The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, we partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. We secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term.
Since 1962, NCC and our partners have helped to conserve more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land from coast to coast.
Vision of Nature Conservancy Canada :
- Nature Conservancy Canada envisions a world in which Canadians conserve nature in all its diversity, and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life.
Mission of Nature Conservancy Canada :
- The Nature Conservancy of Canada leads and inspires others to join us in creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.
Values of Nature Conservancy Canada :
- Durable Conservation Outcomes
- Evidence-Based Decision-Making
- Respect For Nature and People
- Integrity First
- Conservation Through Collaboration and Cooperation
If you are interested in more stories of Nature Conservancy Canada, visit http://www.natureconservancy.ca/.
Energy Probe is a consumer and environmental research team, active in the fight against nuclear power, and dedicated to resource conservation, economic efficiency, and effective utility regulation.
Current Priorities of Energy Probe :
- Restore strong regulation in monopolized markets, such as those involving gas pipelines and electricity grids
- Promote competition in naturally competitive markets
- Promote a clean energy future
- Stop nuclear expansion
- Explain that global warming alarmism promotes an all-electric society of uneconomic and environmentally destructive dams, industrial wind farms and nuclear reactors
- Protect consumer interests when considering energy purchases and options
Energy Probe’s Funding :
- Energy Probe depends overwhelmingly on individual donations and commercial activities for its operation
- Individual donations include receipted monies and unreceipted pro bono work, including from whistle-blowers, lawyers and scientists
For more details about Energy Probe’s projects and goals, visit https://ep.probeinternational.org/.
Degrowth Canada is asmallnot-for-profit organization recently set-up by a number of participants and organizers of the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas (Montreal 13-20 May 2012) to act as a vehicle for communications across Canada on regional and local degrowth activities.
Mission Statement of Degrowth Canada :
- The mission of Degrowth Canada is to actively engage and mobilize citizens in Canada in the global post growth movement. Degrowth Canada is organized based on self-management and aims to use a transdisciplinary approach; grassroots, bottom-up participation; and the integration of civil society in its research and discussions. To articulate the needs and aspirations of the Americas for a post-growth, more equitable and better world, Degrowth Canada worked with others in the organization of the Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas held in May 2012 and with groups across Canada which express an interest in sharing information and actions which promote policies and activities toward a post growth Canada. After the conference, we continue to engage and mobilize citizens in post growth activities that challenge the growth–driven economic model on which existing policies are based. Our ultimate goal is to enable Canada to smoothly transition into a post growth society ripe with social and environmental justice
Bridges will be a periodical publication that aims at collaborative research, that promotes inter-regional alliances to help engage citizens and mobilize them into actions related to the post growth movement.
Degrowth Canada hopes to Identify and promote collaborative experiences that challenge the dominant paradigm. (Experiences: workshops, public lectures, art and actions in public spaces, alternative communities)
Capacity Development :
Degrowth Canada hopes to provide tools and resources for social actors at all scales (starting from local communities to the international community) to critically reflect on current post growth dialogues, in order to develop and articulate new post growth pathways.
For more information about Degrowth Canada and their activities, visit https://degrowthcanada.wordpress.com/.
Established in 1998 by Brent R. Kopperson, Windfall Ecology Centre is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. The creation of Windfall was inspired by a vision of healthy communities, where economic, social, and environmental needs achieve balance through social innovation, community partnership, and community action. The Centre’s activities focus on empowering communities to create lasting wealth in a carbon constrained 21st century.
What Do They Do?
- Energy Efficiency
- Solar Services
- Windfall Ecology Festival
- Water Protection
- Sustainability Planning
EcoHealth Ontario is an organization that focuses on the health of environment in Ontario. Their goal is to develop new collaborations among the human health, social and environmental sectors and build a common agenda to foster improved health and well being outcomes for Ontarians through the provision of better ecosystem quality, increased green space and enhanced access to nature.
Objectives of Ecohealth Ontario :
- Determine research needs and identify knowledge gaps
- Undertake or compile evidence-based research about the interactions among natural systems and human health and well-being;
- Develop a shared set of values among public health, medical, education, planning and environmental sectors and professionals;
- Develop new collaborative relationships across the public health, medical, education, planning and environmental sectors;
- Share information and perspectives to enhance systems thinking and improve health outcomes;
- Develop shared communication, education and outreach messaging for use by collaborative partners; and
- Encourage policy and program changes that help advance the protection, restoration and enhancement of ecosystem services for the health and well-being of our communities.
For more information about EcoHealth Ontario, visit http://www.ecohealth-ontario.ca .
YREA, The York Region Environmental Alliance (YREA) is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization (#84559 0553 RR0001). Our hands-on volunteer board of directors hails from the far reaches of York Region and approves, oversees, and is directly involved with YREA projects. We have a dedicated membership and volunteer base. Three part-time staff administer our day-to-day activities. The organization is formed in 1999 to initially campaign against the cosmetic use of pesticides, the York Region Environmental Alliance (YREA) has continually expanded its mandate to address ecological issues that impact our health and the health of our environment.
Through their mandate, they strive to :
- Identify and raise awareness of environmental concerns which impact York Region and beyond
- Inspire and initiate ecologically sound and sustainable solutions to common community concerns that protect and improve the quality of the environment of York Region
- Promote healthy and environmentally sustainable personal lifestyle choices
- Effectively influence public policy and community behavioural changes
For more information about York Region Environmental Alliance, visit yrea.org.
Conservation Council of New Brunswick believes the future of all life depends on bringing human activity in balance with ecological limits.
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.
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.
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