Support the Nova Scotia Environmental Bill of Rights


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On April 21st, 2017, on the eve of Earth Day, citizens packed into the Wooden Monkey in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the public release of a proposed non-partisan Environmental Bill of Rights for Nova Scotia. The Bill, developed by the Nova Scotia Environmental Rights Working Group (NSERWG), endeavours to give everyone in the province legal access to a healthy environment. Similar laws exist in other provinces, but this is the first time a proposed EBR recognizes the unique concerns of traditionally marginalized or vulnerable residents.

Nova Scotians are often left in the lurch when it comes to industrial pollution and other environmental degradation impacting their communities. Without a legal right to a healthy environment, community members find their concerns falling on deaf ears. This is where you come in.


We are asking citizens from across Nova Scotia to demand the right to a healthy environment be enshrined in and protected by law. In the section below, you will find all the resources you need to send an email to your local MLA candidate, as well as the party leaders for the Liberals, PC's and NDP's. You can simply copy the information into your email client, or you can even download and print the document to be sent by post, the choice is yours.

We thank you for supporting environmental rights in Nova Scotia. Isn't it about time?

 Letter to Government

Let our candidates know that we care about environmental rights.

Click on the image below and copy the information into your email client.

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You can find the contact information for all the MLA's in Nova Scotia right here.

 Other Resources


Environmental Rights Community Summaries:

 About the Nova Scotia Environmental Rights Working Group

The Nova Scotia Environmental Rights Working Group (ERWG) is a coalition of environmental and community leaders whose mandate is to create legally-based environmental rights.

Members include:

  • Lisa Mitchell, Executive Director, East Coast Environmental Law
  • Mark Butler, Policy Director, Ecology Action Centre
  • Lil McPherson, Food Activist and Owner of the Wooden Monkey
  • Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Programs, Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
  • Silver Donald Cameron, Journalist, Green Interview
  • Tricia Barry, Board of Directors, Ecojustice
  • Jamie Simpson, Lawyer, Juniper Law
  • Heather Johannesen, Nova Scotia Environmental Network
  • Ingrid Waldron, Director, ENRICH
  • Vinidhra Vaitheeswaran, Board of Directors, ECELAW
  • Sadie Beaton, Ecology Action Centre
  • Matthew Green, Director, NSPIRG
  • Ellen Sweeney, Health Research Scientist, Atlantic PATH
  • Jenna Khoury-Hanna, student, Schulich School of Law
  • Taylor Smiley, student Schulich School of Law
  • Mike Kofahl, student, Schulich School of Law
  • Neil Robertson, student, Schulich School of Law


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