Yukon Environmental Network Bulletin –November 21, 2008

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The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Alliance of Natural History Museums and Students on Ice is excited to present Polar Perspectives 2008 – a national series of public lectures and youth forums in recognition of International Polar Year. Please join us on Sunday November 30th, for a free lecture open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 for viewing of information displays. Our keynote speaker will be Karsten Heuer

The student forum takes place on Monday December 1st from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This full day educational forum is geared towards grades 9-12 and centers on a highly interactive, participatory-based format. Students will have a unique opportunity to learn about the Arctic ecosystem, northern issues, IPY, climate change, Antarctica and much more. We still have room for approximately 25 students - please contact us if you’re interested! Stacie Zaychuk, A/ Manager, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, (867) 667-3516

www.beringia.com .

The Yukon Science Institute would like to know how they are doing. By filling out the survey, you can help them design our speaker series to better meet the interests of you, their members. Please email Lori Schroeder at the Yukon Science Institute for a copy of the survey as I can not attach it to this message. lschroeder@klondiker.com

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Dinner & Discussion Nights have resumed! Join us Thursday December 6th for a Free Dinner and Discussion about Free Entry Mining. The free entry system of granting mineral tenure was developed back in the Gold Rush days of the 1850s. The underlying philosophy of this frontier mentality was that mining was the best use of Crown land. Public attitudes and mining technologies have changed, yet the archaic law remains. CPAWS-Yukon is working together with the Yukon Conservation Society to raise awareness about the challenges of the free entry system, stimulate discussion and determine if there is appetite to see a better system put into place for the Yukon. Bring your ideas and the food is free! We hope to see you at the CPAWS-Yukon office, 506 Steele St. 5:30 pm. Please let us know if you plan to attend. ph: 867-393-8080, x.1 or visit www.cpawsyukon.org

A new food event will happening every Monday this winter at the Fireweed Kitchen in Shipyard Park. Called the Whole Foods Cafe, It will feature good wholesome cooking suitable for vegetarians and those on a gluten-free diet. Every week will feature a new and interesting dish, and effort will be made to use the best quality ingredients available: local and organic preferred. Also, it is my desire that this sort of food be affordable to most people, thus I will strive to keep prices reasonable. Hours are currently 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but I am flexible and open to the needs of customers. if enough people want breakfasts, that can also be arranged. Best wishes, Andrew Buchan.

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Make 2008 a Carbon-friendly birding Year! Join “Bigby“for a year of carbon-neutral birding, where you only count those species seen within walking or cycling distance of your home or principle place of work. This is a low-key, friendly birding competition for these days of carbon emissions and climate change. For more information, go to: http://www.sparroworks.ca/bigby.html. Send your carbon-friendly birding ideas to yukonbirdclub@gmail.com and we'll share them with the world! To follow the adventures of Bird Year Yukon Enviro-birders, Malcolm Boothroyd and family go to: http://www.birdyear.blogspot.com/

Volunteers: The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) turns forty! 40 years of YCS: 1968 – 2008. In 2008, YCS is celebrating 40 years of YCS achievements in environmental education, research and advocacy work; 40 years of volunteerism, hard work, and dedicated efforts in Yukon conservation and stewardship. Calling all YCSers!! YCS is seeking your help with “institutional memory” recall and your help in celebrating this special YCS anniversary! When: March 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008. GET INVOLVED: Join the 40th Celebration team or lend a helping hand by calling Georgia at YCS: 668-5678 or email: ycs@ycs.yk.ca see attached e-mail for more information.

.Environmental Careers Organization (ECO). ECO Canada was established in 1992 as part of Canada's sector council initiative. With a solid reputation in the field of human resource management, ECO Canada's services reach all participants of the environmental sector including employers, practitioners, educators, and students. The ECO Job Board Canada’s largest environmental job board helps you find current environmental job opportunities in wildlife conservation, policy, earth sciences, geology, energy, government, environmental engineering, waste water treatment, and more! How the ECO Job Board benefits you: Search for environmental jobs posted by Canada’s leading environmental employers including AMEC, Golder Associates, DESSAU, Rescan, and more! Submit your resume to ECO’s resume database and expose your skills to hundreds of employers who are short-listing candidates everyday to fill Canada’s top environmental jobs. http://www.eco.ca/portal/jobSeeker_viewJobs.aspx

Current RCEN e-bulletin employment postings: http://www.cen-rce.org/ebulletin/employment.html.

