Earlier this month, CBU received Honourable Mention at the The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication Awards in the category of Outstanding Post-Secondary Institution, Department, Program or Club for its commitment to environmental education and communication. CBU was recognized for its work in the classroom for programs such as the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies Sport and Physical Activity Leadership and the Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation and for its efforts to decrease its carbon footprint through energy efficient campus upgrades, a focus on sustainable food and the reduction of food waste on campus.
In addition to on-campus efforts, CBU also connects to the community to deliver environmental education and communication. On Thursday, June 1 from 2-4 pm, a free public screening of the film Nature Play will be held in CS 104. Nature Play features a surprising endangered species in the wild today – our children, and devises ways to save humanity’s connection to nature in the next generation – back from the brink of extinction.
CBU will also host the Nova Scotia Outdoor Network’s first regional gathering, and from June 2-4 two outdoor workshops will be delivered at CBU. Registration for the workshop or course: A Reconnecting with Nature Workshop and Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader (Hiking) Course, can be made through Hike NS.