Climate action and a green rural economy

Everyone involved in the RAVEN project wants to see New Brunswick transition to a green (sustainable, low-carbon) economy. We are particularly interested in how this can happen in rural communities in the province.

Extreme weather events are becoming much more common across New Brunswick. Over the past few years, many rural communities, especially on coastal areas and near inland waterways, have experienced flooding and storm surges. Many rural activists and local public sector organizations are working on adapting to these and related changes in their communities and regions. Some are also actively mitigating climate change by taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

RAVEN is currently working on several projects under this theme:

  • RAVEN is collaborating with the Northwest Regional Service Commission (CSRNO) on a project related to leadership for climate change adaptation in a rural region. RAVEN research assistant Kim Reeder is working on this project with investigator Susan O’Donnell. Kim presented an initial report at the RAVEN research panel during RAVEN’s Earth Week 2019 activities.
  • We launched a cell phone music video contest on the theme “Moving Toward a Green Economy in New Brunswick” open to all residents of New Brunswick. For more information on the contest, click here.

For more RAVEN updates related to a green rural economy and climate action, click here.