is saying goodbye to its Executive Director, Stephen Hazell, who will pursue other opportunities as of this fall. During his time as Executive Director, Stephen has advanced and maintained the Sierra Club’s reputation as one of the most influential environmental organizations in Canada.

This Week's Headlines

Call for Delegates

Industrial Emissions Requirements Sectoral Sub-Group Consultations

Announcements

Inaugural Experiences e-Newsletter from Parks Canada

Université Laval - Online Program in Forest Ecosystem Management

Resources

Funding Available through Rural Partnership’s Community Development Program

Events

Host Your Own Premier of “The Age of Stupid”

Ontario Land Trust Alliance 2009 Gathering

Employment

Sierra Club Canada – Executive Director

Greenpeace Canada - Volunteer Program Coordinator; and Bilingual Supporter Services Clerk

Rainforest Alliance - Forest Management Associate

Nature-Action Québec - Program Manager, Energy Efficiency

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment – Coordinator, Programs

Posted August 19, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — August 6, 2009

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August 6th 2009

Join the RCEN Youth Caucus Steering Committee

Youth between the ages of 18 and 30 have until next Monday, August 10th, to submit their nominations to participate in the Youth Caucus' Steering Committee. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2009 by Anonymous

RCEN e-Bulletin — July 8, 2009

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July 8th, 2009

Announcing the Pan-Canadian Biodiversity Best Practices/Case Studies Contest!

In advance of the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, the RCEN is launching a “Best Practices/Case Studies Contest” to gather innovative and effective examples of environmental NGOs’ work related to the conservation, sustainable use, and awareness of biodiversity. Read more »

Posted July 9, 2009 by Anonymous

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