Conservation Council

 

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Our Vision

Conservation Council of New Brunswick believes the future of all life depends on bringing human activity in balance with ecological limits.

Our Mission

Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions.

Our History

The idea for a provincial environmental organization for New Brunswick was first proposed in January 1969 at the annual meeting of the New Brunswick Institute of Agrology by soil scientist Kenneth Langmaid. With a $50 grant from the institute, Ken joined with a group of other scientists, writers, and journalists to found the Conservation Council of New Brunswick on October 18, 1969. Kenneth Langmaid served as our first president. The original provisional directors included Robert Strang, Gerald Shaw, and Austin Squires.

In 1979, the Conservation Council hired its first Executive Director, Dana Silk. Dana was succeeded by Janice Harvey in 1983. In 1985, David Coon joined Janice to serve as Policy Director. By 1990, the organization had grown such that it was organizing its work into programs, beginning with its Marine Conservation Program. Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Health Programs were added in the mid-1990?s. These were followed by the establishment of Forest Conservation, Climate Action, Health Watch Programs, and most recently, Buy Local NB, Freshwater Protection, and Learning Outside.

If you’d like to learn more about CCC please click on the image above.

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Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication

1ffa3bb62aThe Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM)/ Le réseau canadien d’éducation et de communication relatives à l’environnement, is Canada’s only national, bilingual, charitable network for environmental learning (EL). EECOM works strategically and collaboratively to advance EL to ensure Canadians are environmentally literate, engaged in environmental stewardship and contributing to a healthy, sustainable future. At a time when the environment and sustainability issues are a clear priority to Canadians, EECOM’s role is more important than ever before.

EECOM works with multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, multi-cultural and multi-sectoral partner individuals and organizations from across Canada. Reflecting the fundamental importance of networking and collaborating among regions, cultures and sectors in EL, EECOM’s network is comprised of teachers, students, academics, community leaders, nature interpreters, youth, and business leaders. Current members and associates include representatives and decision makers from provincial, territorial or national environmental learning organizations, from a variety of sectors including: all levels of government, NGOs, universities, K-12 schools, private sector, industry, autonomous workers and retirees.

If you’d like to learn more please feel free to click the image above to be directed to their website.

Canadian Environmental LAW Association

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The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a non-profit, public interest organization established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms. Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, CELA is one of 76 community legal clinics located across Ontario, 18 of which offer services in specialized areas of the law. CELA also undertakes additional educational and law reform projects funded by government and private foundations. To find out more see our most recent Annual Report.

Clinic Mandate

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a specialty community legal clinic providing services to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities across Ontario in environmental law matters. CELA was established in 1970, funded as an Ontario specialty legal aid clinic since 1978, and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital pursuant to the laws of Canada in 1982, providing legal aid services to the community without fees for service. CELA services include environmental law legal services, including representation before a variety of courts and tribunals as well as assistance to individuals representing themselves, summary advice, law reform and public legal education.

CELA’s objectives are:

  • To provide equitable access to justice to those otherwise unable to afford representation for their environmental problems;
  • To advocate for comprehensive laws, standards and policies that will protect and enhance public health and environmental quality in Ontario and throughout Canada;
  • To increase public participation in environmental decision-making;
  • To work with the public and public interest groups to foster long-term sustainable solutions to environmental concerns and resource use;
  • To prevent harm to human and ecosystem health through application of precautionary measures.

In accomplishing all of these objectives, primary recognition is given to CELA’s mandate to assist low-income people and disadvantaged communities.

Ontario Environment Industries

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Established in 1991, ONEIA is the business association representing the interests of the environment industry in Ontario. Our network of thousands of contacts includes key people at environmental technology, product and service companies, law, investment and insurance firms, institutes, universities and governments. Through their innovation and experience in Ontario and around the world, Ontario’s environment industry provides markeat-driven solutions for society’s most pressing environmental problems.

 

Key stats on Ontario’s Environment Industry (according to Statistics Canada)

  • Includes more than 3,000 environment companies in Ontario

  • Offers world-class technology and environmental services

  • Employs more than 65,000 highly trained people

  • Generates annual revenues in excess of $8 billion

  • Creates exports with a value approaching $1-billion

Leading Edge Innovation

Ontario’s environment industry develops environmentally innovative and economically efficient technologies and management solutions for a wide range of needs.

Advanced solutions for air and water pollution, solid waste, and management of hazardous materials, site remediation and decontamination, and others have been developed and commercialized by Ontario companies.

World-Class Technologies

Ontario’s environment industry offers the world’s best environmental technologies. Whatever the challenge and whatever the need, Ontario’s environment industry can offer a range of solutions that are cost-effective and environmentally sound. From municipal water treatment to the most advanced renewable energy technology, Ontario companies offer solutions that set a world standard.

 

Canadian Environmental Network

The RCEN was established in 1977 and is an aid tool that connects and arcen_logollows for multiple not-for-profit non government organizations primarily in Canada to communicate, aid and work together for common goals.

They host national caucuses and discuses topics such as Environmental Planning, toxicity, mining, deforestation and so forth. They host their annual reports on their website for review which hold the names of various affiliated organizations along with the caucuses and their outcomes. Also included is their audits (2011 Audit) for previous years available to be seen so that investors can get a decent look at the health and viability of the organization as a whole.

They have consultations open and even offer job applications for people who are looking for a position in something relating to the environment so if you feel interested in anything relating feel free to check out the website by clicking on the photo above. 

Evergreen

Evergreen is a not-for-profit dedicated to making cities flourish that wasevg-logo-eng-rgb established in 1991, their main goal being to create healthier cities that incorporate nature within living spaces.

So far they’ve helped build school grounds, community programs helping on water,housing and transportation issues and creating economical environmentally healthy social work-spaces for people to use on the daily.

Seen below is their Evergreen Brick works Centre, a community centre that was converted from the old Don Valley Brick Works, a heavily used factory that had created over 43 million bricks annually for use in Canada and in 1984 the building was abandoned and eventually Evergreen took a hold of it and created the centre as it is now. It’s open daily and hosts a variety of different activities such as nature based camps, gardening workshops, exhibits, holding conferences and even a weekend Farmers Market.

They offer volunteering options and accept donations and any help that they can get, if you want any news from them you can check out their website by click the evergreen image above.

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Wildlife Preservation Canada

WPC deals with taking care of endangered animals, making sure that their DNA stays alive wpc_newlogowhile maintaining their habitats and using various scientific techniques in order to do so.

They base their plan on “Urgency of Need” and implement many different ways of helping animals such as conservation breeding and introduction so as to not to accidentally domestic or cause any more issues when trying to repopulate a species.

They have succeeded in bring back low population animals (from numbers as low as 6) all the way to hundreds.

They often hold events and will post them regularly on their site. Donations are available to be given if you so chose to do so as they are a not-for-profit organization any help is appreciated.

Click on the image if you’d like to learn more about them.