YTEN Bulletin December 3, 2007

Yukon Environmental Network Bulletin – December 3rd, 2007

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Baird and Eminent Advisors to Chart Canada's Course at UN Climate Change Conference – EC News Release| DECEMBER 3, 2007

OTTAWA, December 3, 2007 - Canada 's Environment Minister, John Baird, today announced the appointment of an advisory panel of eminent Canadians to provide advice and assistance at the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference in Indonesia.

U.S. says seeks new climate deal, rejects Kyoto - ALISTER DOYLE | REUTERS | DECEMBER 3, 2007

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it would seek a new global deal to fight climate change after Australia's move to ratify the Kyoto Protocol isolated it as the only developed nation outside the current U.N. pact.

Gas prices may reach record highs in spring: analyst - THE CANADIAN PRESS | DECEMBER 3, 2007

Canadian drivers should brace themselves for record gasoline prices this spring if crude oil stays in the $90-a-barrel range, experts say.

UN climate change conference hails Australia Kyoto signing - CBC NEWS | DECEMBER 3, 2007

More than 10,000 scientists, bureaucrats and politicians from 186 countries have gathered Monday on the Indonesian island of Bali for the beginning of what is perhaps the world's largest-ever conference on climate change.

The Six Sins Of Greenwashing - Misleading Claims Found In Many Products - PAUL SCHAEFER | ENN | DECEMBER 3, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Buyers beware - that so-called “Green” product is likely stretching the eco-truth according to the Six Sins of Greenwashing, a study released today by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing.

Climate change is more than hot air - VALERIE CHORT | GLOBE AND MAIL | DECEMBER 3, 2007

With ministers from more than 80 countries meeting in Bali this week to discuss a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol, climate change is once again a hot topic. Unfortunately, the meetings are likely to end in stalemate with Canada and others opposing the introduction of firm and binding commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, viewing them as irrelevant if not universally followed.

Wind River proposal heating up - CHUCK TOBIN | WHITEHORSE DAILY STAR | NOVEMBER 30, 2007

The proposed winter road along the Wind River by Cash Minerals has whipped up a passionate and heated debate.

There have been no fewer than 90 public comments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB). Submissions clearly show a gaping division between the environmental conservation community and the pro-mining camp, with no halfway compromise in sight.

Hurry up on Mackenzie pipeline report, proponent tells joint review panel - CBC NEWS | NOVEMBER 28, 2007

After nearly two years of public hearings, the panel looking at impacts of the proposed Mackenzie natural gas pipeline in the Northwest Territories was urged by project proponents to get its report done sooner than later. According to a schedule the panel published in September, its report is supposed to be ready in the summer of 2008. It will then take another year before the National Energy Board makes its final decision on whether the proposed 1,200-kilometre pipeline should proceed.

Help Wanted: Dawn has broken for eco-job seekers in this sunrise industry. - NICOLA ROSS | ALTERNATIVES 33:5 (2007)

Ron Portelli recalls when his university-bound daughter asked him where she should study environmental science. Despite a long environmental career, Portelli was surprised to realize he didn’t know the answer. Such was the separation between universities and the environment industry.

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DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Wind River Threatened by Roads for Uranium Mining Exploration. Your comments opposing this land use permit application to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) must be submitted by Thursday, December 6, 2007. You can make comments online on the YESAB site. Go to project 2007-0205, Wernecke Winter Road Access Project, Cash Minerals. Visit: or call toll free: 1-866-322-4040 or e-mail the Mayo YESAB office at You can also send a fax with your comments to 867-996-4040. For more information and maps on uranium mining and exploration in the Peel watershed go to: * Also see the attached e-mail with information on the public response to this proposal and enclosure letter from Yukon Conservation Society to the Minister of Energy Mines and Resources.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT THIS WEEK - GE Free Yukon Tables 10-year Moratorium Petition. GE Free Yukon has presented the Yukon Legislature with a petition asking for a ten year moratorium on the planting of any GE seed in the Yukon. The petition was tabled on Monday, November 26, 2007. This petition, if accepted, will create the first genetically engineered free zone in a jurisdiction of this scale in the Americas. Once the petition is tabled, the legislature has eight working days during which it will be decided if it will move forward with this initiative. This is an opportunity to congratulate the government of the Yukon as an environmental champion and offer support to develop this initiative. For more information, or to contact Government ministers and the Agriculture department, please contact During this 8 day time period, please show your support to the Government of the Yukon for this petition via e-mail or fax. Visit the gefree website at for more information or click here for draft letter. * See also attached word file for addresses.

Help Save the Taku - Stop 50 Years of Toxic Mine Pollution and Government Inaction. Officials have found discharges from two now-abandoned mines — owned by RedCorp Ventures Ltd.– to be "acutely lethal". Yet Canadian and BC officials are failing to enforce the law to halt the pollution entering this major, transboundary salmon river. We need your help to make them do their jobs right. To sign the Clean-up Enforcement Petition go to: For more information contact; David MacKinnon ED, Rivers Without Borders, 668-5099

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

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 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;

KAIROS Petitions the Environment Commissioner Regarding Fossil Fuel Subsidies. On November 13th, KAIROS submitted a petition to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the Office of the Auditor General of Canada soliciting information concerning the contradiction between government policies that promote fossil fuels and other policies that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This petition is part of the KAIROS Re-energize campaign. Under Canadian law, Federal Government Ministers are required to submit substantive replies within 120 days after the Commissioner accepts the petition. The petition, filed at the same time as one by Ecojustice Canada, also seeks appropriate remedial actions by the government. To read the petition, or for more information, please visit the KAIROS website.