Jobs: Students interested in jobs in the environment sector. Check out www.goodworkcanada.ca , www.charityvillage.com and www.eco.ca.

WorkCabin.ca is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy. WorkCabin was established in 2007 as a way to help Canadians find green work opportunities. It has quickly become the source for employment and volunteer opportunities in all fields concerning the environment. For job postings go to http://www.workcabin.ca/job-postings.htm. For more information, visit www.WorkCabin.ca. WorkCabin.ca is 100% Canadian owned and operated and is located in Simcoe, Ontario.

GoodWorkCanada.ca: “More than just jobs, GoodWork is the place to get connected to environmentally and socially responsible projects, organizations and companies in Canada”. http://www.planetfriendly.net/goodwork.html (A)

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Government of Yukon News Release - Proposed Wildlife Act Regulation Amendments out For Public Review. Please see http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/2008/08-287.html for more information.

Government of Yukon News Release - Wildlife Inventory Work Helps Climate Change Response. Please see http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/2008/08-280.html for more information.

Conservation group Nature Canada has launched a Web site called VoteForNature.ca as a public service to help voters become informed about the issues that affect them – clean water, renewable energy, healthy biodiversity and action on global warming. You can: Send a letter to your local candidates and ask them where they stand on nature-related issues - Sign up for weekly election news bulletins - Check out the 10 Questions you should ask your local candidates this election. http://www.naturecanada.ca/votefornature_questions.asp Chris Sutton, Communications Manager, Nature Canada, (613) 562-3447 ext. 248

Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) Online registry (YOR). The YOR is the electronic registry that allows public access to documents and information associated with assessments under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA). To provide your comments on current proposed projects visit www.yesab.ca/registry

Yukon Water Board Online Water Use License Applications. In accordance with the Waters Act, the Yukon Water Board gives notice of applications they have received for water use licences, to give the opportunity for any person who wishes to request that a public hearing be held regarding the application to submit a written request by the deadline given in the notice. To view the list of current applications and deadlines, go to http://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/applications.htm. To view specific information on an application, click on the application register. License applications that have been approved are listed on the Water Use Licences page at; http://www.yukonwaterboard.ca/licences.htm.

Environmental Petitions Process. The environmental petitions process was established in 1995 by Parliament when it amended the Auditor General Act to create the position of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the Office of the Auditor General. Since then, the Commissioner has managed the petitions process on behalf of the Auditor General and has reported on it annually to Parliament. Environmental petitions are letters sent by Canadians to the Auditor General as a way to present their environmental questions and concerns to specific ministers of the federal government. Ministers are required to respond in writing within 120 days. The issues raised most frequently in petitions since 1995 include biodiversity, human and environmental health, and environmental assessment. According to our recent survey, both petitioners and department officials who responded believe that petitions have had an impact on the way the federal government manages certain environmental matters. To learn more about this important resource, please visit the following websites. For information on the petitions process: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/domino/cesd_cedd.nsf/html/petitions_e.html. To access the Environmental Petitions Catalogue: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/domino/petitions.nsf/english - click on the Continue button to view the catalogue. To read the 2007 Environmental Petitions Report to Parliament: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/domino/reports.nsf/html/c20071002c_e.html

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The 2008 Hometown Heroes Award Program is a great recognition program highlighting important environmental work at the community level.

Please contact Reid Bodley (coordinator) at Gala & Hometown Heroes

Earth Day Canada,111 Peter Street, Suite 503

Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1

(t) 416.599.1991 x 114



Government of Yukon News Release #07-156 - Yukon Housing Corporation Supports Energy Conservation. http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/2007/07-156.html. Yukon Housing Corporation is introducing substantial program changes and enhancements to promote the conservation of energy in residential buildings. The new initiatives will assist existing home owners, people looking at new home construction and owners of rental properties. The new program offerings will be available until March 31, 2009. To learn more visit the Yukon Housing Corporation website: http://www.housing.yk.ca/

Energy Solutions Directory - get listed. The Energy Solutions Centre is developing a new Energy Solutions Directory that will help Yukoners find renewable energy solutions and energy efficiency expertise. If you offer an energy product or service in any of the following categories, contact us for a free listing; renewable energy, energy efficiency or transportation. To submit your companies information, contact the Energy Solutions Centre at 867.393.7148 or toll free from the communities at 1-800.661.0408 ext. 7148 or e-mail esc@gov.yk.ca

CIELAP releases report on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has just released a new report entitled Waste Bytes! Diverting Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Ontario, which may be of interest to groups across the country. This report articulates and analyzes the rapidly emerging issue of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in an attempt to help the government of Ontario, municipalities and industry take proactive steps to advance the sustainable management of this waste stream. The paper concludes with 16 recommendations for Ontario and the province’s proposed WEEE diversion Program. The report and a one-page Quick Facts sheet can be downloaded from the CIELAP website at: http://cielap.org/pub/pub_wastebytes.html.

