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/.
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.
If you’d like to learn more about CCC please click on the image 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
Nature Conservancy Canada is a group dedicated to preserving the beauty of nature in canada and has helped protect more than 2.8 million acres across the country.
They work all over the country and deal with many different types of habitats and work with the government and follow thorough processes in order to ensure a speedy and effective manner when it comes to trying to help conserve important areas in Canada.
They do other various activites that include research and helping aid cleanup in certain damaged and of interest areas.
If you’d like to learn more click on the link below.
The Moraine has an enormous amount of biodiversity. There are:
- 1,171 plant species
- 125 species of moss
- 166 breeding bird species (and more through migratory seasons)
- 30 species of reptiles and amphibians
- 51 mammal species
- 73 fish species
- 74 species of butterflies
- 70 dragonflies and damselfly species
- 88 species are provincial or national species at risk and 466 are moraine rare (Canada as a whole has 71,500 species of plants and animals, with approximately 422 species at risk)
There are 72 life and earth science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI’s) covering 15% of the moraine and 82 Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs)
For more information about the Oak Ridges Moraine