THIS WEEK - International Day of Climate Action - December 8! People around the world are preparing for the largest planetary day of action yet to stop climate chaos. Join hundreds of thousands of people in 60 countries (and counting) who will be on the streets to demand that world leaders take the urgent and resolute action that is needed to prevent catastrophic climate chaos. The entire world needs to move as rapidly as possible to a stronger emissions reductions treaty, which is both equitable and effective in preventing dangerous climate change. In Canada, the case is particularly severe: Canada declared our Kyoto targets unachievable and joined Bush's club of polluting nations who think "voluntary targets" will reach our commitments. December 8 is our day to tell our government that the only path to a stable climate runs through Kyoto! Rallies are currently planned for Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Lethbridge. No rally planned for your location? Plan one! Contact , , or to get involved! For more information:, To follow what's going on at the UN:,

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THIS WEEK - Yukon Bird Club Event: Bird-in-the-Hand Identification Workshop. All are welcome – free. Wednesday, December 5th. Whitehorse Public Library, 7 pm. Fun evening with bird study skins. Come learn more about birds with Nancy Hughes.... if you have any questions, call Betty Sutton at 633-2590.

THIS WEEK – Public Consultation on The Draft North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan. The public is invited to attend a consultation session in Whitehorse for an overview of the Draft North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan on Thursday December 6, 2007 from 7-9 pm. at the Council of Yukon First Nations (CFYN) Cafeteria 11 Nisutlin Drive Riverdale, Whitehorse. The North Yukon planning region is within the traditional territory of the Gwitchin First Nation. This is an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the North Yukon Planning Commission on the recently released Draft North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan. Comments on the Plan will be accepted by the North Yukon Planning Commission until January 15, 2008. To download the Draft Land Use Plan (Summary), go to: Documents are also available in hard copy.

THIS WEEK - Annual Open House and Winter Season Celebration. Seasons Greetings to Friends of the Yukon Conservation Society, Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society -Yukon, and Rivers Without Borders. YCS, CPAWS- Yukon, and RWB warmly invite you to our Winter Season Celebration. Friday, December 7th, 2007, 4pm – 8pm (or until the last person leaves), 302 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse (the YCS house). Join us for merriment and good cheer. Wholesome, slow food snacks and refreshments will be served! RSVP Georgia Greetham ph: 867-668-5678

NEXT WEEK: Yukon Green Party. The Yukon Green Party is holding their next meeting on Monday, December 10th, at the Whitehorse Library from 7 to 9 pm. Before the holiday season takes over completely; come and join us for our last meeting of the year!! Everyone welcome! For more information, contact: Kristina Calhoun CEO, Yukon Federal Green Party at or phone 633-3392. Note: The Yukon Environmental Network is non-partisan and is including this notice by request.

Christmas Bird Counts Schedule 2007/08. Note: Please contact count coordinators directly to participate in any or all Christmas Bird Counts:

· Skagway, Alaska. Saturday, December 15, 2007 (alternate in case of extreme weather: Sunday, December 16, 2007) for more information: call Elaine Furbish (907) 983-2049 or Sandy Snell-Dobert (907) 983-3510 or come to the Sweet Tooth Café in Skagway between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. on count day email:

· Marsh LakeYukon River. Sunday, December 16, 2007, Time: 9:15 a.m. Location: Yukon River bridge at Lewes Marsh (Alaska Highway) For information contact Helmut Grünberg, Whitehorse 667-6703 or Clive Osborne, Whitehorse 667-6976. email:

· Carcross - NEW DATE Sunday, December 16, 2007. For route assignment contact Dan Kemble, Carcross 821-3461

· Haines Junction. NEW DATE - Thursday, December 20, 2007 Time: 9:15 a.m. Location: Visitor Information Centre. For route assignment contact Julie Bauer, Haines Junction 634-2002 email:

Yukon Enviro-birders Malkolm Boothroyd and family surpass the 350 species mark on their year-long fossil-fuel-free birding odyssey. To follow their adventures point your browser to:

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Publication Announcement - Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies. The Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies (BCFWS), a non-profit, charitable organization based in Victoria, British Columbia, was established on 31 August 2004. The formation of BCFWS was founded on the recognition that no registered society or government agency in British Columbia was presently compiling and archiving historical and current information on all wildlife in the province. By recognizing the need for a centralized data and information repository to assist with wildlife conservation and management needs, BCFWS was formed to fulfill this need by way of a comprehensive collection of wildlife information. The primary function of BCFWS is to operate and maintain a Wildlife Data Centre, a location for gathering, compiling, archiving, and summarizing information on wildlife in British Columbia. A significant product of BCFWS is Wildlife Afield, the society's bi-annual journal that focuses on the natural history, conservation, and management of wildlife in the province. BCFWS has just published its latest issue of Wildlife Afield (Vol. 4, No. 1). To learn more about Wildlife Afield, and how to obtain copies, please see the "Wildlife Afield Publication Announcement" posted on the BCFWS website

Yukon Bird Club: Fall sightings round-up 2007 - December 1st marks the start of the winter birding season. We are now compiling fall (Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov) bird sightings for the seasonal report. Please send in your notable fall sightings to . Include details such as species, number seen, exact location, date, observer name(s), and any other interesting aspect of the observation. Include photos where possible.