Climate change makes headline news in UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector quarterly magazine, SHS Views N° 19. Following a trend of continuous evolution, the issue N° 19 of the quarterly magazine of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector has just been published. You will find in this issue an article on “2008 – Year of Planet Earth: Mobilizing societies to adapt to climate change”; an interview with Koïchiro Matsuura (UNESCO Director General): “Social and Human Sciences play an indispensable role” and articles on themes like science for peace, ethics, water management, racism and discrimination, sport, philosophy and human security. To read SHS Views N° 19 go to http://portal.unesco.org/shs/en/ev.php-URL_ID=11734&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

BC Breeding Bird Atlas - the website and registration are open! The website for the BC Breeding Bird Atlas project is now officially open! We were a bit rushed into this by the offer of a prominent article in the newspaper (it must have been a slow news day) so not all links are functional. The registration page is open, though, so now is a good time to get your name and contact info online so that we can keep you up-to-date as other parts of the website, such as maps, instructional kits, and data entry (I'm already hearing from people who have found nesting birds and want to report them!) are available. The website URL is http://www.birdatlas.bc.ca. You can register by clicking the "Get Involved" menu and selecting "Register for the Atlas". For questions about the atlas project, contact Dick Cannings at dickcannings AT shaw.ca.

Hollyhock Leadership Institute: A school for Social Change - New Programs for 2008. For more information go to http://www.hollyhock.ca/

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Boreal Learning Network: Call For Participants - Environmental Groups and First Nations Working Together to Protect the Boreal Forest. Three sessions in a scenic retreat setting within an hour's drive from a major city: 1. May 28- May 30, 2008: Nakoda Lodge, Alberta (near Calgary), 2. September 2008: Winnipeg, Manitoba, 3. February 2009: Thunder Bay, Ontario. Each session is 2 ½ days long. Travel, accommodations and meals are provided to the participants. For more information on the Sustainability Network and registration go to: http://www.sustain.web.ca/LN/BorealLN.htm

Call for Proposals - Funding Available for Research on the Social Economy in Northern Canada. Value: Up to $20,000/year for 2 years. The Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada invites applications for research projects dealing with the Social Economy in the North. Funding is available to support research that fits within the context of the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada. The overall goal of this Research Network is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on issues relevant to the social economy in northern Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Labrador). The Network has established four broad research themes for Social Economy research with coordinators located at four Canadian Universities. Subprojects should fit within one of these research themes and complement the overall activities and objectives of the program. Research Themes: Applications will be accepted for consideration in four research theme areas: 1. Profiling the social economy in Northern Canada, 2. Resource regimes and the social economy in the North, 3. The State and the social economy in the North, and 4. Indigenous communities and the social economy in the North. For more details on these themes, go to: http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/sernnoca/themes. For details on the call for proposals go to: http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/sernnoca/. Applications can be submitted at anytime but these will be reviewed at specific meetings of the SERNNoCa Scientific Committee

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Oslo Science Conference 2010. This e-mail goes out to the access points to what we envision as the worldwide IPY community. While some of us are still in St.Petersburg for the IASC/SCAR Open Science Conference, preparations for the next and major IPY event, the Oslo Science Conference 2010, are well under way. Enclosed you will find the 1st Circular in PDF-format. You will see that the steering committee is inviting session proposals as a first step in the development of a comprehensive scientific programme. We ask for your kind assistance in bringing this call out to the wider national and international IPY community, by distributing the 1st Circular to your contact list and/or add it to your website. We will also bring attention to the conference website http://www.ipy-osc.no . Make sure you subscribe to the RSS-feed or our e-newsletter, and we promise to keep you posted. Mr. Kristen Ulstein, Senior Communication Adviser @ ku@rcn.no

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Three hundred green and sustainable events in Canada, today and in the seasons upcoming. It's truly inspiring to see what's going on, for greener communities and a sustainable world: http://Planetfriendly.net/calendar/

