Sunday, June 05, 2011

Fredericton Environment Week

The following is a list of events happening in Fredericton throughout Environment Week, borrowed from the  Green Matters website. I recommend everyone participate! 

Sunday, June 5

On June 5th, at 1:00 pm NB Community Harvest Gardens will officially open its first community garden in Fredericton. Our allotment garden will include 77 individual plots, 5 group plots and an enabled garden.

The parishioners of St. Mary’s' Anglican Church are inviting the members of the newly formed community garden group NBCHG to share a pot luck luncheon with them on Sunday June 5th at 11:30. Immediately after the shared meal, we will proceed with the blessing of the garden, administered by Rev. Ian Wetmore. At that time, we will be recognizing the support and generosity of our many sponsors including TD Friends of the Environment, Wal-Mart Evergreen Fund, Environmental Trust Fund, United Way, City of Fredericton and the Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport.

As well, we will be acknowledging our community partners whose members will be gardening with us this summer including the Boys and Girls Club in Devon, Ability NB, the Deafblind Association, Canadian Mental Health Reach Activity Center and the Multi-Cultural Association of Fredericton. Many volunteer hours have gone into the creation of this organic community garden and the long list of sponsors and partners truly speaks to the efforts undertaken to create a truly accessible, inclusive and sustainable community garden space in Fredericton.

Tuesday, June 7

It’s Easy Being Green Story time

Tuesday, June 7th at 10:30 am at the Fredericton Public Library

Children six and under are invited to the Fredericton Public Library for an eco-friendly story time. Celebrate Canadian Environment Week through stories, songs, puppets and crafts. Children will also paint a mural in the library showing what they love best about our forests! Please call us at 460-2806 to register.

Plant Swap

Tuesday June 7 at 5pm

Tis the season for having too many of some plants and not enough of others. Not to worry, join us for a plant swap and we’ll all walk away with great variety! Bring all of the plants you wish to trade to CCNB Action on Tuesday, June 7th, beginning at 5pm and swap till ya drop ;)

No plants? Bring cash, I’m sure a great deal can be arranged. Contact Leah at 458-8747 with any questions you might have.

Wednesday, June 8 - Clean Air Day

Green Commuter Fair

Wednesday, June 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at City Hall

Come and get some information on active and alternative transportation in Fredericton. The Radical Edge will be on hand doing bike tune-ups, and SNC Lavalin, in charge of the Princess Margaret Bridge repairs, will be there with information and giveaways.

Join the NB Lung Association who will be on hand with information on the National Commuter Challenge, and other community groups involved with the promotion of safe, healthy, and alternative commuiting in the City.

Thursday, June 9

Please join Mayor Brad Woodside and the Green Matters Team, as we announce the next step in Fredericton’s Environmental Journey: Green Matters Certified.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., on the Centre Mezzanine, Fredericton Convention Centre.

A new program is part of the Green Matters portfolio, which includes the Green Shops program for businesses. Green Matters Certified is a program for Fredericton’s non-commercial sector, including: schools, colleges and universities; faith-based institutions; not-for-profit and community organizations; government, government agencies, crown corporations and large institutions; and, festivals, events and conferences.

Green Matters Certified picks up where Green Shops leaves off. With community support, this program has the potential to change the face of Fredericton and continue to push forward with renewed environmental stewardship, commitment and action. Creating a liveable and sustainable Fredericton is a journey. How can you come along?

RSVP to, or call 460-2777.

Saturday, June 11 - World Environment Day

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