Government of Yukon News Release #07-259 - Yukon Interests Advanced in MacKenzie Gas Project Hearings. Two years of intensive efforts by Yukon government officials came to a close Thursday in Inuvik, NWT as the Joint Review Panel completed its hearings on the Mackenzie Gas Project. Intervention by Yukon government officials has resulted in major commitments for Yukon from the project proponent, Imperial Oil.

Energy Solutions Centre: Holiday Light Exchange Program. The Energy Solutions Centre has organized a light exchange. Bring your old set of light to the Energy Solutions Centre at 206A Lowe St. (across from Riverside Grocery) and trade it in for a new set of L.E.D. lights to decorate your home. Supplies of L.E.D. lights are limited, so hurry in to get your free string. If you have more than one string, bring them in and we will recycle them too! For more information contact Shane at 393-7062.

Up Here Magazine has an on-line survey on whether or not uranium mining has a place North of 60. It's in the bottom right corner of their home page. If you want to vote, go to: To read the recent Up Here article “The Fallout” By Michael Ganleyin on the Uranium Mining issue in the North, go to

Canadian made electric car approved by Transport Canada for use in Canada. Transport Canada recently confirmed to ZENN Motor Company that its 100 per cent electric, Zero-Emission, No-Noise (“ZENN”) vehicle meets and/or exceeds all standards of Canada’s low-speed vehicle class Friday, November 2, 2007. The issuance of the National Safety Mark is the first step of many to bringing the ZENN to market in Canada. To be legally allowed to drive these cars in the Yukon, we will need to have low-speed vehicle legislation drafted. At the moment, British Columbia is the only jurisdiction in Canada with low-speed vehicle regulations in place.

TODAY - The Yukon Volunteer Bureau is Moving! The Yukon Volunteer Bureau will be moving to 305 Wood Street, the Main Floor of Captain Martin House - Next to Lepage Park. (Please enter from Wood Street entrance). We will be in the new location by Monday December 3 and will be wheelchair accessible with an accessible ramp from the alley and the park to the back door. The mailing address will remain the same; PO Box 31107, Y1A 5P7. Please be patient with us during our moving phase and stay tuned for our Open House in the New Year!!

Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) Screening Report and Recommendation for the Proposed Carmacks Stewart/Minto Spur Transmission Project (Project No. 2006-0286) is now available. Key issues considered during the assessment included; Tachun & Ethel Lake Caribou, Air Quality and diesel emissions within Riverdale, Heritage Resources, Trapping activities and resources, timber salvage plan, Aesthetic Impact and Fish and Fish Habitat. To view the full report, go to: www.yesab/

DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Government of Yukon News Release #07-240 - Proposed Wildlife Act Regulations out for Public Review. The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board and Environment Yukon are encouraging the public's comments on 15 proposed Wildlife Act regulation changes for the coming year. For more information go to: An information package has been prepared to provide details on the proposed changes and the steps that people can take to respond to the proposals before the Friday, December 7 deadline. The information package can be picked up at the board’s office at 106 Main Street in Whitehorse, Renewable Resources Councils offices and Environment Yukon offices in the communities, the department’s office at 10 Burns Road in Whitehorse, and the Yukon government administration building on Second Avenue in Whitehorse. A copy can also be viewed or downloaded from the websites of either the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board at or Environment Yukon .

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

Great Backyard Bird Count. In February 2008, volunteers throughout the U.S. and Canada are invited to “Count for Fun, Count for the Future! Millions of novice and accomplished bird watchers can make their fascination with nature add up for science and for the future during the 11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, led by Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. During “Presidents’ Day” weekend, February 15–18, 2008, anyone can count birds from wherever they are and enter their tallies online at . These reports create an exciting real-time picture of where the birds are across the continent and contribute valuable information for science and conservation. For more information on how to participate, including identification tips, photos, bird sounds, maps, and information on over 500 bird species, visit

DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Canadian Environment Awards are accepting Nominations for the 2008 Awards. The Canadian Environment Awards: A Celebration of Community Achievement is a national, bilingual program that recognizes individuals and groups of Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the protection, restoration and preservation of the Canadian environment. The Canadian Environment Awards comprises four levels of environmental endeavour — the Community Awards, which recognize grassroots initiatives; the Citation of Lifetime Achievement; the Ideas for Life Award, which recognizes the outstanding promotion of environmental awareness or action through the arts and design; and The Green Team Challenge, which is the youth initiative. Nominations for the 2008 awards will be accepted by the Canadian Environment Awards from October 1 - December 7, 2007. You are encouraged to consider nominating outstanding groups and individuals that you believe merit recognition. Visit for a copy of the nomination form and complete nomination guidelines. See also attached announcement for more details.

