ONEIG Exec Kerrie in Action at Brock U's Environmental Sustainability Research Centre "Brock researchers and long-term care residents collaborate on scientific research"
“Wetlands of Sunset: Connecting Memories with Nature,” aims to show the importance of the location of long-term care facilities for the well being of their residents. What makes this an excellent case study for the research is that it is surrounded by wetlands and forests that are also owned by Niagara Region.
Members involved in this initiative, Marcie Jacklin, an avid birder and librarian at Brock, and Kerrie Pickering, a nurse and researcher, were recently awarded an ESRC seed grant to begin a pilot research project.
Combining their knowledge on birds and health, they are currently working on a transdisciplinary study to explore if engagement in citizen science, specifically bird watching, has an impact on the well-being of long term care residents.
Today the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate takes the streets in downtown Toronto. Led by the communities on the front lines of Canada’s failing fossil fuel economy and climate change, this march brings together the coalition we need to build a new kind of economy: labor, immigrants, environmentalists, climate activists and social justice leaders of all kinds. Click on the photo to link to the live update page
Queens Park Day 2015, Policy and Political Action Officer. "Thank you to the RNAO General Assembly for the opportunity to speak to them about how I act on an RNAO priority issue: the environmental determinants of health. I had the chance, at Queen's Park day, to address the assembly to tell them about some of the work I've done with ONEIG, the resolution proposal on Climate Change and participating to support the neonicotinoid ban as well as work that I do elsewhere with Citizens' Climate Lobby. I hope the other panelists and I encouraged our members to take action on issues dear to the hearts of ONEIG and RNAO." Cathy Lacroix speaking on her experience at the RNAO Queens Park Day.