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/.
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.
The 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.
The Kawartha watershed is a unique landscape that holds vast wetlands, and long meandering rivers that flow to and from big lakes along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Agriculture thrives on rich soils and clean water, picturesque rural communities dot the landscape, and conservation and natural areas protect significant natural heritage. All of our programs and services support the protection of this unique watershed in Ontario.
Map of the Kawartha Watershed
To learn more about Kawartha Watershed
The RCEN was established in 1977 and is an aid tool that connects and allows 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.
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 it. 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