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In this issue:
News & Updates
Upcoming Events
Take Action
Media
Jobs
Connect

News & Updates

EAC supports AMI approval, remains cautious
This week, Nova Scotia’s Utility and Review Board announced their decision to grant conditional approval of Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project. Read more...

Green Building Award
EAC and Solterre Design were presented with a Canada Green Building Award from Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine. Nine awards are handed out annually, recognizing projects across the country for excellence in sustainable design and construction. Read more...

Take Action

Speak up for charities' free speech rights:
In 2016, more than 20,000 people sent letters urging the federal government to end restrictions on charities’ free speech and their ability to work to improve the lives of people in Canada. Hundreds of organizations also participated in the consultation. The input was given to a government-appointed expert panel for their consideration. The expert panel submitted their final recommendations to the minister of national revenue in March 2017. Their report contained a clear call to action: Fix the broken system. But despite a promise to respond to the report, the federal government has done nothing to implement the expert panel’s recommendations. Tell the federal government to keep its promise to create a new law to protect Canadians’ right to be heard through the charities they support.

Upcoming Events

Making Tracks Cycling Leader Training - Monday, June 18, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Making Tracks, our safe cycling and cycling leadership training programming will take place in Amherst June 18. To sign up for an event or to book a new session contact Anika at 902-442-0209 or mt@ecologyaction.ca for more information.

Backlot Bash 2018 - June 16, 2018
It’s our fourth year now partnering with our Sustainability Allies Garrison Brewing Co who are hosting the Backlot Bash concert featuring recent Juno Award winners The Glorious Sons! Proceeds this year are going to support EAC’s Our Food Project which is working towards making healthier more sustainable food systems here in NS and beyond. Click here for concert details.

Musicians for Local Food - June 23, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Amherst)
The Fourth Annual Musicians for Local Food Fundraiser is coming up in Amherst. Proceeds from this event will go toward the Cost-share local food box program and the Amherst Food Bank. Learn more...

NO PIPE Rally - July 6, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us in Pictou, Nova Scotia for a No Pipe Rally in opposition to Northern Pulp’s outrageous plan to pump up to 90 million liters of toxic effluent a day into the Northumberland Strait - straight into the heart of a $2 Billion/year seafood industry and a way of life for hundreds of Maritime families. Join us as we stand with the fishermen and the people of Pictou County and say enough is enough. Read more...

Media

Groups push for cat bylaw in Halifax - CTV News, June 13, 2018

Nova Scotia Power gets OK for smart meters, proposes lower off peak rates - Canadian Business, June 12, 2018

Ottawa looking to protect the endangered porbeagle shark – ‘Canada’s shark’ - Global News, June 8, 2018

Halifax reno receives green building award - Chronicle Herald, June 6, 2018

Environmental groups unite to demand a zero-plastic waste future for Canada - Canadian Geographic, June 5, 2018

Province accepting applications for solar energy program - Halifax Today, June 5, 2018

Canadians ate 4.5 tonnes of unlabelled GM salmon without knowing it this past year - MacLeans, June 5, 2018

Online Resource Lets Canadians Compare Seafood Retailers For Sustainability - perishablenews.com, June 4, 2018

Artists put pedal to the palette at Halifax's Bike Again - Chronicle Herald, June 3, 2018

Car-free street parties in the Halifax region are financially out of reach for most because of policing rules - The Star, May 31, 2018

Poll indicates nearly half of Nova Scotians oppose fracking - Chronicle Herald, May 31, 2018

OPINION: Here’s how to be proactive on plastic waste - Chronicle Herald, May 31, 2018

Beer Seven brews to toast The Coast - The Coast, May 31, 2018

Jobs

Position: Sustainable Seafood Coordinator (Apply by Wednesday, June 20th, 4:00 p.m.)

Position: Marine Protection and Planning Coordinator (Apply by Monday, June 18th, 4:00 p.m.)

Canvasser, Membership Recruitment Team 
 

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