Canada’s leading environmental groups release national roadmap to set more sustainable course for country\March 6, 2008. Canada at crossroads: Government must seize opportunity to address environmental concerns. Concerned about the lack of political leadership on urgent issues such as climate change, Canada’s leading environmental organizations have come to a groundbreaking consensus around a roadmap for action that is being released today. Tomorrow Today: How Canada can make a world of difference, issued by the country’s 11 largest environmental and conservation organizations offers practical directions for addressing the number one concern for Canadians - the state of the environment. The groups’ recommendations centre on climate change, energy use, food production, toxic substances, water, forests and oceans. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/latestnews/dsfnews03060801.asp

Energy Policy TV has a large inventory of full-length presentations, lectures, discussions, etc. covering all topics related to sustainability (not just energy).

http://video. energypolicytv. com/

International Year of Planet Earth to be launched at UNESCO. Building safer, healthier and wealthier societies around the globe by using the knowledge of the world’s 400,000 earth scientists more effectively is the main goal of the International Year of Planet Earth - Earth science for Society- which will be launched on 12 and 13 February at UNESCO. To know more on UNESCO’s action on Earth Sciences: http://www.unesco.org/science/earth/. Official website of the International Year of Planet Earth: http://www.yearofplanetearth.org/.

Climate Discovery Courses for Educators – Online. The National Center for Atmospheric Research offers a series of six-week

online courses for middle and high school science teachers, combining geoscience content, current climate research, easy to implement hands-on

activities, and group discussion. Registration is open for the Spring term, April 4-May 16, 2008. http://ecourses.ncar.ucar.edu/

Environment Canada Website Upload: Clean Air Heroes. Clean Air Heroes is now posted on the Educators' Web site. You can find it in the section dedicated to lesson plans and teachers' guides for ages 9-12. See: http://www.ec.gc.ca/education/default.asp?lang=En&n=E70AABF9-1.

BiologyBrowser - Biology Browser is a free website offering resources for the life sciences information community. You can browse by organism, subject,

and geography. The Guide to the Animal Kingdom offers a simplified (and somewhat abbreviated) classification scheme for the whole animal kingdom. A searchable database offers links to information and resources for educators and students. http://www.biologybrowser.org/

earthOCEAN.tv - Online channel about the marine environment. They produce educational videos from the field documenting environmental issues, scientific research, and conservation efforts around the globe. All videos programs are 10-20 minutes in duration and are freely distributed online in a number of formats through their website. There are also teacher's guides and fact sheets, including Disappearing Dolphins, Southern Right Whales of Argentina, and more.


Three Workshops: Green Legacies – Planned Giving for Environmental NGOs. The Sustainability Network will be offering three learning opportunities in February and March on the topic of planned giving. The goal of the intensive workshops is to help ENGOs develop a serious planned gifts program in order to help them do their vital work. All three workshops will take place at the Sustainability Network in Toronto. For more information, go to: http://sustain.web.ca/, or send an email to info@sustain.web.ca as seating is limited.

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution (WEEP) – International Report. WEEP is a volunteer charitable Canadian organization dedicated to advocating the health dangers caused by electrical and electromagnetic pollution and helping victims who are harmed by it. They have collected a vast amount of scientific research and evidence which links electro magnetic radiation (EMR) harming humans, animals, birds, bees, trees and insects. Although the harm being caused to the Canadian environment may be extreme, the problem is still virtually unknown. For an international report on this, please refer to the Bio Initiative Report by a group of scientists who specialize in EMR- www.bioinitiative.org. If you would like further information about EMR and its effects, please send a message to WEEP at weather@golden.net.

Book - The Future Control of Food: A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Food Security. Edited by Geoff Tansey and Tasmin Rajotte, The Future Control of Food is a wide-ranging guide to the key issues of intellectual property and ownership, genetics, biodiversity and food security. It also details the international agreements (such as TRIPS) and organizations (such as WIPO, WTO, FAO and CBD) involved in negotiations for future control of genetic resources and food production. For more info about the book, go to: http://www.earthscan.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=310 .

Books - Illustrated children's books on composting by Larraine Roulston. Book combines compost facts with literature - for more information go to: www.castlecompost.com

Big Steps Forward: Recommendations for Budget 2008 (the Green Budget Coalition’s priority recommendations for the 2008 federal budget). This document details three priority recommendations, and six recommendations on other important issues, that aim to build upon the environmental progress made in Budget 2007 and to fulfill Canadians' desire for ambitious, effective action on the environment. For more information go to: http://www.greenbudget.ca/2008/main.html To download the report: http://www.greenbudget.ca/pdf/GBC_2008.pdf.

