Newfoundland Sustainable Communities

This website was created following the annual general meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network in the beautiful rural community of Harbour Deep from August 25 to 27, 2000. It's turned out to be a very interesting title for the new wave of Newfoundland resettlement. The government paid the people of Harbour Deep to leave in 2002. This should raise a lot of questions - is rural Atlantic Canada suffering from a terminal disease and simply experiencing denial?

Father John McCarthy was at the NLEN meeting in 2000 to deliver the keynote address on The Spirituality of Nature. Eight years later, his intelligent and lucid analysis of environmental concerns are even more topical as the Canadian government prepares to abandon its international commitments.

Father John McCarthy's key note address at the NLEN annual meeting, Spirituality and Nature, was videotaped by Harbour Deep students. Click here if you have QuickTime installed on your computer.

This is an audio file Father John McCarthy's key note address. It's a smaller file and will load easier if you simply want to listen.

Discussion at Harbour Deep focused on Kruger Inc's plans to clearcut the Main River forest. This is a link to a 2001 Sierra Club release about the Main River.

A Map of the Sea by Chris Brookes.

Harbour Deep youth videotaped the NLEN conference. Click here to see their photos. It's obvious that youth involvement is essential in our sustainable communities strategy.

A website from the Protected Areas Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network.

Click on the logo for a QuickTime tutorial.