The Environment Network of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI in partnership with Kairos Halifax is hosting an Eco-Justice Fair on September 14, 2019, from 10:00am –3:00pm in The Hydrostone Park 5547 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7 and at St. Marks Church 5522 Russell St, Halifax, NS B3K 1X2.
The Environment Network is guided by the Fifth Mark of Mission, calling Anglicans to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation by actively caring for the earth and working with and supporting other environmental groups and individuals. Kairos Canada, an ecumenical organization is involved in teaching and advocating on social and ecological justice.
The Eco-Justice Fair will provide space and time for networking, community building and developing solidarity between environmental groups and community members.
The general public is welcome to drop by, enjoy the day and learn from a variety of environmental groups and organization providing displays and activities that will include everything from green cemeteries, to reducing your carbon footprint, to climate change advocacy. There will be children’s activities, artistic expressions of appreciation for creation (music, poetry, visual art), creation based spiritual practices, dynamic speakers, and mid-afternoon, Blane Finnie, an arborist, will lead a neighbourhood “Tree Walk”. Learn about the ecology of landscapes, urban forestry and the various species of trees that can be seen in the city.
Included in the line-up of speakers are:
Ryan Weston, Lead Animator for Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice, Anglican Church of Canada
Amelia Berot-Burns, Ecological Justice Program Coordinator, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Stephen Thomas, Ecology Action Centre
Dr. Kathleen Kevany, an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, where she is a Canadian expert on sustainable diets and plant-rich living.
For more information contact:
The Rev. Marian Lucas-Jefferies,
Eco-Justice Fair Planning Committee