Environment Canada's web site dedicated to educators. Environment Canada (EC) has compiled the many educational resources it has available on the new web site dedicated to educators at: www.ec.gc.ca/educators. Classified by age category and topic, you will find EC and its collaborators' educational resources in just a few clicks! Take a look at the Complementary Resources section of the home page for even more tools that are available to you.

Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN): E-Bulletin - January 9th, 2008 Edition. To view the current issue, go to: http://www.cen-rce.org/ebulletin/email/eebe090108.html.

Newsletter: Nexus, February 2008: The Sustainability Network Newsletter. To view the February issue, go to: http://sustain.web.ca/Nexus/02-08.htm. The Sustainability Network is a support centre for environmental nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of the environmental community by improving organizational management and leadership skills. Find out more at http://sustain.web.ca

National Round Table on The Environment and The Economy (NRTEE) Final Advisory Report: Getting to 2050: Canada's Transition to a Low-emission Future. The NRTEE is pleased to present its final Advisory Report entitled Getting to 2050: Canada's Transition to a Low-emission Future. This report is the culmination of a year of research, analysis, consultations and deliberations by the Round Table. The Advisory Report sets out clear recommendations for effective action to achieve the government's stated goal of deep, long-term greenhouse gas emission reductions of between 60-70% below current levels by 2050. It concludes that achieving this goal is feasible with the right policy pathway, at a manageable national economic cost over the long run. http://www.nrtee-trnee.ca/eng/publications/getting-to-2050/index-getting-to-2050-eng.htm

Launch of the Fourth Global Environment Outlook: Environment for Development (GEO-4). Published 20 years after the World Commission on Environment and Development produced its seminal report, Our Common Future, GEO-4, the latest in UNEP's series of flagship reports, assesses the current state of the global atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity, describes the changes since 1987, and identifies priorities for action. The full report, including graphs, fact sheets and other resources can be found at http://www.unep.org/geo/geo4 .

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Youth Venture for Young Canadians - Young Canadians in all provinces and territories can now apply to Youth Venture for support in launching their own “social ventures” – sustainable youth-led projects that benefit communities or the world at large. Young Canadians who are ready or willing to launch social ventures may apply at Youth Venture’s website: www.genv.net/en-ca . In addition to many useful tools and resources, the website also provides downloadable action plans to guide youth step-by-step in launching their project. Applications are accepted three times a year.

Funding Available for Research on the Social Economy in Northern Canada - Call for Proposals. The Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada invites applications for research projects dealing with the Social Economy in the North. Funding is available (up to $20,000/year for 2 years), to support research that fits within the context of the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada. The overall goal of this Research Network is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on issues relevant to the social economy in northern Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Labrador). For details on themes, go to: http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/sernnoca/themes. For details on the call for proposals go to: http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/sernnoca/. Applications can be submitted at anytime but these will be reviewed at specific meetings of the SERNNoCa Scientific Committee.

Sources of Funding for Environmental/Conservation Projects (last updated February 2007). This listing has been compiled by the Yukon Department of the Environment to help you find funds to carry out your environmental projects. It includes Yukon Funding Sources, Federal Government Funding Sources, NGO/Foundation and Trust Funding Sources, and Private Funding Sources. http://environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/educationyouth/documents/FundingSourcesUpdate_2007_Feb.pdf

Yukon Environmental Training Trust Fund (YETTF). The goal of the Yukon Environmental Training Trust Fund is to support training, retraining, upgrading and improving of occupational skills of those employed by Yukon’s environmental groups or individuals working on environmental issues and activities in the Yukon. The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) administers the YETTF on behalf of the Yukon Territorial Government. Applications can be submitted at any time to: The Yukon Environmental Training Trust Fund Committee, 302 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1X6. The YETTF committee meets every one or two months to consider applications. For information or to download application: http://www.yukonconservation.org/AboutYCS/AboutYCS.html. If you have questions or require more information, contact a member of the Yukon Environmental Training Trust Fund Committee (c/o YCS) at 668-5678 or ycs@ycs.yk.ca. (A)

Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative Fund (WRRI) - Yukon Territorial Government (YTG), Department of Environment Recycling depots, nonprofit organizations, community groups, or individuals. Projects dealing with ‘hard to recycle materials’ or materials posing a threat to environmental and/or human health. Typically up to $10,000 applications accepted year round. Contact Pat Paslawski (867) 6675934 email: pat.paslawski@gov.yk.ca (A)

The Community Development Fund (CDF) - The CDF gives Yukon community, industry & professional associations, non-profit & charitable organizations and municipal & First Nations governments money for projects and events that: create jobs, generate spending on Yukon goods and services, support community well being, have measurable social, cultural and economic benefits for Yukon residents and communities. The primary goal of the CDF is funding projects and events that provide long-term benefit and value to Yukon communities. Applications must be received by the CDF office no later than 5:00 P.M. on the deadline date. For more information call 867.661.0408 ext 8125 or e-mail cdf@gov.yk.ca.