Yukon Energy Star Appliance Rebates. Buy a new ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerator, washing machine, and/or dish washer between September 1 and February 29, 2008, and save money with a $100 cash rebate* on each appliance. Buy a new ENERGY STAR® qualified furnace or boiler between September 1 and February 29, 2008, and receive a 15% cash rebate (to a maximum of $400) on the cost of the furnace or boiler. To receive your rebate, send your proof of purchase and a completed application form for appliances 219 KB or furnaces 219 KB (also available from participating retailers) to the Yukon Energy Solutions Centre. Questions? Call the Energy Solutions Centre at 867-393-7063 or Toll-Free at 1-800-662-0408 ext. 7063.

2007 GreenHoG Handbook is now available and it’s loaded with hundreds of dollar’s worth of coupons and tips to help Yukoners save energy, save money and reduce green house gas emissions. Pick up the Handbook from the Yukon government’s Energy Solutions Centre at 206A Lowe Street. You can also pick up the Handbook at the Yukon Conservation Society office, Yukon Housing offices and Energy, Mines and Resources district offices. To order a copy call the Energy Solutions Centre at 393-7063 or send an e-mail to .

Government of Yukon News Release #07-156 - Yukon Housing Corporation Supports Energy Conservation. 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:

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Call for Papers: Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, Volume 14, 2009 - Practical Research. Volume 14 of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education will feature the work of practitioners, highlighting the roles that educators have in informing the study and practice of environmental education. Across Canada, and around the world, there is an explosion of thoughtful initiatives and projects that are creative, innovative, yet under-reported in scholarly journals. CJEE is requesting articles and case studies that describe, represent, and reflect on the learning that takes place in such practices. And, we would like to celebrate these contributions by having this Volume published in time for the 5th World Environmental Education Congress in Montreal, 10-14 May, 2009. If you have been planning a new project, or if you are continuing with and existing one, this would be a great time to begin documenting and reflecting on your work. And, plan to share it with the world. Are you worried that you aren't a writer? We can offer to pair you with another researcher, with similar interests, to help you through this part of the process. In order to be ready for the World Congress, we encourage you to complete drafts of your case studies by July 2008 and have final submissions ready by September 2009. For more information or assistance, please contact Guest Editors: Marcia McKenzie or David Gruenewald .

DEADLINE TODAY - Call for Delegates: NGO Advisory Committee to the RCEN-ED Chemicals Management Plan NGO Capacity Building project. The RCEN and Environmental Defence (ED) are seeking two (2) ENGO delegates plus an alternate to serve on a national NGO Advisory Committee to the RCEN-ED Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) NGO Capacity Building project. The Committee will participate in the development of collaborative workplans and priorities, orient the research of technical experts, actively engage other NGOs in providing input, and allocate available funding for NGO engagement. Participation on the Committee is voluntary; no honoraria will be paid. The deadline for applications is Monday, December 3rd, 2007. Interested RCEN members can apply by completing the online application form. The first meeting will be held Thursday, December 13th at 2pm ET. Please keep this time free if you are applying as it will be essential that all members participate in the first meeting. For more information, please contact Leela Ramachandran, National Caucus Coordinator, at (613) 728-9810 ext. 223, or click here to visit the RCEN’s website.

DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Call for Delegates: NGO participation in International POPs Elimination Network Quick Start Program (IPEN QSP) Planning Meeting. The RCEN is seeking two (2) Canadian ENGO delegates to attend the IPEN QSP planning meeting, in order to learn more about the Program, to connect with the international participants, and to identify opportunities and linkages for Canadian ENGO participation in global initiatives for chemicals management. This meeting is part of the QSP planning phase, where an international committee of IPEN members will plan for the project implementation over the coming years. The meeting is set to take place from January 23rd-25th, 2008 in Toronto, ON. Travel and living expenses for this meeting will be reimbursed according to standard RCEN rates. If you are interested in participating, please click here to read the full call for delegates. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 5th, 2007. For more information, please contact Leela Ramachandran by telephone: (613)728-9810 ext. 223.

DEADLINE NEXT WEEK - Call for Delegates: ENGO participation in the Information Session on Proposed Amendments to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. The RCEN has been invited to select four (4) ENGO delegates to participate in an information session on proposed amendments to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) to add lakes as tailings impoundment areas (TIAs) to Schedule 2 of the Regulations. The information session will take place in January 2008 and will consist of a meeting in the Ottawa/Gatineau area with other participants connected by teleconference. The objective of the session is to ensure that all are in a position to provide informed, constructive comments on the proposed amendments to EC as part of the public review period, should the proposed amendments be approved and published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. ENGO delegates will be compensated with a per diem of up to $1400 for preparation and services. If you are interested in participating, please complete the online application form or click here for more details. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 10th, 2007. Please contact Sarah Heiberg, National Caucus Coordinator, at (514) 880-9810 for more information.

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: For details on the call for proposals go to: Applications can be submitted at anytime but these will be reviewed at specific meetings of the SERNNoCa Scientific Committee (Deadline for next applications - To Be Announced).

