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By breaking down barriers, between disciplines, between academics and the general public, between communities, between human beings and nature. For a New Earth is a Newfoundland and Labrador based initiative that mobilizes philosophy, science, and art for the sake of awakening care for our common home. We stage ecological interventions across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 17, 2018 For a New Earth announces its endorsement of soil removal at Muskrat Falls ST. JOHN’S –Local ecological NPO For A New Earth (FANE) hereby announces its public endorsement of the recommendations recently issued by the Independent Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC) for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project that call Read more about Soil Removal at Muskrat[…]
by Ian Goudie Is this government seriously considering sinking $45 million of taxpayers’ money into a form of aquaculture that is passé? Are we about to put another nail into our economic coffin? What is it about Newfoundland that seems we will sell our soul for a few jobs? It seems like a collective unconsciousness Read more about No to Sea Farming Salmon[…]
– by Dr. Ian Goudie David Vardy has raised some major concerns aimed at the failure of democracy to ensure that the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project (LCHP) minimized and mitigated negative environmental impacts. In this article, I elaborate on this theme to emphasize that science is also failing us. Reflecting back to public hearings Read more about On The Failure of Environmental Assessment[…]
David Vardy holds degrees in Economics from Memorial University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University. He was a member of the economics faculty at Queen’s University before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to serve as a senior public servant for close to 30 years. He held numerous senior executive positions including President of the Read more about David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit[…]
FANE Position on Clear-cutting – by Ian Goudie The matter of clear-cutting our forests is an ongoing debate that has advanced with the model of industrial forestry. Industrial forest managers (in NL they are classified as ecosystem managers!!) apply what can be likened to a mode of agriculture. The model is to cut-out everything present Read more about Clear Cutting[…]
The province recently announced ‘Advance 2030,’ a growth plan for the fossil fuel industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the goals is to double off shore oil production by 2030. During the scrum that followed the announcement, premier Ball observed, “There is still a thirst for oil and gas throughout the world,” and that “the Read more about Advance 2030 Announcement[…]
– by Sean J. McGrath Environmentalism is now firmly lodged on the left side of the political perspective. Associated with collectivism, the critique of neo-liberal economics and the opposition to free markets, environmentalism for many belongs alongside other signature leftist causes. People forget that environmentalism was originally a conservative policy. The father of modern conservativism, Read more about Environmental Conservativism: Why We Should Critically Encourage it[…]
March 1st, 7:30 pm Peter Easton Pub 29 Cookstown Road, St. John’s FANE is pleased to present a public talk with David Vardy (Public Policy Consultant) and Labrador Land Protector Jim Learning at the Peter Easton Pub on the future of the beleaguered Muskrat Falls hydro-electrical project on the Churchill River in Labrador. — Podcasts Read more about What’s Next for Muskrat Falls?[…]
Michelle Porter interviews David Vardy on Muskrat Falls; The Independent (February 23rd). ‘What we can learn for the future’: David Vardy on the Muskrat Falls inquiry
Listen to Kyla Bruff, on CBC’s On the Go, with Ted Blades (Feb. 16), responding to the recent announcement of doubling oil production in the province, labelled “Advance 2030.”