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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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.

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Environmental Issues and Awareness

The health of our planet is very important to everything that lives on it, if the planets health becomes poorer we in turn suffer due to Environmental PSit. Unfortunately humans don’t really have the best track record when it comes to keeping our world safe as more often than not, profit seems to trump everything else.

Various people have realized that constantly doing so raises more problems for the current population and the future generation and have made main different organization and groups in order to combat the degradation and help save the planet little by little.

If you’d like to see any of the websites feel free to click on the links below

http://www.azocleantech.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=563: Dedicates itself to finding new ways to benefit the earth with nature healthy technology

https://www.desmog.ca/environmental-issues-canada: Dedicated to help clean up the already polluted parts of Canada

http://globalnews.ca/tag/environment-canada/: Provides up to date news on Canadian environment from weather to large scale pollutant outbreaks

York Region Environmental Alliance

The YREA is a group focused on bringing awareness to important environmental issues with in the York Region including:

  • Food sources : natural vs toxic
  • Clothing: Was the production of the clothes met fairly
  • Carbon Foot Print: Car and electrical waste
  • Environmental Waste: Pollution, littering and unintentional damage

They also include certain information such as:

  • Giving information on living sustainable lifestyles
  • Ways we interact with the inviroment
  • Toxicity and how to reduce it
  • Promoting healthier lifestyles
  • Projects on improving quality of life within York Region

Although this is a very brief look on what they have to offer, if you’re interested on seeing how you can help the environment and would like more information on York Regions part of doing so, you can follow this link to their website and hopefully find everything you’ll need. They do update regularly and have recent news posted up on their front page.

http://yrea.org/

 

The Coastal Centre

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The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation was founded in 1998 with the goals of protecting and restoring Lake Huron’s coastal environment and promoting a healthy coastal ecosystem.

While many environmental advocacy groups address local issues within the region, the Coastal Centre is the only grassroots organization focused on protecting the coastal environment lake-wide. The Centre has conducted projects and outreach initiatives along the shorelines of Lake Huron, Southern Georgian Bay and Southern Manitoulin Island. Given the wide geographic scope of our operations, the Centre uses its web presence extensively to provide guidance and educational resources on a number of our key priority areas.

The Coastal Centre also recognizes that its work has to include the economic and social dimensions of sustainability. The Coastal Centre believes that coastal communities cannot have a healthy economy unless they have a healthy environment. To achieve this, the Coastal Centre uses a science-based approach to link academic researchers, local and regional politicians, resource managers, cottagers and municipal staff to improve decision-making and inspire environmental action to safeguard and improve the lake ecosystem.

For more info. visit: https://www.lakehuron.ca/

HUMBER RIVER – A CANADIAN HERITAGE RIVER

          The Humber River is a Canadian Heritage River, as designated by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System in 1999 for its significant cultural and recreational contribution to the development of Toronto and surrounding area. The Humber River watershed encompasses 911 square kilometres, is home to 856,200 people, and is the largest in Toronto and Region Conservation’s jurisdiction.

        Its waters, originating on the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine, flow down the Humber River into Lake Ontario. All told, the area includes 1800 kilometres of waterway and 600 bodies of water, and is home to 755 species of plants, 42 species of fish, and over 185 animal species.hero-humberbridge.jpg

Learn more about HUMBER RIVER