Environment, Government and Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada is one of the few government dedicated sites environemnt-canadathat includes information on a variety of enviromental topics that the government has tied in relations with.

ECCC includes basic information on environmental topics such as pollution, sustainable development, various ecosystems etc. while also including a multitude of different acts and regulations that often protect the environment from human harm.

If you’re looking for the most in depth/ set in stone items regarding the rules and laws of the environment than this website is perfect for finding and understanding them.

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.

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/

 

Conservation Ontario

Conservation Ontario is a nonprofit association that represents the network of 36 Conservation Authorities.

Conservation Authorities are community-based watershed management agencies dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing Ontario’s natural resources on a watershed basis.

The office of Conservation Ontario is located in Newmarket Ontario. It is governed by a six member elected Board of Directors and directed by a Council made up of Conservation Authority representatives. Conservation Ontario is funded primarily by its members, supplemented by project funding and contract work.

Fore more info. visit: http://conservationontario.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 

YR Student Water Conservation Program

Image result for york regionYR Student Water Conservation Program is a program runs by York Region, involving students in York Region. Student Water Conservation Program does different kinds of projects such as Beach Water Testing, Drinking Water Source Protection and etc., all by students and managers of York Region. York Region Student Water Conservation Program is very significant in a way that students are being responsible by their own wills of protecting the environment of their neighbor, and the solutions to the pre-existing problems are being researched by running different projects. For more information of York Region Student Water Conservation Program, visit (http://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/environment/yr/waterandwastewater/studentwaterconservationprograms/)