Call for Comments: The Draft North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan is now available for public review. Comments on the Plan will be accepted by the North Yukon Planning Commission until January 15, 2008. Two versions of the Draft Land Use Plan are available for download at - the Draft Land Use Plan (Summary), a non-technical document highlighting major recommendations intended for a broad audience and the Draft Land Use Plan (Full version), a detailed and technical version of the Plan, primarily intended for resource managers. Both documents are also available in hard copy and may be picked up at the North Yukon Planning Commission Office (201-307 Jarvis Street). The Draft Land Use Plan (Summary) is available in the foyer of the Elijah Smith Building or at the Main Desk of the Yukon Government Administration Building.

TODAY - November 26 – December 3: Community Consultation Forums in Old Crow, Fort McPherson, Aklavik and Inuvik

THIS WEEK - December 6: Technical Workshop for Stakeholders and Agencies in Whitehorse

THIS WEEK - December 6: Public Consultation Forum in Whitehorse, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at CYFN Cafeteria

December 10 – 13: Community Consultation Forums in Mayo and Dawson

DEADLINE TODAY - Call for ENGO Comments on Proposed amendments to the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations (PPER). On November 3rd, amendments to the PPER were pre-published in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette. The proposed amendments are intended to improve the PPER, so that the pulp and paper Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) requirements are more effective and efficient. As per the 30-day public comment period following the pre-publication, all interested parties have until December 3rd 2007 to submit written comments on the proposed amendments. Please refer to the Canada Gazette notice on how to send representation with respect to the proposed amendments. If you have any questions on the amendments, please contact: Greg Kamiski, EEM, Science Assessment and Integration Division at Environment Canada, tel.: (819) 934-5562 / . To read the amendments, please click here.

Comments: Draft Multi Year Development Plan for Yukon Agriculture And Agri-Food 2008-2012. When finalized, this plan will direct the course of agriculture in the Yukon as influenced by the Agriculture Branch (Energy, Mines & Resources - Archie Langs' portfolio) who will follow it. “The goal of this policy is to encourage the growth of a Yukon agricultural industry that: produces high quality products for local consumption; is economically viable; operates in an environmentally sustainable manner; and contributes to community well-being.”

Call for Delegates: NGO participation in the Proposed Risk Management Measures for Mercury Containing Products Workshops. The RCEN is seeking two ENGO delegates to participate in each of three upcoming Multi-Stakeholder Consultations on Environment Canada’s Risk Management Measures for Mercury-containing Products. The purpose of the workshops is to present Environment Canada’s proposed risk management instruments and provisions therein; invite stakeholders to provide comments; and inform on the next steps in the implementation of the risk management strategy. The following tentative dates have been chosen for the workshops: November 20th (Montréal, QC); November 27th (Toronto, ON); December 12th (Vancouver, BC). ENGO delegates will be compensated for 1-day of services for preparation; 1-day of services for participation; and travel, meals and lodging expenses, according to Treasury Board Guidelines. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 9, 2007. Please complete the online application form or click here to read the full Call for Delegates. For more information, contact Sarah Heiberg, National Caucus Coordinator, at (514) 880-9810 or by email at

Request for Ideas: Climate Change Documentary Series. Tigress Productions in the UK is working on a TV documentary series about how a change of climate can create conflict on a large or small scale around the globe. They are looking for Canadian examples of how climate change has caused local disputes over water, land, etc. Please contact Rebecca Harris directly at if you have any examples they could highlight.

IPY - Call for Proposals for Training, Communications and Outreach projects in conjunction with International Polar Year. Innovative and creative proposals are being sought to help raise awareness about the Canadian Arctic, promote IPY and polar science and research, and provide training and skills development for Northerners, amongst other objectives. The Government of Canada Program for International Polar Year places important emphasis on engaging children and youth and wishes to encourage partnerships and collaborations in all aspects of its program. This Call for Proposals is intended to support activities and initiatives across the country, particularly in the North. Details regarding the Call for Proposals will be posted shortly on our website at The Call closes on January 15, 2008. Further information on IPY can also be obtained from the Canadian IPY Secretariat website and the international program website at

Call for Papers: Trumpeter Swan Society Conference in Whitehorse April 17-20, 2008 - See attached call for papers for the 21st Trumpeter Swan Society Conference in Whitehorse, YT, April 17-20, 2008, during the annual Celebration of Swans. We are particularly interested in conference attendees hearing the perspectives of Yukoners who have an interest in Trumpeter Swans and their conservation. This is also an excellent chance for Yukoners to learn about what is happening in other parts of the continent…and to meet other people with a passion for swans. The conference typically attracts swan experts and conservationists from across North America. Further information, including registration information, will be posted on the society's website soon.

