In the November 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador election, GreenPAC researched top environmental priorities, connected with leading groups on the ground, and published a blog on key environmental issues in the province.
We connected with researchers, community groups, key players, and local Environmental Non-Government Organizations (ENGOs) to identify the following priority issues:
- Scientific review of hydraulic fracturing
- Coastal and wetland conservation
- Sustainable fishing practices
- Provincial climate targets and GHG reduction strategy
Who We Worked With
We interviewed local organizations for a blog post on key environmental issues in the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election. We worked with:
The Western Environment Centre (https://wecnl.wordpress.com/): The Western Environment Centre (WEC) is a community-based volunteer organization that engages communities in environmental issues in a balanced, objective, and informed manner. WEC publishes a seasonal newsletter, runs a community garden and an electric bike share program, and hosts various events throughout the year.
Northeast Avalon ACAP (http://www.naacap.ca/): Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) strives to research and promote conservation action for the waterways and coastal environments of Northeast Avalon. They also work to educate and engage the community on the importance of water resources and conservation.
Newfoundland & Labrador Wildlife Federation (http://www.nlwf.ca/): The Newfoundland & Labrador Wildlife Federation (NLWF) is the oldest conservation organization in Newfoundland and Labrador that works to promote sustainable resource use, conduct wildlife research, and provide legislative recommendations to conserve species and their habitats.
Our blog featured conversations we had with each of these groups to identify environmental priorities for the next provincial government. An excerpt of our blog can be found below, and the full post can be found here.
Close on the heels of Canada’s federal election, Newfoundland and Labrador is headed to the polls again for their provincial election on Monday, November 30.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s dynamic environmental community has been hard at work to make sure that environmental issues are being given the attention they deserve. You can follow along on Twitter by keeping an eye on the hashtags #NLpoli, #NLvotes and #NLenviro.
We reached out to a number of groups to ask: what do you think should be the top environmental priorities for Newfoundland and Labrador’s next provincial government?