· Tier I ($20,000 or less) application deadlines are; January 15, May 15, July 15, and October 15.

· Tier II ($20,001 to $75,000) application deadlines are; May 15, September 15

· Tier III ($75,001 or more) application deadline is January 15.

Ted Parnell Scholarship. The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) offers an annual scholarship of $500 to a student pursuing any aspect of environmental studies. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student demonstrating outstanding interest and motivation in the environmental field. Interests pertaining to northern environments such as wildlife, ecology, renewable resources, energy, and environmental education are appropriate areas for eligibility. Application Requirements: Applicants must be Yukon residents and should be entering or currently enrolled in a post-secondary school program (excluding graduate work). Proof of acceptance will be required before the scholarship is awarded. Application should be made in writing by June 30. For more information visit http://www.yukonconservation.org/AboutYCS/AboutYCS.html or call Georgia at YCS: (867) 668-5678

Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Recovery: Call for Proposals 2008-2009. This week marks the release of the formal call for proposals for the Government of Canada's Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk http://www.recovery.gc.ca/AFSAR-FAEP/ – the Aboriginal Capacity Building Fund and the Aboriginal Critical Habitat Protection Fund. New for 2008-2009 is an on-line application tool through which applicants may submit their proposals. Interested applicants must contact the Regional Coordinator to obtain a User ID and password to submit their proposal. The regional coordinator will set up the account and then forward the instructions of how to access the system. Please refer to the Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Application Guidelines for further details. The Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk is only one of the SARA-related programs available to Aboriginal organizations. Other programs include the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, www.recovery.gc.ca/HSP-PIH , and the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund, http://www.irf-fir.gc.ca/. Contact: Nancy Hughes, Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, 91780 Alaska Highway, Whitehorse, Nancy.Hughes@ec.gc.ca, (867) 667-3928.

Funding available: Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program (IASPP). IASPP has funding available for projects that address the threat of aquatic invasive species, terrestrial invasive alien plants and plant pests, and invasive alien animals. Projects supported by the program will: reduce the introduction and spread of IAS and address their pathways of invasion through prevention, detection, and management (eradication, containment, and control) activities; enable Canadians to become actively involved in projects that address the threat of IAS; and improve Canadians' understanding and awareness of IAS and the individual actions and choices which contribute to their introduction and spread. http://www.recovery.gc.ca/IASPP-PPEEE/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.main&lang=E

National Green Source Funding Guide The Green Source is a resource guide prepared by Environment Canada that will help you locate numerous sources of funding for environmental projects. It includes information on public and private sector programs and organizations that provide financial assistance, labour costs or in-kind donations to community groups. The Green Source is available in searchable database format, or hard copy format from the Environment Canada regional office serving your area. http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/before_e.html (A)

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As part of their Time Capsule initiative, the International Polar Year (IPY) Canadian Youth Steering Committee (http://www.ipycanada.ca/YSC/), is pleased to announce the beginning of the Polar Photo Contest for Youth. Entries of photos taken in the Arctic and Antarctic are welcome from youth under 20 years old, and will be judged in three categories: 1. Traditional Culture Today 2. Polar Wildlife & Landscape 3. The Changing Poles

Photo entries will be included in the IPY Time Capsule, also organized by the Canadian Youth Steering Committee, and will be stored in the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre in Yellowknife until the next IPY (about 50 years). In addition, 12 entries will be used to produce a calendar for distribution to all entrants. Further prize information will be posted on the CYSC Time Capsule website (http://timecapsule.edublogs.org/ ).

We invite high school teachers and youth leaders from across the North to encourage participation in the Polar Photo contest. For more information visit the Time Capsule website at http://timecapsule.edublogs.org/ or contact us at IPY.timecapsule@gmail.com.