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Seminar in Calgary: "Carbon, Cash & Climate: How much change will we get?” The Canadian Petroleum Institute, a non-profit organization, is organizing a seminar on climate change entitled: "Carbon, Cash & Climate: How much change will we get?” to be held in Calgary, AB on January 15, 2008. The objective of this Workshop is to bring together experts from various disciplines in climate science and policy to discuss topics related to the effects of greenhouse gases on climate and the strategies and costs of addressing this critical problem. All presenters are world leaders in their areas of expertise and all have contributed to the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The aim is to provide a non-confrontational environment that will lead to constructive and practical discussion. For further information and to register, please click here or contact Alíce Fischer at (403) 736-3308, or at

Climate Change: Science and Solutions – 8th Annual U.S Conference. The National Council for Science and the Environment invites you to participate in the 8th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment to develop and advance science-based solutions to climate change. The three-day conference will be held January 16-18, 2008, in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit

Tunza International Children's Conference on the Environment, Stavanger, Norway 17-21 June 2008 - Theme: A Climate for change. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be organizing its Tunza International Children's Conference on the Environment in Stavanger, Norway from 17 to 21 June 2008. It will bring together 1,000 children aged 10 to 14 years, to learn about the environment through plenary sessions, hands-on workshops and field trips. The Conference will increase the children's understanding of environmental issues by providing them with a forum to share experiences and collectively voice their concerns for the environment. The themes of the Conference include, Energy, Bio-diversity, Resources and water. For more information on the Conference, and to submit a nomination from your organization please visit our website: . For further information on the conference, please contact: The Children and Youth / Sport and the Environment Unit, Division of Communications and Public Information, United Nations Environment Programme, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: +254 -20- 762 3937 / 762 5066, Fax: +254 -20-762 3927/ 762 4350. Email:

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Website: Environmental Learning and Experience: An Interdisciplinary Guide For Teachers (2007). No matter what we’re learning in school, there is often, if not always, some connection to the environment. That’s the premise of a new environmental education planning guide whose lead author is David Zandvliet, an associate professor of science and environmental education in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education. The British Columbia Ministry of Education commissioned Zandvliet and other education experts to research and write Environmental Learning and Experience: An Interdisciplinary Guide for Teachers. Compiled over 16 months and based on interviews with educators in several school districts, the planning guide explains how Zandvliet and his research partners are enriching the environmental education content in K to 12 courses. .

IPCC Synthesis Report is Available Online. On November 17th, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final part of its Climate Change 2007 series entitled The AR4 Synthesis Report. This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups of the IPCC. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report and is a great resource for understanding how climate change will affect the economy and how it could be an opportunity to change our production model. Please visit the IPCC’s website to access this resource and many other important documents.

Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) Screening Report and Recommendation for the Proposed Carmacks Stewart/Minto Spur Transmission Project (Project No. 2006-0286) is now available. Key issues considered during the assessment included; Tachun & Ethel Lake Caribou, Air Quality and diesel emissions within Riverdale, Heritgae Resources, Trapping activities and resources, timber salvage plan, Aesthetic Impact and Fish and Fish Habitat. To view the full report, go to: www.yesab/

Wake Up and Smell the Planet is now available - the Nonpompous, Nonpreachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day! Inside its colorful covers, you'll find loads of information and tips on everything from shaving to shopping, from greening your office to greening your video games. And all of it delivered with the good humor and bad puns that are Grist's trademark. Grist - Environmental News and Commentary homepage:

Environmental Petitions Process. Since 1995, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development 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. To learn more about this important resource, please visit the following websites. For information on the petitions process: To access the Environmental Petitions Catalogue: - click on the Continue button to view the catalogue. To read the 2007 Environmental Petitions Report to Parliament:

Canadian Atlas Online - second generation now available. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has launched the second generation of its groundbreaking Canadian Atlas Online. First launched in April 2005, The Canadian Atlas Online marries the ancient art and science of cartography with state-of-the-art technology. Fully bilingual, it is a trusted and frequently consulted geographic resource that makes learning about Canada fun for millions of Canadians; it attracts up to 500,000 page views each month. Detailed maps combined with thematic sections weave the stories of Canada’s people, culture, environment, history and heritage together into a compelling celebration of our nation. Maintaining the Society’s tradition of bringing Canada’s geography to life, the 2007 edition of The Canadian Atlas Online boasts an expanded inventory of timely thematic modules, including Climate Change and the Rivers of Canada. Content is richly illustrated with slide shows, narrated video vignettes and animated graphics, along with games and interactive questionnaires. For the English version go to for the French version go to:

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 .

Whitehorse Teachers: Get Into Nature with WildED! WildED delivers FREE Nature Education Programs to classes from grade 4 to 12. Our educators are locally based, professional teachers with backgrounds in natural sciences and outdoor education. Meet key learning outcomes in science, social studies, geography, and outdoor education with WildED’s curriculum-linked, experiential programs. WildED engages students, invokes critical thought, and can be tailored to match your teaching goals. Experience Our FREE programs! Programs include; In-School Programs (half or full day), Outdoor Programs (full day), Workshops and Educational Resources for Teachers. To book a WildED Program: Send an email to, include your name, school name, phone number, email address. Specify grade level and number of students in your class. An educator will contact you to confirm a date will contact you to confirm a date. For more information go to: 1-888-732-0509 Please note: Programs are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Youtube: “How It All Ends” On the issue of climate change – “this is the more evolved descendant of "The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See:" a tour-de-force of logic and reasoning, backed up by a battalion of thoroughness and detail. Be sure to use the playlist of the same name, so that you can find all the videos in an understandable order”.

