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Climate change, integral ecology, ecological conversion, the green economy.
Writings by FANE members and friends of FANE, on a variety of issues and topics.
Interviews and Lectures
What We Do
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.
DIRECTORS & ADVISORS
DR. Ian Goudie
The Muskrat Falls inquiry is holding public consultations, prior to completion of the final report. There are two public sessions: Tuesday, July 30th at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8th, Lawrence O’Brien Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Those wishing to speak are asked Read more about Muskrat Falls – Public Consultation[…]
DNL’s Mission The purpose of Decarbonize NL is to unleash the creativity, passion, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit of Newfoundland and Labrador – to bring together enthusiastic members of academia, government, industry, Indigenous communities, non-profits, and the general public to outline what we can do, not just to meet or exceed the IPCC targets in NL, Read more about Decarbonizing NL[…]
FANE co-director Sean McGrath, on VOCM (Monday, March 4), discussing the Oceans Symposium.
POLICY PAPER NOW AVAILABLE The FANE co-sponsored Future of Oceans generated a policy paper: Stewarding the North Atlantic A White Paper of Policy Recommendations based on the Findings of the Future of Oceans Symposium, held at Memorial University, on the 16th of March, 2019. Sponsored by: The President’s Office, Memorial University The Royal Society of Read more about Future of Oceans[…]
Seafaring the North Atlantic is a musical and cinematic prelude to the Future of Oceans Symposium FEATURING a screening of shorts on the Atlantic from the archives of the NFB, followed by Canada’s premier violin and piano ensemble Duo Concertante, performing “The ocean is full of its own collapse” by Andrew Staniland, based on Lisa Read more about Seafaring the North Atlantic[…]
War On Nature Ian Goudie The great American sage and poet, Gary Snyder, likened what is happening now to nature worldwide – the nonhuman realm of watersheds and ecosystems, to a war against Nature. At its roots, the western culture is driven by capitalism which by definition is about maximizing profits, and often at a Read more about War on Nature[…]
FANE’s submission to the Muskrat Fall Inquiry is available here, as a pdf. Muskrat Falls Commission Report Final We also welcome visitors to read, view and listen to the materials gathered here from various FANE sponsored Muskrat Falls events. Click here for the Inquiry’s Homepage
In February, 2018, Sean McGrath, Kyla Bruff and I (co-directors of FANE) travelled to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where we participated in a public symposium on the environmental, social, and culture impacts of the ill-conceived Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric project. Many people took the time to participate in the event, and to speak to us in depth Read more about Mina Campbell[…]
The Future of Oceans A Royal Society of Canada Atlantic Symposium (in partnership with MUN and FANE) The health of our oceans has never been more in the public eye than today. Coral reefs and fisheries in every ocean of the planet are threatened by rising sea temperatures; the presence of human waste, especially plastics is ubiquitous; Read more about The Future of Oceans[…]
Last week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new comprehensive report, urging action on climate change. The report details both the dire consequences of inaction, but also charts a way forward towards keeping temperature increases below 2 degrees – such change, however, demands immediate and pervasive policy action. “There is alarming evidence Read more about New IPCC Report on Climate Change[…]