The deadline for entries is December 31st, 2008 and the photos should have been taken during 2008. Please contact Bob Van Dijken, Yukon IPY Coordination Office, International Polar Year. Bob.VanDijken@cyfn.net

Youth Venture for Young Canadians - Young Canadians in all provinces and territories can now apply to Youth Venture for support in launching their own “social ventures” – sustainable youth-led projects that benefit communities or the world at large. Young Canadians who are ready or willing to launch social ventures may apply at Youth Venture’s website: www.genv.net/en-ca . In addition to many useful tools and resources, the website also provides downloadable action plans to guide youth step-by-step in launching their project. Applications are accepted three times a year.

GreenLearning is pleased to announce that a new Pembina Foundation program is now up and running! GreenLearning has been developing a youth leadership program for the last two years, from the research phase through to program design and securing funding. We are working in collaboration with the Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership. Our youth leadership program will be unique in Canada, offering youth aged 18 to 24 accredited experiential leadership training in sustainability. The first semester will be piloted in early 2009. For information about this exciting new program, contact Youth Leadership Program Director, Nadine Reynolds at http://www.greenlearning.ca/contact-us.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Each year, ten winners from the U.S. and Canada each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Half of each year's winners are chosen for their work to protect the environment. Nomination deadline is April 30. For more information and to nominate, visit http://www.barronprize.org/

Festival VidéEau - "Water, People and Sustainable Development". The Festival VidéEau is an international competition for video clips organized by the International Secretariat for Water (ISW), in preparation for the International "Water and Film" Events that will take place in Istanbul in 2009, within the context of the 5th World Water Forum. The Festival invites young people aged from 17 to 30, to submit 90 second or shorter video clips on the theme "Water, People and Sustainable Development". The winners of the competition will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony to be held during the World Youth Congress, taking place in Quebec City, Canada, from 10 to 21 August 2008. Winners of the Festival VidéEau will automatically be selected for the official competition of the International "Water and Film" Events. For more information, go to: http://www.i-s-w.org/en/videeau_en.html.

KidsCall is the international Youth Campaign by the World Future Council. We are writing to the most important politicians in the world to save life on Earth! Will you join us? Our Earth is in danger! Climate change and environmental damage threaten our future. To cope with the increasing demand for energy and growing traffic, people are burning more and more oil, gas and coal. This releases CO2 which heavily pollutes our atmosphere and causes climate chaos. Climate change threatens life on our planet. The polar ice-caps are melting and sea-levels are rising. Natural disasters such as floods, storms and droughts are on the increase. As more and more land becomes desert, many species of animals are dying out and more and more people are starving. We can do something about climate protection! We are the future generation. We will intervene! Politicians have the power to make the right decisions. That's why we're writing to the most important politicians in the world to tell them how we'd like our future to look and what they should do about it. If we pressure them enough, they have to listen to us! Join Us go to: http://www.kidscall.info/en/campaign.html for more information and to join. You can find more information about the World Future Council at www.worldfuturecouncil.org

World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) Launches: Young Leaders for a Living Planet. Do you care about the state of our living planet? Do you believe that youth can make a positive impact? Then WWF-Canada’s new Young Leaders for a Living Planet program is for you! Starting in the spring of 2008, you will be involved in exploring, understanding and engaging through hands-on projects. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge, skills, and an inspiring network of friends, so you can take action to protect our fragile earth. Depending upon your age and location, there are two ways for you to get involved in the Young Leaders for a Living Planet program: The Footprint Challenge Are you a high school student who wants to DO SOMETHING to help ensure a future for our living planet while having fun with friends? If your answer is 'yes', join the Footprint Challenge, a unique activity for youth who are ready to take charge. The Footprint Challenge gives you the ideas and inspiration needed to coordinate a project in your community that engages you and your friends in making a difference to the health of our planet." http://www.wwf.ca/youth/

Doing something to help the green cause? Simon &Schuster is publishing a book called Green Generation and is looking for young people under 20 who are engaged about the environment and doing something to help the green cause. See attached e-mail for additional information. Anthony Chiorazzi, tel: 831-901-5614, drchiorazzi@gmail.com

French environmental education resources – interactive games and nature activities - Resources d’éducation à l’environnement en français - jeux interactifs et activités de nature. http://www.frapna.org/