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Funding Available for Research on the Social Economy in Northern Canada - Call for Proposals. 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: For details on the call for proposals go to: Applications can be submitted at anytime but these will be reviewed at specific meetings of the SERNNoCa Scientific Committee (Deadline for next applications - To Be Announced).

Sources of Funding for Environmental/Conservation Projects – 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.

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: 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 (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: (A)

Environmental Grant (City of Whitehorse) - For Groups, nonprofit organizations, business. Improve Whitehorse Environment and develop environmental opportunities for Whitehorse citizens (Education, 3R, compost projects, reclamation, etc.). Two Types of grants available; for applications up to $1,000 apply anytime for applications up to $5,000 applications deadlines October 15th & February 15th. Contact: Environmental Coordinator, SabineSchweiger, (867) 668.8312, Fax: (867) 668.8386 email: environment@ website: (2D)

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

· 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.

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 – 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, , and the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund, Contact: Nancy Hughes, Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, 91780 Alaska Highway, Whitehorse,, (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.

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. (A)

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Ta’an Kwäch’än Council is looking for a full time Environmental Assessment Technician. The Environmental Assessment Technician would report to the Lands Manager and is responsible for assisting with Land Use Applications, (YESSA Triggered and Non Trigger Applications). The incumbent will participate in reviewing land use applications and compiling and submitting TKC responses to these. The incumbent will participate in departmental organizational activities including overall department strategic planning as well as individualized Branch/Unit strategic planning, internal and external communications and administrative activities in order to help achieve the overall department’s mandate, strategic plan and workplans. For more information contact Simon Lapointe, MURP, Lands Manager, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Whitehorse, 867.668.3613 (ext 122),

CPAWS Yukon - Campaign Coordinator. CPAWS-Yukon is looking for a highly motivated person to work on a variety of ambitious and innovative conservation initiatives. This position requires energy, imagination, communications skills, strategic thinking, and a commitment to the natural world. Based in Whitehorse and reporting to the Executive Director, the campaign coordinator is key to developing and delivering campaigns that advance a comprehensive protected areas network in the Yukon. Check out for further details. Consideration of applications will begin immediately.

Employment Opportunity: Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB), Contract Work. YESAB is currently advertising to find individuals who are interested in being included on a source list for casual or contract work in a number of technical areas, including scientific, traditional or local knowledge. Please click on the link below for more information. Contract & Casual Technical Resources or go to (25 KB PDF)

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DEADLINE NEXT WEEK - Volunteers: Canadian Environmental Network Committees. Interested in adding your voice to an RCEN committee? Do you want to help plan the 2008 AGA, or perhaps you’d like to learn more about the network’s inner workings? By joining a committee, all this is possible – and you’ll also get to work with other RCEN members! Currently, the following three committees seeking motivated volunteers to join their ranks: the Annual General Assembly Planning Committee, the Finance Committee and the Nominations Committee. The main goal of these working groups is to bring suggestions to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors concerning important areas of the organization’s work. If you are part of an RCEN member group in good standing and would like to participate in these committees, or if you have any questions, please contact Robert Henri, Office and Communications Administrator at (613) 728-9810, ext. 229. The deadline for joining these committees is December 10th, 2007.

Masters-level teaching assistant position – opportunity to study the ecological effects of an invasive riparian tree species on elements of stream-riparian function in Alaska. The successful candidate will have the option of applying to and obtaining their degrees in either Fisheries or Biology. Stipend will be $27,526 to $30,487 up to three years, with health benefits and tuition covered. Fieldwork, lab costs, and work-related travel are covered by the grant. To learn more about the position or project, contact Mark Wipfli ( or Tricia Wurtz (

DEADLINE NEXT WEEK - Employment Opportunity RCEN Job Offer – Associate Executive Director. The RCEN is currently seeking candidates to fill the full-time position of Associate Executive Director (AED). Reporting to the Executive Director, the AED is responsible for proficiently managing all National Office Human Resources and organizational finances, while strengthening the capacity of the Caucus Units. Based in Ottawa, this position offers a competitive salary and important benefits after a 6 month probationary period. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written skills in French and English, a university diploma in a related field, as well as several years experience of relevant management experience in the non-profit sector. Experience in government relations and excellent knowledge of federal departments related to environmental issues are essential. To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a letter of interest, as well as 3 references to or by fax at (613) 728-2963 by December 9th, 2007. For more information about this job offer, please click here.

DEADLINE TODAY - Employment Opportunity One Sky: Energy Programmer. One Sky is looking for a full-time Energy Programmer to help them run a public engagement program targeted at B.C. municipalities and the reduction of local energy footprints leading up to the Vancouver Olympic Games. There is a strong possibility of an extension into a related job position after one year. They are looking for someone with strong project management skills, media and public relations skills to assume the responsibility of coordinating this project for up to 22 BC communities. Candidates should have experience in both domestic and international energy-related issues and be willing to explore alternative philosophical approaches and models to both environmental sustainability and international cooperation. The deadline to apply is December 3rd. Please visit for a full job description.

DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Employment Opportunity with One Sky: Program Director. One Sky is looking to replace their Program Director for a period of one year while she is on maternity leave. There is a strong possibility of an extension into a related job position after one year. They are looking for someone with strong project management skills to assume the responsibilities of several international projects (Peru, Sierra Leone, Nigeria) as well as oversee domestic and local programming, including an internship program. Candidates should have international project experience and be willing to explore alternative philosophical approaches and models to both environmental sustainability and international cooperation. Candidates with a background in integral theory or experience with applications in integral sustainability are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 7th. For a full job description and how to apply, please visit 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 For more information, visit is 100% Canadian owned and operated and is located in Simcoe, Ontario. “More than just jobs, GoodWork is the place to get connected to environmentally and socially responsible projects, organizations and companies in Canada”. (A)

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THIS WEEK - Sign the Canadian Youth Delegation petition attending Climate Conference. A delegation of 30 Canadian youth are going to the next UN climate change conference in Bali from Dec 3rd - 14th. The following petition will accompany the youth delegation, so our Canadian government leaders know that CANADIAN YOUTH are concerned about the outcome of this conference. This petition will be brought to Bali with the Canadian Youth Delegation and, in turn, presented to the Canadian government delegation. FOR MORE INFO & TO SIGN:

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International Polar Day, Dec. 13, 2007 – Focus on Polar Ice Sheets. In response to journalists and educators wanting an ‘angle’ on the extremely broad International Polar Year, quarterly International Polar Days are being planned that focus on a particular aspect of polar research. These days will include press releases, background information, access to experts, links to images and video, educational and community activities, and connection to researchers in the field. For more information as well as youth activities go to . * Also see attached word file.

Ice-e Mysteries: Polar E-book Project. A innovative approach to science, art and literacy education on polar regions and polar science for the IPY2007-08. Twenty-six middle school classes (grades 5-8) will be paired across the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (13 in each hemisphere). Each of the paired classes will develop a collaborative web-based book based on polar science themes. * For more information see attached word file.

2008 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program. The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program was established to help cultivate and nurture environmental leadership amongst graduating Canadian high school students who have distinguished themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence. The Program grants 15 awards of $5000 each annually, to be applied towards educational expenses for the first year of post-secondary full-time studies in Canada. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2008. For more information, please visit

Sunlight Eco-Action Kids Awards - National Environmental Kids Awards. The Sunlight Eco-Action Kids Awards is a nation-wide awards program that recognizes kids between the ages of six and 12 who are working to make an environmental difference in their communities. Youth across Canada are invited to enter by submitting a letter describing the actions they have taken to better the environment. The purpose of the awards is to give Canadian kids a chance to share their ideas and raise awareness about what any individual can do to help ensure the future health of our environment. The Awards are supported by key environmental organizations including Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Evergreen, the Pembina Institute, World Wildlife Fund Canada, Pollution Probe and Zerofootprint. Experts from these groups will act as judges. To enter, kids between the ages of six and 12 submit a letter outlining their contributions to helping protect the planet. Winners in three different age groups (6-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-12 years) will receive the title of ultimate Eco-Action Kid and join a community of young people investing their time and energy to protect the earth. Each winner will also receive $1,000 to donate to the environmental charity of their choice and a $1,000 cash award. The entry deadline is January 21, 2008. The judges will select finalists from six regions across the country by February 7, 2008. National winners will be announced March 27, 2008. More information about the Awards and rules and regulations can be found by visiting .

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

UNEP Volvo Adventure Award Searching for 2008 Winners. Arranged in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the Volvo Adventure Award rewards active young people who create their own environmental projects. Anyone working on a practical environmental project aged between 13 and 16 years of age can enter for the Volvo Adventure. They are now searching for the 2008 winners – could it be you? All you have to do is register and enter your project by visiting Deadline for application is January 31st 2008.

The Canadian Environment Awards invites you to join The Green Team Challenge 2008! The Green Team Challenge recognizes school-based projects that are protecting, preserving and restoring Canada’s environment. Tell us how your class or environmental club is bringing a green dream to life, and you could win $2,500 from TD Bank Financial Group to support an environmental initiative at your school. Five runners-up in each of the Junior and Senior categories will receive digital video camcorders from Panasonic Canada. All participating schools receive a year-long subscription to Canadian Geographic. The Junior and Senior Grand Prize winners will be invited to attend the Canadian Environment Awards Gala on June 2, 2008, in Toronto. For complete details or to post your green game plan, visit The Green Team Challenge closes on March 1, 2008

$50,000 School Video Contest – Be the Change. An innovative new Web broadcaster is using the power of the Internet to inspire children and youth in schools across North America to make a difference. Pick an environment or social cause and get your school involved in making a difference., a Web TV network featuring solution-oriented news, documentaries, and entertainment, is challenging students and teachers at all K-12 schools in the US and Canada to document their work on a social or environmental project through a series of short videos over the 2007-08 school year - September 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008. The winning schools will receive a prize package worth $50,000 in cash and educational resources. Electronic Press Kit available at:

YOUTH Resources: Website – Pembina - 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! Also, now available – eCards: research, write, design, 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:

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. 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.

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:

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: (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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