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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.
Our flagship event
Climate Change is Real by Barry Stephenson Any adequate response to climate change must necessarily be rooted in the knowledge that climate change is real. There is much obfuscation and denial in the media, as well our economic and political institutions. These are some basic truths that we need to acknowledge–and come to terms with: Read more about Climate Change is Real[…]
The Religious Dimension of Climate Crisis Barry Stephenson Being able to see a situation, as is it, the work of reason, is very hard work. The use of reason is hampered by all sorts of obstacles – personal, social, economic, so on. Some measure of objective realism (seeing the world as it is) is crucial Read more about The Religious Dimension of Climate Crisis[…]
FANE held its inaugural Annual General Meeting, at the Cochrane Centre, on February 8. FANE PRESS RELEASE Local NPO For A New Earth Holds General Meeting with Politicians, Academics and the Public; Establishes Action Plan Kyla Bruff St. John’s Local, newly established NPO For A New Earth (FANE) held its inaugural General Meeting at the Read more about Annual General Meeting[…]
MF Symposium Agenda – click for pdf of full agenda The Symposium will be live streaming on YouTube. Click to link to the event page. On the 22nd of February, 2018, the Royal Society of Canada and College of New Scholars, in collaboration with the Read more about Muskrat Falls, A Public Sympsoium[…]
Sean McGrath and Kyla Bruff, in conversation with Jonathan Richler, on VOCM radio’s Nightline.
It’s time to get organized. At the Ship Pub last fall a couple hundred of you showed up to talk about climate change in Newfoundland and Labrador. Since then we have acquired NPO status. We want to hear from all of you about what the priorities are for the province. How can we become leaders Read more about Upcoming General Meeting – For A New Earth[…]
This text is an Interview with Dr. Sean J. McGrath conducted by Dr. Jens Soentgen for the Annual Report of the Centre for Environmental Sciences at the University of Augsburg (Wissenschaftszentrum Umwelt). Jens Soentgen (JS): Sean, can one say that Newfoundland suffers from problems that are typical in the Anthropocene? Sean McGrath (SJM): Newfoundland Read more about Interview with Dr. Sean J. McGrath on Newfoundland and Labrador and the Anthropocene[…]
By Kyla Bruff Climate change is a global issue whose major actors — and factors — seem impersonal and impenetrable. Corporations, government bodies and industry influencers make our personal attempts to reduce our own individual daily burning of fossil fuels — e.g. taking Metrobus, walking to school or work when possible, etc. — seem insignificant. Our individual Read more about Do We Really Care About Climate Change in Newfoundland and Labrador?[…]
On Tuesday, November 7th at 8pm, three members of the For A New Earth team will publicly discuss the question “Do We Really Care About Climate Change?” at the Ship Pub. Is the answer hopeful, pessimistic, pragmatist, or otherwise? More specifically in recent months, in view of Trump’s defection from Paris, the rise of Read more about FANE Public Lecture: Do We Really Care About Climate Change?[…]
By Sean McGrath The massive hydro-electric project on the lower Churchill River in Labrador is expected to go online in 2019. Described as a “boondoggle” by policy makers and at 12.7 billion dollars–over double the anticipated budget–the Muskrat Falls project emerged into international attention in the fall of 2016 when protesters occupied the Labrador premises Read more about The Ongoing Muskrat Falls Debacle: How not to Develop the North[…]