EnerAction Now Up and Running! Bring energy conservation and efficiency projects to your Grades 4 to 7 classrooms with EnerAction. Eleven lesson plans, written by teachers for teachers, offer you a range of ways to make energy come to life in your classroom. Try the new Carbon Calculator! This innovative and interactive web-based lighting activity is a great tool for students. In one lesson, students investigate the costs in energy and in greenhouse gases to light their classrooms. They then identify ways to save energy and track their success. Students work alongside the Carbon Critter whose footprints grow larger when they use a lot of energy, and shrink when they save. Teachers can register with GreenLearning here: http://www.greenlearning.ca/register. To learn more about EnerAction got to: http://www.greenlearning.ca/eneraction. To visit the student website and try the Carbon Calculator go to: http://eneraction.greenlearning.ca/

Jobs: Students interested in jobs in the environment sector. Check out www.goodworkcanada.ca , www.charityvillage.com and www.eco.ca.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched the 17th International children's painting competition. The Competition is organized annually by the UNEP and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received over 190,000 entries from children in over 100 countries. This year’s Competition will focus on Climate Change: Actions we can take now. The selection process will be in two stages; the regional selection which will be done by UNEP Regional Offices and their partners, and the global selection which will be done by UNEP and its partners, Foundation for Global peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. For more details on the competition visit http://www.unep.org/Tunza/paintcomp/.

10. YOUTH RESOURCES: North3 website - a website, in eight languages, where young northern residents can record their opinions and ideas about the circumpolar world. On the occasion of the International Polar Year, this website will support an outreach program by the missions, including speaking events and school visits, designed to engage youth in the Government's priorities for the Arctic and North. North3 is the short name for this project, called, in full, "Your North is My North is Our North," a name which emphasizes that, despite its vast distances, the circumpolar world is a unified whole, rich in culture, history and natural resources, and facing common environmental, social and economic challenges. The North3 website has been supported by the Northern Initiatives Fund managed by Aboriginal and Circumpolar Affairs in DFAIT. It is part of a larger Arctic youth website called "Ookpik." Both are hosted by the International Institute of Sustainable Development in Winnipeg. www.ookpik.org/north3

Website – Pembina - GreenLearning.ca. GreenLearning is a premier learning resource for innovative teachers. Lessons and activities are curriculum-aligned, comprehensive, fun and FREE. Help your students participate in their own learning while gaining a more holistic and hopeful understanding of complex energy and environmental issues. Sign up for GreenLearning today! http://www.greenlearning.ca/ Also, now available – eCards: research, write, design and send! eCards is an innovative core-curriculum integrated resource for Grades 6, 7 and 8. It meets curriculum expectations in Geography, Language Arts, Visual Arts and Information Technology. Visit the GreenLearning website for a complete list of the Ontario grade 7 expectations addressed by eCards. Using the eCards website, students research a renewable or non-renewable source of energy, create eCards with their own message and graphics, and with teacher approval, email them to a family member, friend or community leader - making their voices heard on their energy futures. To check out eCards go to: http://www.greenlearning.ca/node/172

Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources. The Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources contains reviews of high-quality, hands-on science content for afterschool programs. It provides a wide range of after school activities, curricula, and more. Reviewed materials include semester- and year-long curricula, activity kits, instructor guides consisting of many related activities, and websites that offer content appropriate for afterschool programs. Users are able to search and sort entries by title, subject, grade level, audience, and cost. A brief description of each resource is accompanied by two expert reviewers' detailed commentary. http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/guide/science/index.html Earth Matters: Studies for Our Global Future. The Population Connection is updating the secondary curriculum, Earth Matters: Studies for Our Global Future, and offers the second edition free for downloading on its website, including all readings and activities. Units include Population Dynamics, Climate Change, Water Resources, and more.http://www.populationeducation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=443&Itemid=2

youtube video! Declaration on Climate Change from Youth of the Arctic - A bunch of great young people from across the Arctic got together and wrote/filmed this Declaration on Climate Change in 2005. The video was taken to the United Nations (Framework Convention on Climate Change) and highlighted during Arctic Day at CoP11 (Montreal, Canada, 2005 UNFCCC). To view video, click here or go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxjbTBi8e3g&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Etaiga%2Enet%2Fayn%2Fhome%2Ehtml

Environment Canada's Website for Youth - Connect to youth and organizations in environmental fields to get involved, expand your knowledge, and be inspired. Go to: http://www.ec.gc.ca/Youth/index_e.cfm (3)

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Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-opArctic Youth NetworkCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society YukonEnvironmental Educators Association of the YukonNorthern Climate ExchangeRaven RecyclingRivers Without BordersWildlife Conservation Society CanadaWilderness Tourism Association of the YukonYukon Bird ClubYukon Conservation Society

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French: http://www.cen-rce.org/ebulletin/indexfr.html


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